‘Broken’ first look: Sean Bean stars in Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC One drama

The first promotional image has been released for The Street writer Jimmy McGovern’s new primetime drama for BBC One. Broken began filming last year and is described as a “State of the Nation piece.” Sean Bean leads the cast of the six-part series as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. The Game of Thrones … >

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Sean Bean to lead cast of new Jimmy McGovern drama ‘Broken’

Game of Thrones star Sean Bean has been cast as the lead in Jimmy McGovern’s new primetime drama series for BBC One. Broken will feature Bean as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. The six-part drama series was announced earlier this year and is described as a “State of … >

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Watch trailer for Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC One drama ‘Reg’

BBC One has released a trailer for Jimmy McGovern’s new one-off drama Reg. Starring Tim Roth, Anna Maxwell Martin, Elliott Tittensor and Ralph Brown, the 90-minute film tells the story of one man who takes on the Prime Minister, to get justice for his son. Based on a true story, Reg airs at 9pm on Monday 6 June on … >

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Return date confirmed for Jimmy McGovern’s ‘Moving On’

BBC One’s daytime drama series Moving On returns next week with five new standalone stories set in and around Liverpool. Created by writer Jimmy McGovern, the seventh season begins at 2.15pm on Monday 22 February on BBC One. The first episode, ‘Taxi For Linda’ follows Linda (Julie Hesmondhalgh) and Frank (John Thompson), colleagues and confidantes … >

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Jimmy McGovern writing Catholicism drama ‘Broken’ for BBC One

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 … >

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‘Banished’ finale review

The final episode of Banished delivered an emotional punch as the show went out with a howling bang rather than a whimper. Honour and virtue were the watchwords as Mrs Johnson realised she had been duped, Tommy met his end, Captain Collins engaged in some soul searching and the authorities struggle to keep control of … >

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‘Banished’ episode guide

Banished is BBC Two’s new convicts drama from Accused writer Jimmy McGovern. From the makers of Top Of The Lake, the seven-part series stars Myanna Buring (Ripper Street), Russell Tovey (Being Human) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour). > Order Banished on DVD on Amazon. The cast also includes David Wenham (Top Of The Lake), Joseph … >

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‘Banished’ Episode 6 review

This week’s episode saw Banished finally hit its stride. For the first time really, the full episode was packed with dramatic tension and intrigue. There were still issues involving some poorly written dialogue and some questionable character choices – Catherine’s volte face where her feelings for Major Ross were concerned felt unconvincing. If admitting that … >

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‘Banished’ Episode 5 review

After a somewhat frustrating wait, this week’s episode finally delivered some of the drama and tension that previous instalments have only hinted at, and yet three dimensional characterisation and a sense of consequence were still vexingly absent. The episode opened with Freeman contemplating his new life in the pay of the Governor. His fellow convicts … >

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