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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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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38 of 41 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Miss Scarlett on 8 Feb. 2014
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This is very much a boxset to watch all in one go, as it relies on the viewer being vigilant. Despite the show's flaws, it does have good re-watch value.

The premise is that there is a pile-up on the A-12, involving eight cars. There's some fatalities, some critical injuries and some escape with a few scratches and a bad arm. But our lead policeman John Tolin (Douglas Henshall) does some sleuthing and discovers that there are some dodgy dealings about. He is paired up with policewoman Ann (Kate Ashford) with whom he naturally has romantic history with. So, who are all these people and what's going on?

That is really the show's problem for the middle three episodes. In the opener, we see some intrigue and wait to learn more about that, only for more 'intrigue' and characters to keep piling up. Clearly this was done to stretch the show to five episodes (one was shown every weekday for a week). The criminal activity was all a bit vague and unconvincing, lacking any tension, though there is a pay off of sorts for the blandest one in the penultimate episode. If they'd left that, the show could have focused on the more interesting criminal activity; the dodgy secrets of a large company that one of the people involved in the crash, PA Karen (Claire Rushbrook) is on the brink of exposing.

Buried underneath all of this unconvincing no-tension dodgy dealings are the secrets of a private piano tutor (David Bamber), the rubbish relationship of roadside diner waitress Jane (Lucy Griffiths), the millionaire who wants to whisk her off her feet (Paul McGann), a man (Phil Davis) and his mother-in-law (Sylvia Sims), and a young black couple (Anwar Lynch and Leonora Crichlow).
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