Jimmy McGovern writing Catholicism drama ‘Broken’ for BBC One

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Banished writer Jimmy McGovern will return to the BBC with Broken.

The six-part drama series is described as a “State of the Nation piece.”

Jimmy McGovern and producer Colin McKeown commented: “We are both proud and privileged to be producing this new six-part primetime drama series for the BBC written by Jimmy McGovern from our home city of Liverpool. BBC is also the rightful home for this State of the Nation piece. It plots the perspective of a local Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan and that of his congregation and their struggle with both Catholicism and contemporary Britain.”

Polly Hill, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning announced yesterday: “I’m proud to announce this range of over 35 hours of new drama and to continue the BBC’s commitment to backing original, ambitious drama.

“I want the BBC to be the best creative home for writers and it’s exciting to bring audiences new shows from Mike Bartlett, Jimmy McGovern, Jo Ahearne and Hugo Blick; plus have Kenneth Lonnergan, Connor McPherson and Kris Mrksa all writing their first dramas for us. They include state of the nation drama about contemporary Britain, to crime series that offer a fresh take on a much loved genre.

“Over the next year, I will continue to reinvent and broaden the range of drama on the BBC and it is because we make great drama for everyone that we can offer audiences and the creative community something unique and distinct.”

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