Trauma (ITV 2018, John Simm, Adrian Lester)

Three part psychological thriller sees the world of Dan Bowker collapsing following the murder of his fifteen year old son Alex in a stabbing incident. Alex actually dies in the trauma room of the hospital he is taking too and Dan is convinced that consultant Jon Allerton is to blame for his death.

As he strives for what he believes is justice, Dan begins to unpick the very fabric of Jon’s life as his own unravels in the wake of Alex’s killing.

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Trauma is an intricate, fast-paced thriller that questions what makes a man good and explores what happens when the very institutions established to protect us and those who represent them, let us down.

production details
UK | ITV – Tall Story Pictures | 3×50 minutes | Aired from 12-14 February 2018

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Script: Mike Bartlett

John Simm as Dan Bowker
Adrian Lester as Jon Allerton
Lyndsey Marshal as Susie Bowker
Michael Shaeffer as Lee Ransen
Rowena King as Lisa Allerton
Jade Anouka as Alana Allerton
Jemima Rooper as Nora Barker
India Lewis as Kate
Albie Marber as Alex Bowker

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.