BBC Orders Identity Theft Medical Drama Trust Me

BBC One has announced new four part thriller Trust Me, written by Dan Sefton (Mr Selfridge), which follows nurse Cathy who, after losing her job for whistleblowing, is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter.

Out of desperation, Cathy steals her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor and start a new life in Edinburgh. Burying herself deeper and deeper in the adopted persona, she realises that she really could get everything she ever wanted, but how far will she go to protect it?

Dan Sefton says: “Having worked in the NHS for most of my adult life, I know only too well that it provides the perfect setting for a contemporary drama – the characters, the (often literal) pain – as well as the affection and dedication of staff.”

“Trust Me shows all of that but its central story is Cathy, a decent, honourable woman who, when everything is falling apart, takes a huge risk in search of a better life. A life that she will fiercely protect.”

Trust Me goes into production later this year and will be filmed in and around Edinburgh.