Harry Potter actor Alfred Enoch plays a wounded soldier who suspects an 'angel of death' is killing hospital patients as Trust Me returns
It’s by the same writer, and about strange goings-on in a Scottish hospital. But series two of medical thriller Trust Me features an all-new cast – including John Hannah as a senior doctor and Ashley Jensen as a physiotherapist – and a completely different storyline.
The original followed the misadventures of fake medic Cath, played by Jodie Whittaker before she became a very different kind of Doctor as the new Time Lord.
But the new run centres on injured soldier Jamie – played by Harry Potter actor Alfred Enoch – who becomes suspicious when patients start dying off on his hospital ward.
Is there an Angel of Death stalking the hospital? Or could Jamie, who’s paralysed from the waist down, be suffering a paranoid delusion caused by post-traumatic stress disorder?
Here, Alfred Enoch gives his prognosis on the new series of Trust Me...
Tell us about your character
Alfred Enoch: “Jamie is a corporal in the British Army and he’s on active duty in Afghanistan when he’s injured. He’s brought back to the UK with a partial severance in the spinal cord. Many of his unit were shot and killed, so when we meet him at the beginning of the series he is dealing with a lot.”
Why did the role appeal to you?
AE: “That kind of injury, on that magnitude, is a huge challenge for anyone, even more so for someone as physical as Jamie. He’s now also an accidental detective where he’s put in a position where he has to work out what’s going on. The story is so gripping, a real thriller.”
How did you research for the role?
AE: “I had the chance to talk to ex-serviceman who had been injured in combat and who spoke to me about their injuries, how they occurred, and the physical and mental process of recovering. It’s a huge sacrifice going to war and you put yourself through so much mentally so I was very mindful of that, and I wanted to be as respectful as I could be."
Why should people tune in?
AE: “Trust Me is a gripping psychological thriller that gets inside of the heads of its characters. That’s a huge draw. I read the script and thought there’s something really tense about the story and the psychology; the focus on what the individual is going through and how it affects them. We look for those human connections in stories.”
Trust Me starts on BBC1 on Tuesday 16 April at 9pm.
Ian writes about TV and film for TV Times, What’s on TV and TV & Satellite Week magazines. He co-hosts the weekly TV streaming podcast, Bingewatch.
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