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Crash test for the young doctors

Crash follows the lives of four newly qualified doctors working at the fictional Cardiff City Hospital

A new TV drama series set in Cardiff follows the ups and downs, highs and lows of a group of young doctors as they embark on their first jobs.

Crash is based in the fictional Cardiff City Hospital where the friends and colleagues face the steepest learning curves of their lives.

The series is written by a team led by Tony Jordan, award-winning creator of Hustle and co-creator of Life on Mars.

Crash can be seen on BBC One Wales from Wednesday 9 September at 2030 BST.

In the first episode, tensions are running high as Cath, Rob, Ameer and Rhian prepare for their first day working as junior doctors.

Rob faces reams of red tape as he tries to get his patient assessed by the psychiatric unit while Cath struggles to find a patient's vein.

Rhian discovers there's more to diagnosis that studying patient notes while Ameer's confidence takes a knock when he finds himself to be the first doctor at the scene of an emergency.

And the time to step up comes sooner than the fledgling doctors expect as they are rocked to the core by a shocking incident.

Jordan says he's wanted to make a series of this kind for some time, where the young characters grow up in a world where their decisions can quite literally mean life or death.

"It's amazing to think of the responsibility these kids have," he says.

"We all trust them with the lives of our children, our parents and our loved ones, yet underneath their scrubs they are still young men and women who are in the process of growing into adults themselves," he adds.

"It's a rite of passage, where the lessons they learn as they do their job, forge the kind of adults they become."

Crash begins on Wednesday 9 September at 8.30pm on BBC One Wales and BBC HD - see it on the BBC iPlayer .

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