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The Respon­der
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Penned by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, this is his first original series for television and he’s on familiar ground as he focuses on the emotional extremes of life on the front line of British policing.

The Responder follows urgent response officer Chris on a series of night shifts on his beat in Liverpool.

But Chris has more than just the job to worry about as his personal life has been hit by crisis and he is morally compromised in his work.

He’s forced to take on rookie partner Rachel, but despite his reluctance they both soon realise that survival in the high-pressure world of night-time crime will hinge on whether they can support or destroy each other.

Commissioned for BBC One with support from Liverpool Film Fund.

Up there with Sher­lock and Far­go — that ric­o­chet between wit and grit

If all cop dra­mas were this inspired we’d nev­er watch any­thing else

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560min dra­ma for BBC One
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