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Collateral – Who’s Who guide to the new BBC2 drama starring Carey Mulligan and Billie Piper

Collateral – Who’s Who guide to the new BBC2 drama starring Carey Mulligan and Billie Piper
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Collateral – Who’s Who guide to the new BBC2 drama starring Carey Mulligan and Billie Piper

BBC2’s new drama Collateral stars Carey Mulligan as a police officer who arrives on the scene soon after a pizza delivery driver is shot dead….

Here’s our who’s who guide to Collateral…

DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan)

Carey Mulligan on filming Collateral while pregnant: 'My bump was so big that I looked like a Teletubby in my forensic suit!'

The pregnant cop believes there’s more to the murder of a pizza delivery driver than meets the eye.

David Mars (John Simm)

David Mars (JOHN SIMM)

MP David is drawn into the case when his estranged wife calls him for help after the pizza delivery man is killed outside her flat.

Karen Mars (Billie Piper)

Karen Mars (Billie Piper)

David’s troubled ex-wife is shocked when the man who delivers her pizza is shot dead on her front porch.

Jane Oliver (Nicola Walker)

Jane Oliver (NICOLA WALKER)

An old friend of David’s, the local vicar is compromised when her partner is caught up in the police investigation.

Mikey Gowans (Brian Vernel)

Mikey Gowans (BRIAN VERNEL)

A colleague of the murder victim, he could have been sent on the delivery - but does he know more than he claims?

Suki Vincent (Kim Medcalf)

Suki Vincent (Kim Medcalf)

Journalist who reports on the murder, will her relationship with David compromise her ability to do her job?

Collateral – written by David Hare (who adapted bestsellers The Hours and The Reader into award-winning films - starts on Monday at 9.00pm on BBC2.

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