Collision 1 Season 2009

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1. Collision - Episode 1 AGES_15_AND_OVER

Detective Inspector John Tolin returns to work after an extended period of leave. Leaving his house, he says goodbye to his daughter Jodie, but there is no sign of his wife, who we see in a family photograph. Tolin is a damaged man and over the course of the story we will find out why.

Starring:
Douglas Henshall,Paul McGann
Runtime:
45 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Marc Evans
Starring Douglas Henshall, Paul McGann
Supporting actors Phil Davis, Kate Ashford
Season year 2009
Network DRG
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Roderick Keech on 4 Dec. 2009
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Yet another solid English drama, 'Collision' is a major achievement in carrying a truck load of characters yet not being at all confusing. The use of travelling backwards and forwards in time enabled the writers to flesh out all the characters and allow the plot to unfold episode by episode.

Despite what one reviewer said about the actual collision scenes (and an actor's hair do - give me a break !), I felt they were terrifyingly realistic. As someone who drives long distances on major freeways every week, I was once again reminded of how completely abitrary, and calamitous, some accidents are. I shall be even more vigilant in maintaining my distance from other vehicles whilst travelling at 110 km/h. I'd almost go so far as to say that this should be mandatory viewing for all drivers, particilarly those that use high-speed roadways.

Prepare yourself for a bumpy but gripping ride with 'Collision', easily sustained through all five well crafted episodes. Highly recommended, except to those who live vicariously through attaching themselves to minor celebrities and think everyone working for The Met should have fab hair:-) This is the real world, and as such, not all characters are portrayed as catwalk models. Surpringly, not all of the uniformed Met workers get their hair done at Realhair in Chelsea, and their uniforms are not made and designed by Lacroix. If potential viewers think this may be an issue, this mini-series is not for you. If this is a serious criticism by the reviewer, then I think it clearly gives you an idea of her priorities in film production.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By I. A. Kaye on 6 Jan. 2010
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Compelling and gripping drama, initially focusing on an accident investigation then turning into a web of murder, people trafficking, drugs and infidelity. Fantastically filmed and great acting, but what happened in the end with the other cases e.g. the government cover-up and the people smuggling? What happens to the guy who killed his mother-in-law and tried to cover it up by taking off her seat belt? And what happens with Jane's affair with the married man? Too many loose ends to make this a complete drama. Yes, the cause of the accident was solved, but what would have clinched this drama and get 5 stars from me, would have been to see all the other cases solved and storylines ended. I still would recommend Collision.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on 10 Jun. 2011
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Just like everything Anthony Horowitz writes, this is brilliant. The story, on the surface, is about a major (and I mean MAJOR) car crash. However, as the series continues, it becomes the story of peoples past, the things they have done and how the crash has has an effect on their futures. With the story twisting and turning at every possible moment, Collision is a series everyone can relate to, with exiting moments throughout. To sum up, this series is AWESOME!
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By MartinRG TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Nov. 2009
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I watched this on ITV, taking a bit of a punt as some of their dramas are pretty awful.

Collision is a mix of whodunnit (murder, deception, deceit, it has the lot) and people watching, as a combination of mundane lives are thrown together due to the fatal crash. The flashbacks tell how the drivers and passengers came to be in the accident, drip feeding more information to us as it builds up speed.

Holding it together is the crash investigator, whose story we learn throughout the course of the investigation.

All in all a fascinating story which doesn't lose momentum throughout its journey.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lalita on 18 Aug. 2013
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This is a super exciting series & kept me enthralled from beginning to end. The storyline follows various lives of accident victims or those associated in some way with the accident. The lives of these people are expertly presented so the viewer can easily keep track of who is who & what is what. Great actors & I havent stopped recommending it since I watched it! The dvd's extras (yes I love the extra's:-) are really interesting. Amazing how inventing it all is & what went into making this series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hilary. on 6 April 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed this DVD, I think Douglas Henshall is a brilliant actor and to carry a 5 hr story through to its conclusion was well worth watching. Arrived in expected time frame. Well done.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Markus Ronald on 15 Jan. 2010
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i bought this DVD for two reasons: Amazon reviews and having loved Foyles war i felt that the writer Anthony Horowitz can do no wrong.

This is a very clever story about a tragic accident and the people involved whose lives were effected by it. It is not just a story about a crash, but five interwoven stories that have been brilliantly pieced together by the writer. Why it happened,is an anti-climax and i won't spoil it for you, but you will have to wait till the end to find out why, and when you do you may feel like i did, in that the "why" is not really relevant. As the plot unfolds, all is not what it seems and this is what endeared me to the series. The story developes slowly as Detective Inspector John Tolin puts it altogether piece by piece and you actually kick yourself as you naturally come to the wrong conclusions. Like a detective novel, you are sure you have got the right killer only to get to the last page and you ask yourself, "why didn't i think of him"?

In conclusion, do what i did and put an evening aside and watch it one go. First class British entertainment like only the Brits can do !!
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