Sean Bean => Television => Topic started by: patch on August 04, 2016, 08:49:23 AM

Title: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 04, 2016, 08:49:23 AM
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Alum Sean Bean To Star In Jimmy McGovern’s BBC One Drama ‘Broken’

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EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones and Legends star Sean Bean has been tapped to play the lead role in Broken, BBC One’s six episode drama series from Jimmy McGovern, TVWise can reveal. In addition to starring, Bean has also signed on to executive produce the project.

Broken is described as a “State of the Nation Piece” that follows Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern and maverick, yet reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies demanded by contemporary Britain.

Sean Bean will take on the lead role of Father Michael Kerrigan. Bean, repped by Independent Talent and CAA, will be doing back-to-back productions, going straight from Broken into the second season of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles, in which he plays the lead role of Inspector John Marlott. Casting for the remaining regular roles on Broken is still underway.

This project reunites Bean and McGovern after the two previously worked together on the BBC One series Accused. “It’s fantastic, because I’ve been trying to work with Sean again ever since he played Tracie Tremarco in Accused, which was astonishing stuff, so I’m over the moon he’s jumped on board with Broken”, said series creator Jimmy McGovern

“I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again”, added Sean Bean. “His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today. I’m also thrilled to have Ashley Pearce on board as director.”

McGovern is penning the scripts for Broken, which was commissioned by then BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and Controller of Drama Commissioning Poly Hill last December. LA Productions is producing, with Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy serving as the series producers. Lucy Richer, the BBC’s Acting Controller of Drama Commissioning, will executive produce alongside Sean Bean. Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw are attached to direct.
 
http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2016/08/exclusive-game-thrones-star-sean-bean-set-lead-jimmy-mcgoverns-bbc-one-drama-broken/




Sean Bean cast in Jimmy McGovern’s new primetime drama series Broken for BBC One

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Sean Bean has been cast as the lead in Broken (working title), Jimmy McGovern’s new six-part primetime drama series produced by LA Productions for BBC One.

Sean will star as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern and maverick, yet reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies demanded by contemporary Britain.

Sean Bean says: “I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again. His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today. I’m also thrilled to have Ashley Pearce on board as director.”

Jimmy McGovern says: “It's fantastic, because I've been trying to work with Sean again ever since he played Tracie Tremarco in Accused, which was astonishing stuff, so I'm over the moon he's jumped on board with Broken.”

Colin McKeown at LA Productions says: “It's fantastic to do a state-of-the-nation piece in Liverpool.”

Lucy Richer, Acting Controller of BBC Drama and Executive Producer, adds: “Jimmy McGovern is a masterful storyteller whose characters truly strike a chord, and I am thrilled that the brilliant Sean Bean is taking on the lead role in his fantastic new series for BBC One."

A powerful piece perfectly placed at the home of original British drama, Broken will be produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy for LA Productions, directed by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw and executive produced by Sean Bean. Lucy Richer will executive produce for the BBC.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/broken-casting




Sean Bean reunites with Accused writer Jimmy McGovern in new BBC1 drama series Broken

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Sean Bean is set to star in new BBC1 drama series Broken, written by Banished and Accused creator Jimmy McGovern.

The Game of Thrones actor will lead the six-part contemporary series set in Liverpool, playing Catholic priest Michael Kerrigan.

The drama, first announced in December last year, follows the story of Kerrigan and his congregation as they try to reconcile their beliefs with life in modern Britain.

“I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again," said Bean. They last worked together on 2012 BBC anthology series Accused, with Bean playing a transvestite English teacher. Bean won an Internal Emmy for the performance.

 McGovern said of Bean's casting, “It's fantastic, because I've been trying to work with Sean again ever since he played Tracie Tremarco in Accused, which was astonishing stuff, so I'm over the moon he's jumped on board with Broken.”
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-08-04/sean-bean-reunites-with-accused-writer-jimmy-mcgovern-in-new-bbc1-drama-series-broken


Sean Bean's reuniting with Jimmy McGovern for a big new BBC drama
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a803680/sean-bean-to-star-in-jimmy-mcgoverns-big-new-bbc-drama/


Sean Bean to play priest in new Jimmy McGovern TV drama
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36976173



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The BBC has commissioned a new Liverpool -based series from Merseyside writer Jimmy McGovern. 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/bbc-commissions-new-drama-series-10667193


Wasn't Sean spotted in Liverpool last week?



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on August 04, 2016, 09:48:19 AM
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Wasn't Sean spotted in Liverpool last week?
Yes, he was, and I wondered why anybody would go to Liverpool... just kidding.

Well, this sounds like good, serious drama, but... Sean as a priest?    :face  Okay... yeah he's a great actor so maybe, haha.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on August 04, 2016, 05:37:45 PM
Thank you Patch !!!! This is FANTASTIC NEWS FOR OUR LAD SEAN !!!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: crossing-sweeper on August 04, 2016, 06:32:17 PM
Good news! This sounds like a project with some real meat on it ...
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on August 04, 2016, 08:13:38 PM
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Wasn't Sean spotted in Liverpool last week?
Yes, he was, and I wondered why anybody would go to Liverpool... just kidding, dear scousers.

Well, this sounds like good, serious drama, but... Sean as a priest?    :face  Okay... yeah he's a great actor so maybe, haha.

I was raised Catholic so I think I can get away with saying this...all I can think of right now is "The Thornbirds" and am picturing Sean in his priestly frock rolling around on an Australian beach with (insert actress of your choice) or yourself of course ;-).   :angel2:

I can't wait for this already even if there is no romance...but dang...now I am skimming pages in said book replacing the image of Richard Chamberlain with Sean... :pant:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on August 05, 2016, 01:07:08 AM
I was raised Catholic so I think I can get away with saying this...all I can think of right now is "The Thornbirds" and am picturing Sean in his priestly frock rolling around on an Australian beach with (insert actress of your choice) or yourself of course ;-).   :angel2:


Well, myself, thank you! lol

Good thing he's a terrific actor because just the idea of Sean playing a celibate priest makes me laugh.   :giggles:  He would definitely be known as Father What-a-Waste.

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I can't wait for this already even if there is no romance...but dang...now I am skimming pages in said book replacing the image of Richard Chamberlain with Sean... :pant:

Haha! You know, I've never seen any of this series, but it's on YouTube. Think I'll check it out.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on August 05, 2016, 09:41:41 AM
It has a long build up, but when Rachel Ward finally makes her appearance...the real romance begins. Bryan Brown is much hotter than Richard Chamberlain inmo but ...their time at the beach together --- oh la la was a good payoff. And of course the book was much better than the tv series.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on August 05, 2016, 09:49:03 AM
Yeah, Richard Chamberlain never did anything for me, ... but Chrisopher Plummer, now he was HOT.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on August 05, 2016, 06:00:31 PM
Yes and Yes! Christopher Plummer  :fanning:

He aged very well too. 
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on August 06, 2016, 02:19:33 AM
Broken: Sean Bean Joins Season One of BBC One Drama (http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/broken-sean-bean-stars-season-one-bbc-one-drama/)

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Lucy Richer, Acting Controller of BBC Drama and Executive Producer, adds: “Jimmy McGovern is a masterful storyteller whose characters truly strike a chord, and I am thrilled that the brilliant Sean Bean is taking on the lead role in his fantastic new series for BBC One.”

Sharing this mainly for the photo, as I don't remember seeing it before. Looks like early 2015?  I don't think the article contains anything much different from the OP in this thread.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 06, 2016, 02:37:17 AM
Sharing this mainly for the photo, as I don't remember seeing it before. Looks like early 2015?  I don't think the article contains anything much different from the OP in this thread.

 Thanks, hadn't seen this one before either.Photo is from the JA Premiere, just added it to the thread.

http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=4730.msg104251#msg104251





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on August 06, 2016, 02:47:03 AM
Ah, yes, I was thinking maybe from the TIFF, but you are right! :)
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on August 08, 2016, 11:32:43 AM
It has a long build up, but when Rachel Ward finally makes her appearance...the real romance begins. Bryan Brown is much hotter than Richard Chamberlain inmo but ...their time at the beach together --- oh la la was a good payoff. And of course the book was much better than the tv series.
Well, this is big thread drift but... I watched some scenes from that. Eh. Then I watched "Against All Odds" with Rachel Ward and Jeff Bridges.
Jeff Bridges reminds me of Sean in many ways, but he just doesn't have that dangerous, hot edge that Sean has. I do wish that Sean would do his hair sort of like Jeff, don't know why he is doing the side part. He always did a middle part which suited him so much better.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on August 08, 2016, 03:03:07 PM
It has a long build up, but when Rachel Ward finally makes her appearance...the real romance begins. Bryan Brown is much hotter than Richard Chamberlain inmo but ...their time at the beach together --- oh la la was a good payoff. And of course the book was much better than the tv series.
Well, this is big thread drift but... I watched some scenes from that. Eh. Then I watched "Against All Odds" with Rachel Ward and Jeff Bridges.
Jeff Bridges reminds me of Sean in many ways, but he just doesn't have that dangerous, hot edge that Sean has. I do wish that Sean would do his hair sort of like Jeff, don't know why he is doing the side part. He always did a middle part which suited him so much better.

One thing just leads to another...I like drifting. I like Jeff Bridges but I have never found him hot in any way. He's very "brotherly" to me. Someone who would go into the "friends only" category immediately. And we are once again back on the dreaded "hair topic"....yep drifting again...LOL! 
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 16, 2016, 08:04:19 AM
Liverpool Welcomes Filming Boom

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In addition to the above, BBC One has commissioned local producers Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy of LA Productions to shoot Jimmy McGovern's new six-part primetime drama series Broken (working title), with filming set to take place on location in mid-September. Sean Bean is Executive Producer and takes the lead role as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a northern urban parish. 
http://www.4rfv.co.uk/industrynews/217951/liverpool_welcomes_filming_boom
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 17, 2016, 09:57:24 AM
Sean Bean BBC One drama films in Liverpool

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Jimmy McGovern’s latest drama, Broken, is heading for a Liverpool shoot next month.

The 6 x 60 for BBC One comes from producers Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy of LA Productions.

Broken stars Sean Bean – who also executive produces with the BBC’s Lucy Richer – as Father Michael Kerrigan, an urban Catholic priest struggling with his faith in modern-day Britain.

 Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for details on shoot dates and key production personnel including the location manager, production designer, casting director and production manager. 

 McKeown, a long-time collaborator of fellow Liverpudlian McGovern, said of the project: “It’s fantastic to do a state-of-the-nation piece in Liverpool.”

 
http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2016/08/17/sean-bean-bbc-one-drama-films-in-liverpool?utm_content=buffer4643f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 23, 2016, 12:02:50 AM
Hopkins inspires priest in new TV drama

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A new BBC One drama series set in the North West has strong Jesuit connections. The BBC has confirmed that the leading role in Broken (working title) will be played by Sean Bean. Filming of the primetime series is due to start next month, with the six episodes broadcast after Christmas.

The new drama is written by Jimmy McGovern who was brought up five minutes’ walk away from Saint Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) and went to SFX infants and primary school. He then went on to be taught by the Jesuits at St Francis Xavier’s College in Liverpool.

The central character in Broken will be a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish named Father Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean). The BBC has described the character as “modern and maverick, yet reassuringly flawed”, adding that he “must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies demanded by contemporary Britain”. It is understood that in the first episode, Fr Michael states that he was inspired in his vocation by The Windhover, a sonnet by the Jesuit poet and priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins.

 
http://www.jesuit.org.uk/hopkins-inspires-priest-new-tv-drama
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on August 23, 2016, 10:15:28 AM
OOoh can't wait for this! What a great way to get rid of the post Christmas doldrums!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on August 23, 2016, 06:16:18 PM
This should be GREAT !!! I've always had FANTASIES about SEAN being a PRIEST !!! LUST,LUST, LUST !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Beanfan on August 24, 2016, 03:55:08 AM
Great news!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 08, 2016, 03:40:53 AM
Filming is supposed to be starting soon.
I can't wait to see the first picture of Sean as Father Michael Kerrigan. :snoopy:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on September 08, 2016, 05:12:25 PM
ME TOO !!! Actually, this will be the second time Sean was cast as a priest. If you watch the deleted scenes in BLACK DEATH you will see Sean's character blessing and giving his knights ABSOLUTION for their SINS. Only a priest can do that.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 09, 2016, 12:47:35 AM
...Actually, this will be the second time Sean was cast as a priest. If you watch the deleted scenes in BLACK DEATH you will see Sean's character blessing and giving his knights ABSOLUTION for their SINS. Only a priest can do that.

I don't think Ulric was a priest. Nowadays only a priest can give absolution, but in the Middle Ages a layman could do it in emergency (like when knights were going into battle or mortally wounded), and it was only after Martin Luther forced the issue that the Council of Trent decided it could only be a priest.

That scene is interesting because it shows the men believed Ulric was more a man of God than Osmund was and they preferred to receive absolution from him rather than from the monk.  I wish we could more clearly hear the words that Ulric uses.  It also shows the men believed they were facing some horrible evil and were going to die.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on September 09, 2016, 05:31:07 PM
That's very interesting Rebecca. I will have to look into that. I think the reason they didn't want Osmund to give them ABSOLUTION was because he had betrayed them by showing the bandits their location in the forest. Resulting in one man being killed and the lost of the horses. Also he had left the camp to meet up with his girl friend. So I think they were done with him as a RELIGIOUS person that could help them with their sins.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 10, 2016, 03:59:01 AM
Good points, Sue. And Osmond was not a priest either, he was a novice monk. So given the choice between non-priest Knight Ulric and non-priest novice Osmond, well, no wonder the men chose Ulric.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on September 10, 2016, 08:10:00 PM
Also good points Rebecca. I talk about this movie all the time with other people (who are not SEAN FANS ). It's a very EXCELLENT film and probably one of SEAN'S BEST movies !! What a SHANE that so few people have seen it !!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 18, 2016, 11:20:09 AM
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Look out for Sean Bean filming in Liverpool from today http://buff.ly/2cAWJni 
https://twitter.com/Production_Int/status/777534904879943681


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http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/production-intelligence
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 19, 2016, 05:35:42 AM
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LA productions shooting BBC Drama Broken (working title) starring Sean Bean outside my house right now OmG !!! 󾰦󾍁📽
https://twitter.com/AmyLousieJoyce/status/777785257433051136
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 19, 2016, 09:07:26 AM
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LA productions shooting BBC Drama Broken (working title) starring Sean Bean outside my house right now OmG !!! 󾰦󾍁📽
https://twitter.com/AmyLousieJoyce/status/777785257433051136

And she didn't take a picture?! What is WRONG with people?!  :face
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 19, 2016, 09:49:51 AM
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LA productions shooting BBC Drama Broken (working title) starring Sean Bean outside my house right now OmG !!! 󾰦󾍁📽
https://twitter.com/AmyLousieJoyce/status/777785257433051136



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Just a normal monday when @annafriel is filming just across the road
https://twitter.com/smcgrath3/status/777817035782881280


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As if there is a film crew right outside my front door
 some drama for the bbc, using the house opposite the road from mine. Bit random but hey ho
was thinking benefit street meself haha, think its not out until april, something about a gay priest im told haha
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https://twitter.com/smcgrath3/status/777879153093861376



Sean Bean and Anna friel both filming in Liverpool coincidence?????


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Sean Bean was in my dads street filming today anway 👍 
https://twitter.com/DemiToppingx/status/777938851000152064








Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 20, 2016, 12:01:11 AM
Anna Friel, Paula Malcomson Join BBC Drama Series ‘Broken’

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Anna Friel and Paula Malcomson have joined the cast of Jimmy McGovern’s six-part BBC drama “Broken,” starring “Lord of the Rings” actor Sean Bean.

The prime-time drama for flagship channel BBC One starts filming this week in Liverpool and stars Bean as a modern, maverick Catholic priest presiding over a Northern English urban parish who is confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life in contemporary Britain.



Friel, who worked with McGovern on the third season of “The Street” in 2009, will play a single mother living with her three children and mother in the heart of the community.



“‘The Street’ gave me one of my most rewarding roles, and afterwards I promised myself that I would collaborate with Jimmy McGovern again,” said Friel. “When the chance came up to work on ‘Broken,’ I jumped at it. It’s a typically brave and truthful script from Jimmy, an important subject and a unique character.”

Malcomson, who stars in Showtime series “Ray Donovan” opposite Liev Schreiber, is set to play a woman consumed by a gambling addiction which leads her to a monumental decision that will change the lives of her family forever.

Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar have also joined the cast, which already includes Mark Stanley, Muna Otaru, Danny Sapani, Lauren Lyle and Rochenda Sandall.

Created by McGovern, who also serves as an executive producer, “Broken” is produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy for LA Productions. Lucy Richer serves as executive producer for the BBC. Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw have been tapped to direct. BBC Worldwide is handling international distribution
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/anna-friel-paula-malcomson-join-bbc-broken-1201864922/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 20, 2016, 02:03:24 AM
FINALLY a photo of Sean.

(https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/nintchdbpict000268097570.jpg?w=960)
Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean also stars in the drama as Father Michael Kerrigan

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ANNA FRIEL looks a million miles away from her glammed-up red-carpet self as she trudges through Liverpool with a bloodied nose.

Thankfully, the shocking new appearance is just for her role in new BBC1 drama Broken.

After winning plaudits for her performance in ITV crime thriller Marcella, Anna has been cast as the female lead in top screenwriter JIMMY McGOVERN’s gritty six-parter, which began filming this week.

She plays down-on-her-luck mother-of-three Christina Fitzsimmons, and stars opposite Game Of Thrones actor SEAN BEAN as Father Michael Kerrigan.

I’m sure he will be praying that someone can help her out with a hanky.

(https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/nintchdbpict000268096448.jpg?w=747)
Anna Friel looks less than her best with a bloody nose and frumpy clothes as she films new BBC show Broken

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1813302/tom-odell-in-talks-to-join-the-voice-as-new-coach-in-bid-to-attract-younger-audience/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 20, 2016, 03:18:44 AM
Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC One prime-time drama, Broken attracts a stellar cast
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As filming commences, further casting has been confirmed for Broken (working title), with Anna Friel, Paula Malcolmson, Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar amongst those joining Sean Bean in Jimmy McGovern’s new drama series produced by LA Productions for BBC One. Also joining are Mark Stanley, Muna Otaru, Danny Sapani, Lauren Lyle and Rochenda Sandall in the new 6 x 60’ part series.

As previously announced, Sean Bean will star as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life in contemporary Britain.

Paula Malcolmson (Ray Donovan) will play Roz Demichelis whose consuming gambling addiction has led her to a monumental decision that will change the lives of her family forever. Father Michael is the only person she confides in; his dilemma as a priest is that he is both the only person who can help her, and yet he is helpless to do so.

Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) is Father Peter Flaherty, Father Michael’s confidante and confessor. Calm and collected, Peter knows how to gently probe Michael with questions he knows Michael struggles to answer himself.

Meanwhile Mark Stanley (Dickensian) plays P.C Andrew Powell, a decent family man with good intentions and a calm demeanour who works with the community of St Nick’s. However, after a police incident Andrew is completely torn between his morals and his career. And Muna Otaru (The Keeping Room) plays Helen Oyenusi, a kind-hearted and devoutly Catholic mother who remains strong and graceful despite devastating heartbreak. She becomes a close friend of Michael, fully relying on him in her dark times, unaware of the secrets he has kept from her.

Anna Friel says: “The Street gave me one of my most rewarding roles and afterwards I promised myself that I would collaborate with Jimmy McGovern again. When the chance came up to work on Broken I jumped at it. Sean is a great actor, it’s a typically brave and truthful script from Jimmy and I'm back up North. It's an important subject and a unique character. I can't wait.”

A powerful piece perfectly placed at the home of original British drama, Broken will be produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy for LA Productions, directed by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw and executive produced by Jimmy McGovern, Colin McKeown and Sean Bean. Lucy Richer is the executive producer for the BBC. Filming begins this week in and around Liverpool.

BBC Worldwide is the international distributor for Broken, making the series available to clients and broadcasters globally.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/broken-casting-press-release



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on September 20, 2016, 09:20:28 AM
Regarding the picture of Sean with the priest collar. One word only - THUD!  :coma:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 20, 2016, 09:26:16 AM
 Yes, I'm sure all the women pay rapt attention to his homilies.   :hahaha:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 20, 2016, 03:12:42 PM
Regarding the picture of Sean with the priest collar. One word only - THUD!  :coma:
Yes, I'm sure all the women pay rapt attention to his homilies.   :hahaha:


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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 21, 2016, 08:51:27 AM
Anna Friel is bloodied, battered and worlds away from her usual glamour as she films scenes for gritty new drama Broken with Sean Bean

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Anna gushed over working with British screenwriter and producer Jimmy McGovern for the second time, who also produced the award-winning show The Street.

She said: 'The Street gave me one of my most rewarding roles and afterwards I promised myself that I would collaborate with Jimmy McGovern again. When the chance came up to work on Broken I jumped at it.

'Sean is a great actor, it’s a typically brave and truthful script from Jimmy and I’m back up North. It’s an important subject and a unique character. I can’t wait.'
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3799964/Anna-Friel-bloodied-battered-worlds-away-usual-glamour-films-scenes-gritty-new-drama-Broken-Sean-Bean.html
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 23, 2016, 09:27:03 AM
Broken TV Series (2017– )

IMDb page   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6078644/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1


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Sean Bean is filming for something in me street and i'm resisting the urge not to shout winter is coming then duck behind a wall
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https://twitter.com/ierohub/status/779350259692691457


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It's not everyday you see Sean Bean get his make up done in the middle of bootle now is it 
https://twitter.com/binwitch/status/779350906118795268



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Anna filming a new bbc drama with Sean bean in bootle, got courage to ask for photo on final day, lovely girl also done autograph for Molly 
https://twitter.com/terrymelia32/status/779398320808689664








Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 24, 2016, 02:19:02 PM
Filming starts on 'masterful' Liverpool drama

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Filming has begun on a new BBC drama series entitled Broken, which has been written by Jesuit alumnus, Jimmy McGovern, and stars Sean Penn and Anna Friel. Centred around a Catholic priest in a Northern urban parish, the Church of St Francis Xavier in Liverpool is being used as a location for the six-part series which is due to be shown on BBC One after Christmas.

Jimmy McGovern was brought up five minutes’ walk away from Saint Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) and went to SFX infants and primary school. He then went on to be taught by the Jesuits at St Francis Xavier’s College in Liverpool. Among his many scriptwriting credits are Brookside and Cracker; he also wrote the screenplay for the 1994 drama Priest.

The central character in Broken is Father Michael Kerrigan, played by Sean Bean. The BBC has described the character as “modern and maverick, yet reassuringly flawed”, adding that he “must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies demanded by contemporary Britain”. In the first episode, Fr Michael states that he was inspired in his vocation by The Windhover, a sonnet by the Jesuit poet and priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins.

St Francis Xavier’s is a popular Merseyside church for film-makers and television dramas. It has been used as a location for films such as Liam, which was directed by Stephen Frear, and provided the setting for some of the action in the police series L1.
 
A brave and truthful script

Jimmy McGovern previously worked with Sean Bean in Accused, which ran on BBC One between 2010 and 2012; he was also the creator of Banished. Bean – who recently starred as Ned Stark in the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones – says he is very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again. “His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today.”

Anna Friel first worked with Jimmy McGovern on the award-winning show The Street and she says she is also looking forward to his latest drama. “The Street gave me one of my most rewarding roles and afterwards I promised myself that I would collaborate with Jimmy McGovern again. When the chance came up to work on Broken I jumped at it,” she says. “It’s a typically brave and truthful script from Jimmy and I’m back up North. It’s an important subject and a unique character. I can’t wait.”

Broken will be produced for BBC One by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy for LA Productions. McKeown described it as “a state-of-the-nation piece in Liverpool”. The executive Producer will be Lucy Richer, Acting Controller of BBC Drama. “Jimmy McGovern is a masterful storyteller whose characters truly strike a chord,” she says, “and I am thrilled that the brilliant Sean Bean is taking on the lead role in his fantastic new series for BBC One."

Founded by the Jesuits in 1845, SFX was at one time the largest Catholic parish in England, with 13,000 parishioners. It suffered from depopulation in the area in the 1970s but the parish is now witnessing a rebirth after many years of neglect, with a multi-million pound renovation of the church.
http://www.jesuit.org.uk/filming-starts-masterful-liverpool-drama
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 25, 2016, 12:59:08 AM
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... and stars Sean Penn...
   :face 
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 26, 2016, 08:11:16 AM
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Walking into set in Liverpool and seeing Sean bean dressed as a priest isn't something you see every day #NedStark
https://twitter.com/AdamTaylor94/status/780377992145043460
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 27, 2016, 07:41:30 AM
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Can't wait to get on set this week! On a production with Sean Bean! #wardenofthenorth
https://twitter.com/Jacktstocks/status/780746521100881920

I take it that production is Broken.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 28, 2016, 06:11:37 AM
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Picked up my nan for the doctors, and find she's apparently best buds with Sean Bean now as he's filming in her church.
https://twitter.com/DanCroll/status/781084785716363264



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Can't wait to get on set this week! On a production with Sean Bean! #wardenofthenorth
https://twitter.com/Jacktstocks/status/780746521100881920

I take it that production is Broken.


It is Broken.
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Journey at 3am tomorrow to film for a new BBC drama with Sean Bean. #bbc #actor #filming #seanbean #nedstark #wardenofthenorth #gameofthrones
https://www.instagram.com/p/BK6VTNTBpx8/?tagged=seanbean




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 29, 2016, 02:22:38 AM
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jtstocksOn set. #actor #filming #bbc #liverpool
https://www.instagram.com/p/BK7juz3hT3u/?taken-by=jtstocks


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I'm doing some extra work today and Sean Bean is here I'm buzzing omg
https://twitter.com/annaamegan/status/781434315989213184



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 29, 2016, 10:15:19 AM

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I'm doing some extra work today and Sean Bean is here I'm buzzing omg
https://twitter.com/annaamegan/status/781434315989213184

Interesting that she can't say where they are filming or she'd "get kicked off the casting books"  if she gave that info away.
Didn't realise they kept the locations secret.

There was an article maybe last week about the Poldark actor having a fit over fans bothering him on location, and I remember thinking that Sean wouldn't go off on fans like that.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 29, 2016, 10:51:58 AM
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I just saw Sean Bean dab
https://twitter.com/annaamegan/status/781519931959611392
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on September 29, 2016, 11:04:48 AM
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I just saw Sean Bean dab

Huh? What does that mean?
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 29, 2016, 12:30:02 PM
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I just saw Sean Bean dab

Huh? What does that mean?

No idea....


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Filming a holy communion for #broken #bbc Surrounded by little angels!! 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BK8aCXhAb60/?taken-by=annafriel
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 30, 2016, 12:06:39 AM
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Exciting 1st week for drama dept students at Hope as we co-hosted location shoot of Jimmy McGovern's Broken with Sean Bean @LiverpoolHopeUK 
https://twitter.com/ProfPiasecki/status/781601545557270528



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Great day filming with Sean bean. Absolute gent.
https://twitter.com/Jacktstocks/status/781599559789211648


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Made my day seeing Sean bean 🙌🏾 
https://twitter.com/LiamnBurke/status/781569360603320320


Drama students visit set of new BBC show Broken
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It was an exciting first week for our Drama students, as they were invited on to the set of screenwriter and producer Jimmy McGovern’s upcoming BBC drama Broken – and they even got a glimpse of award-winning actor Sean Bean.

With filming taking place in Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, opposite the University’s Creative Campus, our Drama students were given the opportunity to visit the set and speak to Location and Unit Managers from Liverpool company LA Productions.

Location Manager Gary Looker explained to the students his role in the production and the different responsibilities held by each team on set. He also gave the students lots of helpful tips on how to get into the production industry. He said: “You’ve got to engage – get out there and make yourself known. We all worry about failure, but just get out there and learn and you will get there.”

Hope’s Head of Drama, Dance and Performance Professor Simon Piasecki also offered his advice to students, telling them: “Never just jump in – be prepared as in this industry, you only really get one shot.”

Explaining how the production came to the church, Gary described how narrowed the options down to three, and Jimmy chose Saint Francis Xavier’s as he used to go there as a child.

The excitement didn’t end there, as Professor Piasecki was invited to the shoot base in Everton where he met Producer of LA Productions Colin McKeown and Jimmy McGovern himself.

Simon said: “Huge thanks to LA Productions for allowing our students to experience life on set, it was very generous and a great opportunity for them to see how everything is done for such a large scale production.”

View the photos of the visit on our Flickr gallery.

Broken airs on BBC One in Spring 2017.
 
http://www.hope.ac.uk/news/newsitems/dramastudentsvisitsetofnewbbcshowbroken.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter&utm_content=News+Stories

No Sean unfortunately
https://www.flickr.com/photos/liverpoolhopeuniversity/sets/72157674481667686/with/29986955146/




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 03, 2016, 10:20:28 AM
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Drama being filmed by mine which Sean Bean is apparently starring in so clearly had to go and spy 👀 #filming #seanbean
 
https://twitter.com/Beckbeee/status/782961374381150208


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  Class. Where about is that??
......Bedford road Bootle
https://twitter.com/mickyrock77/status/782988407215681537



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 04, 2016, 10:13:03 AM
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Casual Tuesday afternoon with Sean Bean filming on your street
https://twitter.com/anniee_c/status/783320113864998912
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 10, 2016, 10:48:53 AM
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Just seen Sean Bean get a selfie with a man dressed as Mr Bean. Welcome to Liverpool. 
https://twitter.com/Purple_Coat/status/785504938591858688



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SEAN BEAN IS FUCKING FILMING ON MY ROAD 
https://twitter.com/Raegolding/status/785519440012177410



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on October 10, 2016, 12:07:58 PM
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Just seen Sean Bean get a selfie with a man dressed as Mr Bean. Welcome to Liverpool.

Well, that's a picture I would like to see!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on October 10, 2016, 06:00:49 PM
ME TOO !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 12, 2016, 12:56:21 PM
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Good Luck @Rebel_School Fin started filming today as young #seanbean @BBCOne #broken
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/Culdip3WcAAokRq_zpssxzvojbp.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/Culdip3WcAAokRq_zpssxzvojbp.jpg.html)
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@Rebel_School @BBCOne very proud mama and a fabulous first day of filming xxx 
https://twitter.com/Rebel_School/status/786262471833182209



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on October 12, 2016, 01:09:38 PM
Jeez. The ears are totally wrong.

As bad casting as the guy that played young Ned on GoT. IMNSHO.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 13, 2016, 12:01:39 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/Cug9PFUWIAIjQ3o_zpszv6y0wdd.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/Cug9PFUWIAIjQ3o_zpszv6y0wdd.jpg.html)
https://twitter.com/bagsdaisy543/status/785945478944915463

It looks like "Broken"is getting quite a story to tell,I'm hoping it needs at least a second season to do so.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on October 13, 2016, 10:16:45 AM
Jeez. The ears are totally wrong.

As bad casting as the guy that played young Ned on GoT. IMNSHO.

I think if they can manage to pin his ears back a little bit (in a non painful way if possible), it would be less bothersome. He is cute.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 13, 2016, 12:16:25 PM
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Meanwhile in County Road, Sean Bean Filming Game of Meffs
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/93dbeb62-b62a-40c7-b4b4-8d486b818e72_zps4xtkox0q.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/93dbeb62-b62a-40c7-b4b4-8d486b818e72_zps4xtkox0q.jpg.html)
https://twitter.com/TonyBlueblood1/status/786611365788131328
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 14, 2016, 12:06:32 AM
Sean Bean is in Liverpool filming a new TV series

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Sean Bean was filming his latest TV drama in Liverpool today.

The star of Game of Thrones and Sharpe was seen out and about in Bootle with film crews before switching to Toxteth for some night shoots.

Star spotters said they had seen the former 006 at the Hawthorne Pub, on Hawthorne Road in Bootle, Black Horse pub on County Road and on nearby Queens Road on the other side of Bootle South Recreation Ground.

He then popped up at Upper Stanhope Street.

Staff at the Black Horse pub said the Lord of the Rings actor had been filming in their car park up until about 7pm.

One of the bar staff said he had stopped to take pictures with the locals before moving on to their next location.

It is believed Sean Bean has been filiming a new BBC drama Broken, produced by Jimmy McGovern, which will air in six one-hour episodes and also stars the likes of Paula Malcomson, Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar.
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/CurEpKnWgAAtoZo_zpsgrniosb4.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/CurEpKnWgAAtoZo_zpsgrniosb4.jpg.html)
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/sean-bean-liverpool-filming-new-12023173#comments-section



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Sean Bean filming next door to my work, just asked if he can park his coach on our car park, might see if theres any extra work going
https://twitter.com/MattC2388/status/786882210922106884



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 16, 2016, 11:54:15 AM
Actor Sean Bean pictured in Dingle wearing ‘God Save The Florrie’ t-shirt

Lord of the Rings star pictured in a t-shirt designed by Sex Pistols artist Jamie Reid for the famous Liverpool institute

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/JS102477805_zpsvdurbrk7.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/JS102477805_zpsvdurbrk7.jpg.html)

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Sean Bean was spotted at Liverpool’s Florence Institute today wearing a ‘God Save The Florrie’ t-shirt.

The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star was visiting the historic site in Dingle and posed next to front-of-house staff member Lee Swan while wearing the t-shirt designed by artist Jamie Reid especially for the Florrie.

The 57-year-old, who also starred in Sharpe, was spotted out and about in Bootle with film crews on Thursday filming his latest TV drama before switching to Toxteth for some night shoots which may explain why he was in the area.

Sean is not the first star to grace The Florrie .

Gerry Marsden learnt to play guitar and started his skiffle group there plus the main hall was also used to stage boxing events, and featured appearances by legends such as Alan Rudkin and John Conteh.

Prince Charles also formally re-opened the building in January 2013, after it had suffered a difficult few decades, closing as a boys’ youth club in 1990 before becoming prey to vandals and the weather.

It was a success story for the Echo's original Stop the Rot campaign.

Artist Jamie Reid , who created some of the Sex Pistols most memorable artwork, recently staged an exhibition on at the building, constructed in 1889, displaying works from throughout his career.

He is renowned for his work featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines in the style of a ransom note.

Reid recently designed the God Save the Florrie T-shirt, that Sean Bean was pictured in, to help the Mill Street community venue raise funds.

It is believed that Sean Bean is in Liverpool to film a new BBC drama called Broken, produced by Jimmy McGovern, which will see him on screen with the likes of Paula Malcomson, Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar in six one-hour episodes.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/actor-sean-bean-pictured-dingle-12033579
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 17, 2016, 12:04:02 AM
Short clip
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Unreal! Mum getting me a little message from Sean Bean - aka. Ned Stark! #gameofthrones #GoT #Stark #seanbean
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLo-DGNjuwH/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/45dd5a13-89bb-4b65-a893-4557d8af2b22_zpslsrf5pox.png) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/45dd5a13-89bb-4b65-a893-4557d8af2b22_zpslsrf5pox.png.html)
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 19, 2016, 10:45:31 AM
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Film crew outside the Edinburgh today #Crosby the rumour is #Sean Bean   
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/CvJC8MjXgAADXps_zpskjjcv9vr.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/CvJC8MjXgAADXps_zpskjjcv9vr.jpg.html)
https://twitter.com/McCoyWynne/status/788766488987566080


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Hunky Sean Bean and beautiful Anna Friel filming in the Bug pub, College Road, Crosby, tonight. Pint anyone?
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/CvJzObTWEAQKBQa_zpsxj5ndj5s.jpg) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/CvJzObTWEAQKBQa_zpsxj5ndj5s.jpg.html)
https://twitter.com/IronMenCrosby/status/788819591837384704



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 20, 2016, 01:47:06 PM
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@annafriel hi anna been a fan of yours since brookie are u still filming in liverpool

.......no just finished . Loved Liverpool
https://twitter.com/annafriel/status/789174740069916672
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 24, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
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Today MN Talent Dave Hart is shooting on the #Liverpool set of the new @BBCOne  drama series #Broken starring #SeanBean
https://twitter.com/mntalent/status/790536337707376640

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  Just filmed with @SeanBeanOnline, on the set of his new show and I can honestly say he is a nice guy!
https://twitter.com/NisaroActor/status/790521956684689408


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My brothers on set with Sean Bean right now and I'm so jealous!! 🙁
https://twitter.com/Si_Co_Path/status/790520109752279040


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just finished something new for the#BBC called Broken with #seanbean on early spring 
https://twitter.com/annafriel/status/790637402662502401







Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 25, 2016, 05:57:58 AM
I presume this is for "Broken".
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Just been approached by an extras agency to be a thigh double for a 14 year old boy in a TV show with Sean Bean. I'm not even joking.
https://twitter.com/_mrsbruhl/status/790861426126716928
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 27, 2016, 08:22:23 AM
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Word on the street is Sean Bean is on campus... #swoon notasmuchswoonasCillianMurphy #butstill
....@LSTMLibrary hands off! He is on South Campus so he is ours.
https://twitter.com/LivUniLibrary/status/791624564937719808


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When Sean Bean is on your uni campus and it's my one day off.
https://twitter.com/beckyvstheworld/status/791629036455854080









Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 28, 2016, 03:31:23 AM
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Yo Sean Bean in da house! #seanbean
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMGXF4Ogee1/?tagged=seanbean
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on October 28, 2016, 03:39:37 AM
What is that place? A restaurant?
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 28, 2016, 03:48:39 AM
What is that place? A restaurant?

Could be a building on the University of Liverpool campus.They were filming there yesterday.


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Sean Bean is in the building!
https://twitter.com/livunisustain/status/791972790463303680


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Just our luck, @itsmerachael1 and I just missed Sean Bean filming at our halls💔😔
https://twitter.com/Emma7Maginn/status/791991763942670336


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braeckmanFirst Hodor and now Ned Stark 🙌🏻🙌🏻 who's next? #Boromir #SeanBean #Liverpool #Erasmus #BBCseries #gameofthrones #lotr #inthebackbecauseIwantedtotouchhi
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/5d1493f2-6eef-4e90-8fe7-1032dde65e13_zpslljvx7ex.png) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/5d1493f2-6eef-4e90-8fe7-1032dde65e13_zpslljvx7ex.png.html)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMG62YQAJpd/?tagged=seanbean





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on October 28, 2016, 08:57:54 AM
" #inthebackbecauseIwantedtotouchhi"

Haha! Yeah, I'd want to feel him up, too.

 :slyfox

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 28, 2016, 09:43:32 AM
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Ned, I'm so grateful you found your head back before meeting you.
It would have been too creepy even for me taking a photo with you in the way you left me at the end of Season 1.
By the way, I'm still wondering where I'm spending my Erasmus: this is not Liverpool, neither Hogwarts, maybe it's King's Landing or Winterfell.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Sean Bean.
#OrdinariaAmministrazione #Erasmusfuckinglife #SeanBean
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/09ae51b0-8a65-47b0-92df-f22f290cdfa3_zpsw7uv52cv.png) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/09ae51b0-8a65-47b0-92df-f22f290cdfa3_zpsw7uv52cv.png.html)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMG8GF4A883/?tagged=seanbean


Sean bean was filming on Campus today
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The Lords of Gondor have returned. Sean Bean was spotted today filming in Bedford House, by the uni gym, on the University of Liverpool campus.

The Game of Thrones and Sharpe star is believed to be filming for a new BBC drama ‘Broken’, produced by Jimmy McGovern, airing in six one-hour episodes which also stars the likes of Paula Malcomson, Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar.

Sean Bean was cast as the lead character, Roman Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan

The Lord of the Rings star has been seen out and about in Bootle with film crews before switching to Toxteh for some night shoots.

He has already been spotted at the Hawthorn pub in Bootle, the Black Horse on Country road, and Queens Road on the other side of Bootle South Recreation Ground.

Co-star Anna Friel, who became famous for her role as Beth Jordache in Brookside said “Sean is a great actor, it’s a typically brave and typically brave and truthful script from Jimmy and I’m back up North. It’s an important subject and a unique character. I can’t wait.”
Kelly, a third year English student, said: “it’s amazing that the BBC have made our campus part of their set for this. It really puts our university on the map.”

Jess, an English with Philosophy student, said: “I’m just gutted I’ve been at home all day writing a philosophy essay in my onesie and missed him.”

We’re speculating what weird and wonderful way Sean will die in his latest piece of acting
 
https://www.thesphinx.co.uk/2016/10/sean-bean-was-filming-on-campus-today/



Sean Bean has been spotted filming on campus
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He’s filming in front the Cambridge pub on South Campus
 

Sean Bean has been spotted by the Cambridge pub filming for his latest TV drama today. The Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star is believed to be filming for a new BBC drama ‘Broken’, produced by Jimmy McGovern, airing in six one-hour episodes which also stars the likes of Paula Malcomson, Aisling Loftus and Adrian Dunbar.

Earlier this month, the 57 year old actor from South Yorkshire has been spotted  with film crews in Bootle and Toxteth.

A large spotlight focused into Bedford House on Oxford Street alerted students to the actor’s presence.


Alex, a third year Computer Science student said: “I’ve always loved him since I watched him beat the french out of spain.”

Alice, a first year History and Politics student, spotted him by the Cambridge pub: “There were lots of police but I think they weren’t real police and bright lights shining into the window and probably Sean Bean. Film crew hanging around everywhere just chilling like.”

Alice said she could see what looked like actors dressed as police and Sean Bean through the windows in the below picture.
 
http://thetab.com/uk/liverpool/2016/10/28/sean-bean-spotted-filming-campus-36507



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Driving home hungover af from UConn and his morning was absolutely worth it after basically touching Sean Bean's butt
https://twitter.com/shman0verb0ard/status/792074879755575296





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on October 28, 2016, 05:33:56 PM
TOUCHING SEAN BEAN'S BUTT !!!! NO wonder he's SMILING !!!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 29, 2016, 12:19:31 AM
TOUCHING SEAN BEAN'S BUTT !!!! NO wonder he's SMILING !!!!

 :catlaff
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on October 29, 2016, 08:25:58 AM
Heh. No wonder SHE is smiling.  :loopy:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 09, 2016, 12:00:03 PM
Game of Thrones star Sean Bean filming on Ainsdale beach today
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Game of Thrones star Sean Bean was filming on Ainsdale beach today.

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 the Nation piece.”

Bean commented: “I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again. His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today.”

The official synopsis for Broken reads: “Modern and maverick, yet reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies demanded by contemporary Britain.” 
http://www.qlocal.co.uk/southport/news_list/Game_of_Thrones_star_Sean_Bean_filming_on_Ainsdale_beach_today-55016232.htm

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on November 09, 2016, 08:53:24 PM
 :pant: Sean dressed as a priest on the beach...YES! YES!  :pant:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 11, 2016, 09:30:37 AM
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my sister was an extra on sean bean's new tv show n she said he's nice n funny but kinda shy AWW IIM SO jealous I wanna see sean bean
https://twitter.com/rarkmuffaIo/status/797098263111409664
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 14, 2016, 12:53:16 PM
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  Winter is definitely coming Sean Bean on location at Liverpool Hope #romeoandjuliet #got
https://twitter.com/EnglishRange/status/798231739214819336
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 15, 2016, 12:51:13 PM
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Well that was the longest mass I have even been to, but  it was in the company of Sean bean and noreen kershaw💒
........great day film a new tv show :)
https://twitter.com/sophieleahbrady/status/798586238076911616
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lab183 on November 15, 2016, 08:48:15 PM
If anyone could get me to go to Church, it would be Sean! ;-)
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 16, 2016, 12:03:45 AM
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Excited to be bk on set with Sean Bean and Anna Friel and the epic cast and crew of Broken! #daisydares_
https://twitter.com/DaisyDares_/status/798854439809392640

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#broken with Sean Bean and Anna Friel....🤘🏼 #daisydares_
https://twitter.com/DaisyDares_/status/798881542227509248




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Huge thanks to LA Productions team & Sean Bean for their generosity to our students in a very busy schedule - SO valuable. @LiverpoolHopeUK
https://twitter.com/ProfPiasecki/status/798674060418744320


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LA Productions Gary Looker talks to our drama students on set for new Jimmy McGovern BBC drama starring Sean Bean (who also spoke to them).
https://twitter.com/ProfPiasecki/status/798673436587347969



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 17, 2016, 12:53:27 PM
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  Saw Sean Bean today filming a new bbc drama on the brow !!
https://twitter.com/gimpsey26/status/799313445539737601
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 18, 2016, 12:07:42 AM
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Staff outing to chill with Sean Bean on set today 👌🏼
https://twitter.com/stephmartin90/status/799387218964021248
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 20, 2016, 07:25:49 AM
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Sean bean filming #kirkdale 
https://twitter.com/glunt22/status/800317379074895873


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  Apparently Sean Bean has been filming either a new TV series or a film in The Hawthorne Hotel on Hawthorne road

.....just walked past and there's vans with all kinds of lighting equipment outside
https://twitter.com/Rob_Dann/status/800399587496312833



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 22, 2016, 05:25:40 AM
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The filming has stopped at the church by campus. I have lost my chance of meeting Sean Bean. 
https://twitter.com/SapphireAsh/status/801016008895057921
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 24, 2016, 04:38:39 AM
Spellbinding drama

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I ever see a missed call from Colin McKeown of LA Productions, I ring back straight away. It’s always something exciting.

Last time was to tell me I had a cameo playing a binman in the last series of Moving On. It’s just been shown on BBC1, with amazing audience figures for afternoon viewing.

I still believe it should be aired in the 9pm slot on Monday evenings, as each story is so powerful, but who I am? Just a mere viewer.

Another series of this thought-provoking drama has been commissioned, but let’s face it when Jimmy McGovern is involved, I expect nothing less.

So what did Colin want me for this time? Only to ask if I would like to sit in at a read-thorugh of two episodes of another ground-breaking drama called ‘Broken’, at The Everyman. The prime-time show will be in six parts and shot in Liverpool for transmission in the spring of 2017.

This is some of Jimmy McGovern’s finest work and something he has been wanting to write for more than a decade.

I find it hard to describe the experience of watching a group of actors sit reading.

In one of the episodes, a wonderful actress broke down and cried while reading her part, such was the power of the words.

I would love to see a programme made about the birth of a production, the rawness and grit in the read through is amazing and the cast and crew come away drained and excited knowing that they are part of an embryonic drama that will leave audiences spellbound and start a countrywide debate.

Colin McKeown has a gift for casting and when he wants someone, he gets them.

We don’t realise with all the different TV and film projects he’s involved in, the number of stars who slip in quietly to our great city, stay at one of our amazing hotels, film and then leave.

This time he has surpassed himself.

 The first actor I met was Sean Bean who plays a priest. Where do I start with him?

An English actor with an amazing list of credits to his name.

He’s a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His theatre debut was in 1983 in Romeo and Juliet.

When I saw his performance as Ned Stark in HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, I was overwhelmed at what he brought to the screen.

I, like millions of fans, was devastated when they killed him off.

I loved him in Sharp, the series based on Bernard Cornwell’s novels about the Peninsular War.

Sean played Richard Sharp, the gritty soldier. The series ran from 1993 to 1997.

His acting technique is unique. Although he is professionally trained, he adopts an instinctive style, so he portrays his characters in depth. A great piece of casting for Jimmy’ McGovern’s priest. Knowing the way Jimmy writes, no doubt this man of God will be complex and question everything about his religion.

But I’m just speculating.

Sitting in the Everyman watching the read-through of two episodes of this new drama Broken with a wealth of actors and actresses, the time just flew by.

I lived every word of the story that unfolded before me. I won’t spoil it for you. I know it’s a long time to wait, but believe me it’ll be worth it.

A big public thank you to LA Productions, Colin and Jimmy for letting me witness something money can’t buy – a magical piece of drama being put together ready for another award-winning series.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/spellbinding-drama-12218067
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on November 24, 2016, 05:11:56 AM
Wow, I am so looking forward to seeing this!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on November 24, 2016, 08:34:42 PM
YES, I want to see BROKEN ASAP !!! However, when will it be shown in America ??? I'm still waiting for SEAN in FC.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 02, 2016, 04:02:28 PM
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Actors "SEAN BEAN, PHIL DAVIES, and award winning writer JIMMY MCGOVERN and Producer COLIN MCKEOWN all spent the afternoon at LMA today.
https://twitter.com/LMALiverpool/status/804762743324741632


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LMA students enjoy a great afternoon with SEAN BEAN! Wow!!!
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https://twitter.com/LMALiverpool/status/804765318342131713





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 06, 2016, 03:14:18 AM
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Film crew over the road in the Baltic Triangle are making St Vincent's look lovely this morning with their lighting rig #itsliverpool
https://twitter.com/54StJamesStreet/status/806054613006880768


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.....Have offered myself as a pregnant extra, but am yet to be taken up on it.
 ......is it Sean Bean again? Saw him there the other week.
https://twitter.com/marketing_jo/status/806055149210836992


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Filming underway for the #bbc drama Broken! We're open as usual! #broken #seanbean #filminglocation #itsliverpool
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Filming across the road from our enterprise board mtg today for Jimmy McGovern's 'Broken'. Can't wait to see it. Sean Bean at St Vincent's
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filming new #jimmymcgovern 'Broken' by work today...they should give me a walk-on part, I'm really photogenic 😁🎥📺 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNrYB4zhxnF/?tagged=seanbean


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Hollywood star Sean Bean was spotted filming his latest TV drama in Liverpool today.

The Game of Thrones actor is working on new BBC drama Broken, produced and written by Jimmy McGovern, which will air in six one-hour episodes and also stars the likes of Anna Friel and Adrian Dunbar.
TV vans and lights could be seen outside St Vincent’s Church on St James Street today, as well as the cast and crew.

Bean will lead the series playing catholic priest, Michael Kerrigan. The drama follows Kerrigan’s story and his congregation as they try to reconcile their beliefs with life in modern Britain.
The actor has worked with Jimmy McGovern before on a 2012 BBC anthology series called ‘Accused’ for which he won an international Emmy.

“I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again,” he told the Radio Times earlier this year.
“His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today.”

Jimmy McGovern added: “It’s fantastic because I’ve been trying to work with Sean again ever since he played Tracie Tremarco in Accused, which was astonishing stuff, so I’m over the moon he’s jumped on board with Broken.”
 
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Sean Bean arrives for filming
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/sean-bean-spotted-filming-liverpool-12282415








Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 09, 2016, 06:28:34 AM
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  Just got a text from mum that #AnnaFriel & #Seanbean filming at our local church in #liverpool - she's such a curtain twitcher ha ha!
https://twitter.com/kellyoc6/status/807190057748721668
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on December 09, 2016, 06:03:10 PM
Sean's been working on BROKEN for a long time. About 3 months I think ???
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: kristin724 on December 10, 2016, 07:32:20 PM
3 months? Wow. 

Did they say if it was 6 or 8 or 10 episodes? I'd think it would a longer series if they knew where it was going to place in the US or was a US co-production the way The Night Manager was part with AMC. This I don't think has a US date yet though, boo!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on December 10, 2016, 09:36:36 PM
I'm not sure if Sean has been working on BROKEN for 3 months, but I think it's been about that long. Sean and company are really putting
they're HEART'S AND SOUL'S into this project !! But as far as I know there will only be 6 episodes.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Waverunner on December 11, 2016, 12:01:26 AM
..Sean and company are really putting they're HEART'S AND SOUL'S into this project !! But as far as I know there will only be 6 episodes.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It's about the same time frame as the filming of "The Frankenstein Chronicles" last Jan. through April.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 11, 2016, 09:36:35 AM
I'm not sure if Sean has been working on BROKEN for 3 months, but I think it's been about that long. Sean and company are really putting
they're HEART'S AND SOUL'S into this project !! But as far as I know there will only be 6 episodes.

The first reports from "Broken" filming were in September.

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Sean Bean will be doing back-to-back productions, going straight from Broken into the second season of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles,   
http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2016/08/exclusive-game-thrones-star-sean-bean-set-lead-jimmy-mcgoverns-bbc-one-drama-broken/

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ITV has commissioned a second series of the period crime drama, The Frankenstein Chronicles. Production of the new series is set to begin in Northern Ireland in January 2017   
http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/itv-recommissions-frankenstein-chronicles-itv-encore


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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on December 11, 2016, 05:19:50 PM
WOW !!! Very NICE picture of SEAN !!! Thank you Patch.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Waverunner on December 11, 2016, 10:24:02 PM
WOW !!! Very NICE picture of SEAN !!! Thank you Patch.

 :thumbsup: :agreed:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 12, 2016, 07:11:24 AM
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Haha Sean Bean is filming in the betty and Chippy in moorfield shops 😂😂😂
https://twitter.com/johnefc86/status/808295948296318976
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 13, 2016, 12:45:31 PM
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Ashleymoorex 2 days filming with the legend Sean Bean, what an all round top bloke! Happy to talk and completely engaging, thank you!
https://twitter.com/JamesBartle1976/status/808743131403456515
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 16, 2016, 01:57:44 PM
UK shoots wrapping for Christmas

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Broken
 Filming ends on 16 December on Broken, a 6 x 60 for BBC One starring Sean Bean as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest struggling with his faith in modern Britain.

Set and filmed in Liverpool, the drama comes from producer Colin McKeown’s LA Productions. Anna Friel co-stars.

 Broken, which we first listed on PI in January, is the latest in a long list of productions to make their base in Liverpool this year.

http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2016/12/16/uk-shoots-wrapping-for-christmas



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on January 05, 2017, 03:43:31 AM
Hopkins inspires priest in new TV drama

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A new BBC One drama series set in the North West has strong Jesuit connections. The BBC has confirmed that the leading role in Broken (working title) will be played by Sean Bean. Filming of the primetime series is due to start next month, with the six episodes broadcast after Christmas.

 
http://www.jesuit.org.uk/hopkins-inspires-priest-new-tv-drama

Okay, it's after Christmas. When do we get to see this?   :wellll:

I interpreted this to mean straight after Christmas (wishful thinking) but now I realise it could mean any time between after this Christmas and next Christmas. erghhh
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 05, 2017, 05:22:14 AM
Okay, it's after Christmas. When do we get to see this?   :wellll:
I interpreted this to mean straight after Christmas (wishful thinking) but now I realise it could mean any time between after this Christmas and next Christmas. erghhh

New Year on BBC One: Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxNFTbhHuWk

Sean at 1.34 min in the Trailer
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As Broken is included in the New Year on BBC One Trailer,I don't think it 'll take that long.

You can keep an eye out for it on the BBC Media Centre  http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/

Programme Information  http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo

Media Packs  http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks

or on the  BBC YouTube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/user/BBC/videos

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on January 05, 2017, 05:47:55 AM
I don't know. It could mean anytime in 2017. But we shall see.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 08, 2017, 12:08:23 AM
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@annafriel When are you back on our screens again Anna?

 
...... you will see Broken in May on BBC 1.  Very excited about this.

https://twitter.com/annafriel/status/817867748420231169
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 29, 2017, 11:43:16 AM
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http://laproductions.co.uk/


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https://www.facebook.com/LAProductionsUK/photos/a.431020346933838.93391.213914868644388/1278389028863628/?type=3



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Can't wait to watch my boy @finjcampbell playing the young Father Kerrigan @LAProductionsUK @Rebel_School 🎬🎬🎬🎬
https://twitter.com/bagsdaisy543/status/824995102955282432



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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 30, 2017, 06:02:03 AM
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Keep a eye open for 'BROKEN' seen here with Sean Bean and Anna Friel 🎬 coming soon... I was the official on set unit stills photographer   
https://www.facebook.com/tonyblakephotography/posts/1029085300530886


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My latest stills work, coming soon... 🎬

https://www.facebook.com/LAProductionsUK/posts/1278389102196954
 
https://www.facebook.com/tonyblakephotography/posts/1026931517412931



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 02, 2017, 12:05:12 AM
Vera, The Durrells and Broken: Our pick of TV shows you must see this spring

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Sean Bean reunites with firebrand scriptwriter Jimmy McGovern in Broken

Broken BBC1

After working together on Accused, Game Of Thrones’ Sean Bean reunites with firebrand scriptwriter Jimmy McGovern for this new six-parter set in Liverpool. Bean plays a maverick Catholic priest who finds his congregation struggling to reconcile their beliefs with life in Britain today.

Anna Friel plays a local single mother whose desperate attempts to make ends meet pushes her to the very edge. The Paradise’s Aisling Loftus and Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar co-star.
 
http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/758622/Best-TV-spring-2017-Vera-The-Durrells-and-Broken
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on February 02, 2017, 11:24:48 AM
(SFX = Francis Xavier’s Church in Liverpool)

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SFX is no stranger to film and TV crews. Last year, the church was used for the filming of Broken, a six-part BBC One drama starring Sean Bean, which is due to be broadcast this spring. Bean plays the part of Fr Michael Kerrigan, parish priest in an urban parish, and Fr Denis was invited to be the religious adviser for the series. “For me as a priest who has worked in parishes up and down Britain, from Edinburgh to Bournemouth, working on Broken has given me fresh hope and encouragement, for it portrays the priest as a fully-earthed human being,” he says. “His awareness of his own vulnerability and heartfelt struggles enables him to bring deep compassion to those whose lives he is privileged to reach out to and touch each day.”

Fr Denis adds that during the filming of Broken, the church of St Francis Xavier became a star in its own right, with actors, extras and directors alike saying it “had the ‘Wow!’ factor".

(https://www.jesuit.org.uk/sites/default/files/news-images/sfx_salvage.jpg)
Fr Denis Blackledge SJ second from left

TV TEAM EXPLORE THE TREASURES OF SFX (https://www.jesuit.org.uk/tv-team-explore-treasures-sfx)
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 03, 2017, 03:59:42 AM
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First look image of Sean Bean in new @BBCOne Jimmy McGovern drama #Broken.
https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/827450546156081153



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This is the first image from Broken, Jimmy McGovern's new six-part drama for BBC One.

 Sean Bean is pictured in character as Father Michael Kerrigan, the Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life in contemporary Britain.

 The series also features Anna Friel, Paula Malcolmson, Aisling Loftus, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Stanley, Muna Otaru, Danny Sapani, Lauren Lyle and Rochenda Sandalla.

 Broken will be produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy for LA Productions, directed by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw and executive produced by Jimmy McGovern, Colin McKeown and Sean Bean. Lucy Richer is the executive producer for the BBC.

 Broken will air on BBC One later this year.
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https://www.facebook.com/dramaquarterly/photos/a.1681010138803754.1073741828.1680622972175804/1868284786742954/?type=3&theater

http://dramaquarterly.com/


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Coming soon... #BROKEN 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/827486752180944897


FIRST LOOK:: Sean Bean becomes a priest in new Jimmy McGovern BBC drama
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Here’s the first sneak peek of Sean Bean in his new role in which he plays a Catholic priest.

The Game of Thrones and Sharpe actor is to star in a new BBC drama written by Jimmy McGovern, creator of Accused and Banished, and will play Father Michael Kerrigan, who’s looking after a  Liverpool parish.

Described as “modern, maverick and reassuringly flawed”, Father Michael is a confidante and counsellor  to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the trials and tribulations of daily life.

“I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again,” said Bean who last worked with McGovern on 2012 BBC series Accused playing a transvestite English teacher.

The powerful  six part series, also stars  Marcella actress Anna Friel as hard-up mum of three, Christina Fitzsimmons,  who works at the local betting shop and is pushed to the brink as she struggles to make ends meet.

Speaking about her role, Anna, who starred in Jimmy McGovern’s hit series The Street said,  “When the chance came up to work on Broken I jumped at it. Sean is a great actor, it’s a typically brave and truthful script from Jimmy and I’m back up North. It’s an important subject and a unique character. I can’t wait.”

 
http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/news/first-look-sean-bean-priest-broken-449893/?1



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 04, 2017, 12:05:21 AM
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  I finished the year with a most wonderful job, a new drama series for BBC, written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sean Bean. I play one of his brothers, along with amazing actors Steve Garti and Paul Copley.
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newspaper snippet….

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Bex and Sean Bean at the wrap party

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Me working in Hollywood with Sean Bean…. along with Paul Copley and Steve Garti

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Sean Bean with art by my mate Tommy Teabag     http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5237.0

So, that’s something to look forward to in 2017!
http://mcclellandmedia.com/blog/2016/12/23/wishing-you-all-the-very-best/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on February 04, 2017, 04:29:13 AM
McClelland was born in Sheffield, Copley in Yorkshire, and I am guessing Garti is from Yorkshire, too, since he was in The Full Monty so Fr Kerrigan and his brothers will all have the same accent even if they don't look alike.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 06, 2017, 10:17:20 AM
BBC Worldwide Showcase to Feature Jimmy McGovern’s Broken

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LONDON: BBC Worldwide Showcase is gearing up for its flagship event in Liverpool later this month, which will feature BAFTA-winning writer Jimmy McGovern on hand to present his new drama series Broken.

The 6×50-minute drama Broken comes from LA Productions for the BBC. Sean Bean headlines the cast of the series, which is centered on Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over an urban parish in northern England. With a chequered past and a complicated relationship with his own family, the priest is determined to help his parishioners through their troubles.


Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will host the event as a nod to the international success of Absolutely Fabulous, which has sold to 240 markets around the world.

BBC Worldwide Showcase is set for February 19 to 22.
 
Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets at BBC Worldwide, said: “Showcase offers the best of British television to the world’s TV buyers. This year, we look forward to welcoming 700 international delegates including more than ever from China and Africa. The range and quality of our programming makes for an outstanding slate, and we’re thrilled to host some of the industry’s top producers, writers and on-screen talent.”
http://worldscreen.com/bbc-showcase-lineup-features-jimmy-mcgoverns-broken/



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For the sixth year running the BBC Worldwide Showcase is heading to the city to take over the ACC Liverpool for four days starting on Sunday 19th February.

The showcase is the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor, and will welcome a spectacular range of talent to its flagship event right here in Liverpool
 
http://www.theguideliverpool.com/ab-fab-top-gear-let-shine-stars-head-liverpool-bbc-worldwide-showcase/


BBC Worldwide announces star-studded Showcase event
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Now in its 41st year and attended by more than 700 of the world’s top television buyers, the four day event will feature a host of award-winning writers, producers and talent. Presenting at various premiere sessions will be Jimmy McGovern (Broken),

 6000 hours of television content will be available to view in 600 digitbooths, and a glitzy red carpet gala will celebrate British creativity in the television industry.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/worldwide/2017/BBC-Worldwide-announces-star-studded-Showcase-event



SHOWCASE 2017
Sunday 19 February to Wednesday 22 February
http://www.bbcworldwideshowcase.com/



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 08, 2017, 06:35:36 AM
New acting roles gives OAP an ‘extra’ lease of life

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A PENSIONER is adjusting to life just inches from stardom after embarking on a new career as a TV and film extra. Reporter Harriet Whitehead caught up with him to discuss the projects he has been working on.

FLIRTING with Anna Friel, sharing his love of Strictly Come Dancing with Sean Bean and standing just behind Gary Oldman as he delivers a speech as Winston Churchill are all in a day's work for a great-grandfather who is embarking on a new career as a film and TV extra.

The 71-year-old, from Burnley, has filmed a primetime BBC drama about a Catholic priest in a northern parish written by Jimmy McGovern and a film, Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, which will come out at the end of the year.

Along with hundreds of people from across the country, the Burnley FC fan registered with a casting company in Manchester.

He said: "I thought being an extra looked interesting. I always fancied doing something in acting but I am too old to retrain.

"I was asked a few questions about what I was looking to do and what my special skills are then they took my measurements and asked if I was willing to go nude.

"That was in July but then nothing happened. At the end of August I got a phone call asking if I would be in this series called Broken with Sean Bean and Anna Friel."

Mr Howley had to be on set in Liverpool at 5.40am and shot scenes in a supermarket and social club which led to a conversation with Anna Friel.

"On the back of my chair there was a lovely coat which I was trying not to sit on.

"After the fourth rehearsal they took the coat away. Later I noticed Anna Friel with this coat and she looked at me and said 'I'm really sorry that coat was on the back of your chair'.

"I said 'it was such a nice coat I didn't want to sit on it but if I would have known it was yours I would have' and she laughed and said 'behave yourself'.



"Waiting for another scene I was talking to someone about Strictly Come Dancing and Sean Bean overheard our conversation and said 'I love Strictly'.

"He didn't need to join the conversation so it was a really lovely thing to do."
 
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http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15077865.New_acting_roles_gives_OAP_an____extra____lease_of_life/



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 11, 2017, 12:04:05 AM
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Our Lady Immaculate choir from Everton & staff member Moira recently featured as extras in a new Jimmy McGovern drama with Sean Bean!!! 
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https://twitter.com/TheBrainCharity/status/830153952272474113

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on February 11, 2017, 04:30:07 PM
Thank you Patch. If I didn't know better I would have thought this was just another church group picture !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 15, 2017, 07:09:58 AM
BBC Showcase: big drama in Liverpool

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Keelan will be joined by fellow Liverpudlian Jimmy McGovern as part of the drama events and screenings at Showcase. The writer and producer will be talking to buyers about Broken (top), his new series.

It has Sean Bean playing father Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over an urban parish in northern England. “It’s a state of the nation piece,” Keelan says. “It’s centred around a priest and his parish, and shows the stresses and strains in that precint and has that story of the week element buyers are really looking for.” Anna Friel (Marcella) also stars and is rumoured to be showing up in Liverpool.

“It’s political and deals with homophobia, racism and the state of the NHS in the country, but also has a universality.”

But does this kind of gritty UK drama sell internationally? “It’s not Sherlock and it’s never going to be, but [McGovern’s] previous shows such as The Accused have done well.”
 
http://tbivision.com/highlight/2017/02/bbc-showcase-big-drama-liverpool/716212/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 17, 2017, 03:44:05 AM
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UK Screenings special -- the full lowdown on BBC Worldwide Showcase and the London events that follow media2.telecoms.com/e-books/TBI/magazines/febmar17/ … #bbcwshowcase 
https://twitter.com/TBImagazine/status/832518133353160704

http://media2.telecoms.com/e-books/TBI/magazines/febmar17/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on February 17, 2017, 07:28:07 PM
I'm WONDERING if the U.S. will be buying BROKEN for the American market ??? Still waiting for FC on A&E.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 19, 2017, 12:48:59 AM
BBC Worldwide Showcase to Feature Jimmy McGovern’s Broken

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LONDON: BBC Worldwide Showcase is gearing up for its flagship event in Liverpool later this month, which will feature BAFTA-winning writer Jimmy McGovern on hand to present his new drama series Broken.

The 6×50-minute drama Broken comes from LA Productions for the BBC. Sean Bean headlines the cast of the series, which is centered on Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over an urban parish in northern England. With a chequered past and a complicated relationship with his own family, the priest is determined to help his parishioners through their troubles.


Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will host the event as a nod to the international success of Absolutely Fabulous, which has sold to 240 markets around the world.

BBC Worldwide Showcase is set for February 19 to 22.
 
Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets at BBC Worldwide, said: “Showcase offers the best of British television to the world’s TV buyers. This year, we look forward to welcoming 700 international delegates including more than ever from China and Africa. The range and quality of our programming makes for an outstanding slate, and we’re thrilled to host some of the industry’s top producers, writers and on-screen talent.”
http://worldscreen.com/bbc-showcase-lineup-features-jimmy-mcgoverns-broken/

SHOWCASE 2017
Sunday 19 February to Wednesday 22 February
http://www.bbcworldwideshowcase.com/


SHOWCASE 2017

Opening Times
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Sunday 19 February:    14:00 - 18:00
Monday 20 February:    08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 21 February:   08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 22 February: 08:00 – 12:00
 
http://www.bbcworldwideshowcase.com/event-information/


https://twitter.com/hashtag/bbcwshowcase?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 20, 2017, 03:44:21 PM
Sean at the Showcase gala for BBC Worldwide

http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5217.msg115178#msg115178
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 21, 2017, 04:41:23 AM
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https://twitter.com/lynnnarraway/status/833986831666515968

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  Superb writer Jimmy McGovern (creator of The Cracker) and #GameofThrones star #SeanBean talking about new show #Broken at the #BBCShowcase
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BQxS5bkhrXg/?tagged=seanbean


Apparently release date in June



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 22, 2017, 12:05:09 AM
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  The students of @SouthSeftonCol were involved in the filming of new Jimmy McGovern drama ‘Broken’ starring Sean Bean
https://twitter.com/EducateMag/status/834160830178549760


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The students of South Sefton College took the opportunity to be involved in the filming of a new Jimmy McGovern BBC TV drama ‘Broken’  featuring Sean Bean.
 Principal Frank McCann, said: “Obviously this was valuable experience for our media, film, drama and performing arts students who got to see television production on both sides of the camera.
“Many other students took part in the drama as volunteer supporting artists. Arriving at college for 7.30am, they were met by the assistant directors, costume and makeup artists and briefed on what would be expected of them before going on camera.
“Yes, it was difficult for some of our students not to stand-out in front of camera, but they managed it!” 
http://www.educatemagazine.com/view-sides-lens/

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on February 22, 2017, 06:29:56 PM
Thank you Patch for posting this !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on February 24, 2017, 02:33:38 AM
Jimmy McGovern hails Hill’s ITV

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Hill swapped the BBC for ITV last year, and is now head of drama at the UK commercial broadcaster, unveiling her first slate late last year.

McGovern, whose credits include Cracker and Hillsborough for ITV and The Accused new Sean Bean BBC One series Broken for the BBC, is one of the best-known writers in the UK and an outspoken voice in the industry.

He told TBI that Hill’s move ITV was an important moment for the UK drama business.

“One of most important things that has happened recently is the simple fact that Polly Hill went to ITV,” McGovern told TBI. “Suddenly writers find themselves getting treated with amazing respect, and that’s very healthy.”

He added: “We need a very healthy and voracious ITV producing quality drama and she understands that. I’d argue we haven’t had that from ITV for quite a while, but we will have soon.”

The writer said that a reinvigorated drama department at ITV will also have a wider impact in UK TV. “There’s bound the be better output from ITV now, and that will help the BBC,” he said. “It will help keep the BBC honest.”

In terms of regional production McGovern’s latest series – Broken – is set in the north west of England.

The series stars Sean Bean as a Catholic priest and was shot in McGovern’s native Liverpool with some of the work on the gritty drama is being done in the deprived Kirkdale district, an area the writer is keen to support.

He said that shooting locally gives shows integrity, and that production in the north of England needs to be less focused on Manchester and the BBC’s Media City.

“Broken has an authenticity because it is coming from somewhere other than Media City,” he said, speaking to TBI from his Liverpool base. “I think [former BBC North boss] Peter Salmon did a brilliant job with Media City, he’s brought something massive to the north west, but I would have liked something in this city as well
 
http://tbivision.com/news/2017/02/jimmy-mcgovern-hails-hills-itv/720402/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on March 22, 2017, 12:19:30 AM
TV parish drama explores modern priesthood
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A British Jesuit commissioned to help one of television's tough guys to portray a sensitive, vulnerable north country Catholic priest says the experience was "very satisfying", with the production team keen to be authentic and showing immense trust. His account of the experience is the cover feature in the spring edition of Jesuits and Friends, which is now available from Jesuit parishes, schools, chaplaincies and spirituality centres throughout Britain. It is also available to download.

The venue selected as the fictional parish of St Nick's for the BBC drama to be shown this spring was Liverpool's St Francis Xavier's (SFX); and parish priest, Fr Denis Blackledge SJ was asked to mentor actor Sean Bean in his role as Fr Michael. Broken was written by the well-known Liverpool writer and alumnus of SFX College, Jimmy McGovern, and was produced by LA Productions. Sean Bean is best known for his roles in Sharpe, Lord of the Rings and, most recently, Game of Thrones.

They wanted to know what it was like to be a Catholic priest working in an urban environment in the early 21st century," explains Fr Denis. "It starts in the guts, I told them; then it goes through the heart of a man who knows his own strengths and weaknesses, vulnerabilities and personal history. Eventually, it comes out in a compassionate understanding approach, with open eyes, listening ear and heart, taking individuals as they come, no matter what the situation."

Meticulous preparation

Fr Denis says he was greatly impressed by how the directors were meticulous in their preparation and were determined to make Fr Michael's personality and humanity come over with total authenticity. And Sean Bean himself attended Mass at SFX himself beforehand to understand fully how the Eucharist should be celebrated. "It was very satisfying to see how Sean grew into the part," says Fr Denis, "and how seriously he took his role to be a man gifted with priesthood."

At the heart of the priesthood – and key to the entire series of Broken – is the Eucharist, which gives the drama its title at several levels. "Only by accepting his own brokenness can any priest truly live a Eucharistic life," according to Fr Denis, "and echo Jesus in his compassionate approach to those whose lives he is privileged to reach out to. This comes across strongly in this TV series."

Broken is due to be screened by BBC One (with a potential global audience) some time after Easter, and Fr Denis – writing in the spring edition of Jesuits and Friends – says that it has given him hope and encouragement, as a priest who has himself worked in parishes up and down Britain. "When the six episodes are screened … it will be fascinating to see the impact on the way the priesthood is viewed in the Catholic Church in 2017," he writes.

Read the full article and see photos from Broken in the spring edition of Jesuits and Friends
 
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http://www.jesuit.org.uk/tv-parish-drama-explores-modern-priesthood

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https://issuu.com/jesuitsinbritain/docs/jesuits_and_friends_issue_96

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https://issuu.com/jesuitsinbritain/docs/jesuits_and_friends_issue_96







Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on March 22, 2017, 09:13:36 PM
Thank you Patch for posting this story about SEAN AND BROKEN !! The article was WONDERFUL and the pictures are BEAUTIFUL !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on March 29, 2017, 10:56:51 AM
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Behind the scenes of Jimmy McGovern's BROKEN: Mark Stanley (Broken, #GoT) recording ADR with LA Productions this week. #BehindTheScenes
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/847112672277659649

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on March 31, 2017, 09:18:32 AM
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Behind the scenes of Jimmy McGovern's BROKEN: Sean Bean recording ADR with LA Productions in Belfast this week. #BehindTheScenes
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/847752246725038081

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Great to have the guys from @LAProductionsUK recording #ADR with Sean Bean for new #BBC series #BROKEN yesterday.
https://twitter.com/KaboomPro/status/847761948125122561



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on March 31, 2017, 10:02:21 AM
Love the longish hair. Hope he keeps it for TFC.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on March 31, 2017, 10:40:31 AM
Love the longish hair. Hope he keeps it for TFC.

Looking at the pictures from Belfast,he does.
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=4758.msg115449#msg115449
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 02, 2017, 08:35:15 AM
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Found this while on a ghost hunt at Newsham Park Hotel @SeanBeanOnline @JimmyMcGovern #scriptleak @BBC 😱 
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https://twitter.com/dirkdotdangler/status/848525813565796352
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: bratty1973 on April 05, 2017, 08:38:00 PM
This looks like a good show. I hope it airs in Canada or some kind person posts it on here!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: jsbritts on April 07, 2017, 05:09:40 PM
Love the longish hair. Hope he keeps it for TFC.

Looking at the pictures from Belfast,he does.
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=4758.msg115449#msg115449

Meh, I am not a fan of it...I like it when it is shorter, like in The Young Messiah. :-) But hey, will take whatever I can get!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 08, 2017, 12:12:04 AM
(Joel Devlin Director of Photography on The Frankenstein Chronicles 2,Lauren Lyle acting in Broken)
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joeldevlindp@laurenlyle7 well I'm grading 'Broken' in between filming in this and so am begrudgingly realising you're actually quite good!! It's all looking amazing, due out tail end of May. 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSi9EIylo2Z/?taken-by=joeldevlindp

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 20, 2017, 03:02:11 PM
10 Highlights From Series Mania 2017
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‘BROKEN’ (Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan, Ciolette Kane, Nick Leather, LA Productions, BBC, U.K. )

Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”) and Anna Friel (“Marcella”) head the cast of this BBC One primetime drama, but the show really belongs to famed co-writer Jimmy McGovern (“Cracker,” “Accused” ), on of the most redolent voices in U.K. drama. Here , Bean plays Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest struggling with his own past and the problems of his parishioners’, whose broken lives he can’t always mend. Shot on location in McGovern’s native Liverpool, expect a gritty drama whose outcomes deliver social comment on the state of the working class in contemporary Britain. Sales: BBC Worldwide.
 
http://variety.com/2017/tv/festivals/series-mania-2017-10-highlights-1202030753/


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Thematique: OFFICIAL COMPETITION

BROKEN

2x57min (series 6x57min) - in English with French subtitles

THU APR. 20 - 8.15PM / FRI APR. 21 - 12PM
 
http://series-mania.fr/en/series-thematique/official-competition/


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OFFICIAL COMPETITION

A selection of 10 series that will enjoy their international- or world-premiere screenings at Series Mania, either just before or just after they bow in their home territory, judged by a prestigious International Jury.

Jury President: Damon Lindelof
 Damon Lindelof, showrunner of the legendary series Lost and The Leftovers, will lead a jury including four other esteemed names from the world of TV series, cinema, or culture. The jury will award four prizes to the best international series:
◦ The Grand Prix
◦The Special Jury Prize,
◦Best Actress in an International Series
◦Best Actor in an International Series.
 
http://series-mania.fr/en/prix-et-competitions-2017/

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BROKEN

THU APR. 20 - 8.15PM / FRI APR. 21 - 12PM

Season 1 - ep. 1 and 2

2x57min (series 6x57min) - in English with French subtitles

SUMMARY

Father Michael is a non-conformist and independent priest with a parish in the north of England. He is confidant, psychiatrist, and confessor to his flock, who are struggling to reconcile their beliefs with the challenges of their everyday lives. This new creation from Jimmy McGovern (Accused) is a touching, realistic social portrait of modern England.

WORLD PREMIERE

► THU APR. 20 – 9PM AT THE FORUM DES IMAGES, followed by a discussion with Jimmy McGovern (screenwriter) and Donna Molloy (producer)

► FRI APR. 21 – 12PM AT THE UGC CINÉ CITÉ LES HALLES
 
http://series-mania.fr/en/series/broken/

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The catholic preast #SeanBean talks sexuality with a gay man in a phone box... #Broken @BBCOne @LAProductionsUK
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The Come and meet #JimmyMcGovern #LT has now ended ! Thank you very much for participating. Don't miss #Broken at 9PM @forumdesimages
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Nouvelle perle ŕ #SeriesMania : 2 premiers épisodes de #Broken. La claque de l'année ! Merci ŕ #SeanBean et #JimmyMcGovern pour leur talent.
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Post by: patch on April 21, 2017, 01:18:51 AM
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@annafriel weirdly the other way round, you were first we shot this in January this year if you can believe it. 'Broken' out next month!! Hope you're well darling. x
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#Broken éprouve les croyances d'un curé anticonformiste (#SeanBean) dans une Angleterre rurale. Une série emplie d'humanité. #SeriesMania 
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Post by: patch on April 22, 2017, 02:23:50 PM
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Anna Friel dans BROKEN (Royaume-Uni) >>> Prix d'interprétation féminine / Compétition officielle #SeriesMania
https://twitter.com/FestSeriesMania/status/855860657987743744

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Anna Friel in BROKEN (United Kingdom) >>> Award for Best Actress / Official Competition # SeriesMania 
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FFestSeriesMania%2Fstatus%2F855860657987743744&edit-text=


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BEST ACTRESS

ANNA FRIEL – BROKEN

 Anna Friel, for her role in the British series Broken, created by Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan, Colette Kane and Nick Laether. Codirected by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw. Produced by Jimmy McGovern, Donna Molloy, Colin McKeown and Sean Bean. Broadcast in the UK by BBC One.
 The jury said that Anna Friel breathes life into her character with stunning honesty […]. She is heartbreaking and stunning performance leaves no question as to why this show is called “BROKEN.
 
http://series-mania.fr/en/prix-et-competitions-2017/







Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 23, 2017, 12:11:55 AM
Series Mania: Sean Bean in ‘Broken,’ Jimmy McGovern on British TV
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A special guest at Paris’ Series Mania, Jimmy McGovern talked about his latest drama, “Broken,” with Bean and Anna Friel, British TV, Robbie Coltrane and England
 
PARIS — Ed Stark he is not. In BBC1’s upcoming primetime drama “Broken,” Sean Bean plays Father Michael, a Catholic priest in North-West England, struggling with his inner demons, seeking atonement for his sins of youth, shy, retiring, nervously playing with his hands when confronted with a problem. Of an evening, he goes down the bingo, listens to the BBC shipping forecast about Dover, White and Sole, or sings “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to his bedridden, dying mother.
 
 In its first two episodes, world premiered at Series Mania in its main competition, Bean is only once seen as a man of action, running down the street, because he’s late for a parish meeting. His immediate reaction to his parishioners’ problems – and they are legion: Unemployment, and uncaring welfare state and police malpractice, just to mention three in Ep.1 and Ep. 2. – is to scratch his temple and play nervously with his hands. In Episode 2, where Anna Friel plays a single mother of three driven to desperate acts when she loses her job after a barney with her manager and can’t afford to pay for her young daughter’s first communion dress, Father Michael does nothing to help her. In the second segment, the mother of a boy who’s suffered a psychotic attack phones him at night to ask him to come round: Father Michael is the only person her son listens to. But Father Michael’s so knackered, that he’s gone to bed and doesn’t pick up the phone.

But Father Michael’s so knackered, that he’s gone to bed and doesn’t pick up the phone.


“It’s extremely Christ-like, to have all your hopes and strategies demolished, to perceive yourself as a failure, and then realize: ‘No, you’re not,’” McGovern said.

“Broken” delivers a sobering portrait of a community which has had to fall back for social support on family and friends, given the failures of Britain’s welfare state.  A special guest at Series Mania, McGovern – the creator of “Cracker,” “The Accused,” “The Street” – was introduced at a keynote Q & A by Series Mania’s U.K. representative James Rampton as “possibly our greatest TV writer over the last 30 years.” He is also eminently quotable. Here is Jimmy McGovern on “Broken,” Sean Bean and Anna Friel, British TV and Britain, talking in a 45-minute stage conversation with Rampton and brief chat with Variety:

ON SEAN BEAN AND ANNA FRIEL

“Sean Bean is a great actor. Who was the movie mogul who said the Grand Canyon was a crock of shit compared to Steve McQueen’s face? It’s the same with Sean Bean. You see that humanity in Anna Friel too.”

THE PASSIVITY OF SEAN BEAN’S FATHER MICHAEL IN ‘BROKEN’

“I went to see Sean in the process of getting onboard. He was worried that the character was passive. I said it’s not passivity. To hear a confession is not passive, you take the concern of the penitent. They go out lighter; you go out heavier.”
http://variety.com/2017/tv/festivals/sean-bean-performance-broken-jimmy-mcgovern-british-tv-1202393012/




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Television viewers will be familiar with her as the mercenary Bella Wilfer in Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend and the violent, unpredictable detective in the recent, critically acclaimed ITV drama Marcella. Next month she is back on our screens in Jimmy McGovern’s new six-part BBC series Broken.

In McGovern’s Broken, however, Friel will appear at her most unglamorous, as a downbeat single mother who works in a betting shop. ‘I don’t wear any make-up, my face is bashed up because she gets into fights, the lighting is grim and I went into charity shops to get clothes for the part. Nothing I chose cost more than Ł4. Christina is a woman on the breadline struggling to feed her kids.’

Broken is a series of stories about the struggles of working-class Britain, all linked by the character of a Catholic priest, Father Michael Kerrigan, played by Sean Bean. Filmed in Liverpool, Friel’s story focuses on the dilemmas faced by Christina, whose wages aren’t enough to support her three children and who is falling between the cracks in the social services system


What do you do if you can’t feed your kids, you can’t afford a loan and you aren’t eligible for any benefits? Life is very tough for a lot of people out there. This is happening all over the country, but it takes someone like Jimmy to really explain things and make it feel personal through women like Christina. We have to work as a collective to make change. Life is always about trying to make things better.’

Friel lives in Windsor, Berkshire, having recently sold her home in Los Angeles, and is the first to admit her life is a million miles away from Christina’s. She does, however, believe in the power of drama to spark change, and she has her own unique way of preparing for a role. She starts by choosing a piece of clothing that defines the person she is about to play. For Marcella it was the oversized protective parka suggesting both grit and vulnerability; for Christina in Broken it was a pair of plastic flip-flops. ‘Cheap, easy to put on, no defence against the elements,’ she says. ‘They were absolutely my key into her.’
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-4426122/Anna-Friel-playing-lesbian-20-years-kiss.html
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on April 24, 2017, 07:33:55 PM
So now I'm a little concerned about this role for SEAN because he's a catholic priest who seems to have NO emotional involvement with the people in his church. Is McGovern trying to
say that it's Not the priest that helps people, but it's the people's faith in GOD that solves their problems ??? Is an average audience going to understand that ???
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 25, 2017, 12:25:22 PM
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Our upcoming #JimmyMcGovern BBC One Drama #BROKEN sees first awards before even hitting your screens! Congratulations @annafriel!

 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/856905005135265792


BROKEN is getting closer…
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An interview with Anna Friel in the Sunday supplements said the new Jimmy McGovern series, BROKEN, is coming to BBC 1 soon.

 I was delighted to see this tweet this afternoon that it’s already winning awards.

I’m in 4 episodes, not a huge role, but I play Sean Bean’s brother, so it’s a great part.

I’ll let you know more as details are released.
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
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After the lunch break we are moving on to the UK: Andrew Morrissey presents @BBC 's New Hit Show "Broken" @LAProductionsUK  #seriensummit
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14.00 - 14.45 • Case Study

"Broken". An Approach to the BBC's New Hit Show
 Andrew Morrissey , Script Editor, LA Productions, Liverpool
 
http://hmr-international.de/veranstaltungen/der-grosse-serien-summit-2017-trends-und-tendenzen-im-fiktionalen-erzaehlen/




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 27, 2017, 07:32:30 AM
BBC unveils 2017 plans for Hay Festival coverage
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THE BBC has unveiled plans for unparalleled coverage of this year’s Hay Festival on television, radio and online.This year’s Hay Festival runs from from May 25 to June 4.

 New BBC programming is showcased, there will be a session with Jimmy McGovern about his new BBC One drama, Broken, starring Sean Bean, and the art of compelling characters in hard-hitting dramas
http://www.brecon-radnor.co.uk/article.cfm?id=105033&headline=BBC%20unveils%202017%20plans%20for%20Hay%20Festival%20coverage&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 28, 2017, 05:21:07 AM
Star-studded line-up for the BBC at Hay Festival 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/hay-festival


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Jimmy McGovern

BBC One: Broken

Sunday 28 May 2017, 5.30pm Venue: BBC Tent

Jimmy McGovern has written some of the most powerful television dramas of the past 25 years. From Cracker to Common and from Accused to The Street, he has never shied away from tackling difficult subjects.  His new series Broken (BBC One) stars Sean Bean as a Catholic priest presiding over a northern urban parish, playing confidante, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life. McGovern will talk about the new series, what attracts him to particular stories and scenarios, and the craft of writing. The session will be followed by Q&A.
https://www.hayfestival.com/p-12579-jimmy-mcgovern.aspx

https://www.hayfestival.com/

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: jsbritts on May 02, 2017, 05:11:42 AM
So is there a release date for Broken yet? Obviously it would be the UK release date as I'm sure it won't come to the US for god knows how long. Though perhaps it will be available online at some point.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 05, 2017, 03:08:31 AM
So is there a release date for Broken yet? Obviously it would be the UK release date as I'm sure it won't come to the US for god knows how long. Though perhaps it will be available online at some point.


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Unplaced programmes from 20 May to 26 May

 Broken   Day and time to be confirmed

BBC ONE
 
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Ep 1/6
Sean Bean stars as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, in Jimmy McGovern’s new landmark six-part drama.

Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael is a man who must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a community struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the realities of daily life in contemporary Britain.

After mass, Father Michael meets Christina Fitzsimmons (Anna Friel), a mother of three who works at the local betting shop, and is saving money for her daughter's First Communion. But when her attendance in Church sparks an unfortunate chain of events, she is left with no way to feed her children and keep a roof over their heads. Pushed to the edge when tragedy strikes, Christina makes a desperate plan to alleviate her situation. Will she go through with it, or can Father Michael - suspicious that all may not be as it seems - offer the family a lifeline?

Elsewhere, Father Michael visits his mother and brothers, sparking memories of his childhood, and revealing that he is a man with secret struggles of his own.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/21/broken



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: jsbritts on May 05, 2017, 08:25:42 AM
Thank you for all of the updates!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 07, 2017, 12:05:30 AM
‘Catholic preoccupation with sin is perfect training for a writer’ – Jimmy McGovern

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He is renowned for bleak, bruising and brilliant dramas from Hillsborough and Cracker to The Lakes, Accused and last year’s blistering take on the consequences of the Iraq war, Reg. But Jimmy McGovern says that he might not have become a writer had he not been raised in the Catholic faith with its particular attention to the nature of sin.

 Broken follows Sean Bean’s Father Michael Kerrigan, the parish priest in an impoverished working-class community (the series was filmed in the Kirkdale district of Liverpool), as he struggles to make a difference in his parishioners’ lives, while coming to terms with his own past and vocation. It’s a series McGovern has been trying to write “since the 80s”, coming closest in the 1994 film Priest, which examines the strictures of the church and the nature of doubt.

“I said from the outset that Broken is the story of a good priest. He doesn’t abuse boys, he doesn’t chase women, he doesn’t even drink – I think the most we see him have is half a glass of wine over the whole series – and that was very important to me. It’s a story of atonement, what it means and how it can be a lifelong thing.”

Broken, which will be shown in a primetime slot on BBC1 later this year, could be seen as something of a risk given the largely secular society we live in and the relatively small number of Catholics in the UK, something McGovern acknowledges with a laugh. “Because I was bought up in a Catholic community I thought everyone was Catholic – I was well into my 30s before I realised that we were only 10% of the country. Until then I thought we ran the show.”

He is confident, however, that those who have no experience of Catholicism or organised religion will gain as much from the story as those raised in the faith. Certainly many of the show’s themes – poverty, debt, addiction, the strain that caring for the sick and elderly can place on family relationships – are universal and a strong cast, which includes Adrian Dunbar and Anna Friel, ensure that Broken is not about arcane mysteries so much as the ordinary realities of life.

Broken is unflinching in its depiction of a community torn apart by poverty. Kerrigan’s parishioners work in “shitty jobs” with zero-hours contracts and minimal pay. They are repeatedly let down or ignored by the structures of the society in which they live, leaving only their wavering faith and the parish priest to sustain them: in the opening episode Kerrigan offers a struggling parishioner not prayers but food vouchers.
“It’s not about smells and bells but about a priest who is working on the coalface, doing real muscular work within his community,” says McGovern.

“In the north-west, and especially in Liverpool, we have some wonderful priests who do important work with alcoholics and the homeless and who are at the heart of their communities, standing alongside them and helping them. Somebody said that the art of priesthood is to keep your mouth shut and your ears open and I think that’s very true. You wouldn’t last five minutes if you went to these people and preached at them.”
 
He admits Bean, who gives a sensitive and at times devastating portrayal of a good man in crisis, initially struggled with Kerrigan’s perceived passivity, the way in which he appears to stand by as people he cares for are dragged under by troubles. “I got quite exercised about that and said: ‘Do not think hearing confession is passive. You don’t just listen – you take those sins. The penitent leaves the confessional box lighter and you leave it heavier.’”
Part of the appeal for both men lay in the way that a priest can know so much about his parishioners’ lives yet is bound not to act on it. “The confessional is the one situation in which you know that one person is telling the absolute truth and the other person will never reveal a single word, will in fact go to their death without revealing a single word. Even a lawyer or analyst doesn’t have that.”

Is he worried about how devout Catholics will perceive it? “No, I think they’ll like it,” he says with a laugh. “We had a priest as an adviser throughout and when we had the read-through of the final episode there were also a few priests around and when I looked up after the final scene, which I like to think is a good scene, one or two of those priests were crying and not tears of anger. They were genuinely moved.”

“It might ruffle a few feathers but that’s our job as writers – to be a bit mischievous, to ruffle feathers, to ask awkward questions. It doesn’t pull its punches and it’s not for everybody but if you stay with it then it is uplifting. It’s about a man who believes he has not lived a worthwhile life and yet who learns he has. It’s about reconciliation, redemption and hope.”
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/may/06/jimmy-mcgovern-broken-liverpool-sean-bean-catholic-priest?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 08, 2017, 06:03:58 AM
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Chamber at premiere of @LAProductionsUK new Sean Bean series Broken by Jimmy McGovern #broken
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Here for the @LAProductionsUK screening of #Broken. Beautiful setting for it #SeanBean
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Lovely setting for premier of #broken @LAProductionsUK
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Going to the @LAProductionsUK premiere of BBC's #broken tonight with @jackiedaviez . Supporting film making in Liverpool 👏👏👏
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Rowe David McClelland @mcclellanddave & @parry_joel head over to Liverpool for the screening of Jimmy McGovern's new BBC One drama, 'Broken'
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Looking forward to 'Broken' premiere tonight. @LAProductionsUK @amyhubcast 
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Coming soon... our 6 part BBC Drama: #JimmyMcGovern ’s new prime time drama series #Broken, starring #SeanBean @Annafriel #AdrianDunbar
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: SMcFirefly on May 08, 2017, 05:55:45 PM
I want a trailer dammit!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 09, 2017, 01:02:13 AM
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Looking forward to a preview of @LAProductionsUK Broken today. @annafriel #SeanBean #JimmyMcGovern #AdrianDunbar  Hearing amazing things.
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At @BAFTA for a packed-out preview screening of @LAProductionsUK #Broken.
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This evening we held the premiere of Broken here in church... the first episode was very well received! Thank you to L A Productions for their hospitality and GWF Catering for wonderful service and scrummy food!


.......Eyes peeled now for the starting date. I can't wait if the next episodes are anything like the first Tissues at the ready lol
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"Tell me what it’s like in Heaven. I hope it’s kinder than it is down here" #Broken
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The @BAFTA screening of #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken today in London. #SeanBean @annafriel
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.@LAProductionsUK's #Broken is superb television; devastating. #SeanBean & @annafriel giving incredible performances of shattering intensity
https://twitter.com/JBRAgent/status/861984097249492993

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Incredible 1st Ep of @LAProductionsUK 'Broken' at @BAFTA today.Jimmy McGovern at his best.
Heartbreaking,funny & so relevant.Congrats to all 
https://twitter.com/IanConningham/status/861984155256725504

I want a trailer dammit!

Broken: Trailer - BBC One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2fZcs82Xhs

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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 10, 2017, 07:11:38 AM
Broken Confirmed for BBC One on 23 May at 9pm to 10pm 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/21/broken






BBC One 2017 Series: Broken (Trailer Song)

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The song used in the trailer is Hozier’s 2014 single “Arsonist’s Lullabye”, that has been heard also on AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. 
http://trailer-song.net/2017/05/bbc-one-2017-series-broken-trailer-song/



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 11, 2017, 12:01:50 AM
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Take a look at the official @BBCOne trailer for #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken. On air 23.5.17 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2fZcs82Xhs …
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/862409903008251910


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Must watch 23rd May I've had the pleasure of seeing the 1st episode at the premier screening
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BROKEN. BBC 1. Starts May 23.
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I know, I’ve been going on about BROKEN for months, but your chance to see it is very close. BBC has announced the 6-part series starts May 23rd.

I’ve seen the first episode… I went to a screening in Liverpool on Monday, lovely to catch up with everyone.

It’s excellent. Amazing performances all round, very real, very moving, it’s must see TV.
A few pics below from the screening in Liverpool… And a few more from during production and wrap party…
I’m sure to nag about this again, so please forgive me, but I want everyone to see this series.
http://mcclellandmedia.com/blog/2017/05/11/broken-bbc-1-starts-may-23/
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more pics here   http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5217.msg115802#msg115802



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 12, 2017, 04:55:29 AM
Broken Media Pack

Interview with Sean Bean
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken/sean

Posted here  http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5328.msg115808#msg115808


Interview with Jimmy McGovern
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Tell us about the casting of Sean Bean
I really wanted Sean for the part of Father Michael Kerrigan. It’s about the only time I’ve ever said “get this guy” for a role I’ve written. Mainly because he’s a working class man and he’s full of humanity, and that’s what I wanted in the character.

I also knew how good Sean Bean is, because I worked with him on The Accused. I knew he wasn’t just a good actor - he is a great actor. Truly great.

When I was trying to convince Sean to play the role there was a moment where he mentioned that it’s a character who is passive and listens. I said that’s not passive - he doesn’t listen to people’s sins, he takes them on. After Confession a priest goes out heavier, while the other person goes out lighter. And then I started jumping round the room telling Sean what confession means and how active it is. How, as the priest, you are more active and I think it was that which convinced him.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken/jimmy

Interview with Anna Friel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken/anna

Interview with Adrian Dunbar
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How did you get involved with this series?
I met Sean Bean for a drink, is how this story starts! I’ve known him for years and I hadn’t seen him for a while, so we caught up in Camden. He told me he was doing 'this piece by Jimmy McGovern', and of course the minute you hear 'Jimmy McGovern' as an actor your ears prick up.

It’s a bit like coming full circle for me, because I was in the first episode of Cracker, which was basically the show which really broke Jimmy into full-time telly and being taken extremely seriously. So of course I was very interested when Sean told me there was a part in it; a character who Father Michael comes to every now and then as a sounding board and confessor, and someone he bounces ideas off or chats to as a friend. I thought, that sounds really good, and if it’s Jimmy it’ll definitely be good! You only need to take a look at the first two or three episodes to realise how fabulous it is and what a quality piece of work it is. So it was a no-brainer for me.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken/adrian

Interview with Paula Malcomson
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken/paula

Interview with Muna Otaru
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken/muna




Broken - episode one
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/21/broken

Broken - episode two
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/22/broken

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/broken



Jimmy McGovern on new BBC drama Broken
https://www.prolificnorth.co.uk/2017/05/jimmy-mcgovern-on-new-bbc-drama-broken/



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on May 12, 2017, 05:51:28 AM
Thank you very, very much (http://s19.rimg.info/4338171a19ab16f1fafb42c3b54431da.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.157414.html)
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 14, 2017, 03:42:23 PM
Hollywood hardman star Sean Bean reveals why he was terrified of playing a priest in new role
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 Hardman Sean Bean has had his fair share of tough roles – but the one that scared him the most was playing a Catholic priest.

The Game of Thrones star, 58, says he was cautious about taking the part of Father Michael Kerrigan in Broken, the brilliant new drama from Cracker creator Jimmy McGovern.

Starting on BBC1 a week on Tuesday, Broken is a brutal drama about a Northern community struggling with their faith and to put food on the table.

Troubled Father Michael has to try to be there for everyone and offer help when tragedy strikes.

I’ve had dealings with priests and churches but I’d never really thought about playing a priest,” says Sean.

“I’ve been in church and seen priests, but when you’re up there, looking the other way and you’ve got the vestment on, it’s quite a different story, let me tell you.

"I found it quite nerve-wracking the first time. I wanted to get everything right – I guess that’s the thing. It took me a little while to relax into the part.”

Scouse writer Jimmy says getting Sean on board made him tear up his original scripts for the drama, in which Anna Friel plays mum Christina Fitzsimmons.

Jimmy had planned to have a different story about a different character each week, as he did in The Street a decade ago – but was determined to get Sean in as many episodes as possible.

He said: “Sean was my wildest dream. He is not a good actor – he is a great actor, one of our finest. I think this is one of his best performances.

“The penalty of getting him is you have to use him, you have to get enough of him. So we have stories coming in episode 1 and leaving in episode 3... it was because we got Sean.”

Jimmy says he cried while writing Broken, with tales from the breadline and from his own religious upbringing.

The start of the series left us wanting to see more – and Sean says it gets even better.

“When I read episode six I was just knocked out by it,” he says. “I thought how the hell has Jimmy managed to do this?

"He’s a terrific writer who’s not afraid of portraying the truth and life as we see it today.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/hollywood-hardman-star-sean-bean-10422870



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 15, 2017, 12:05:23 PM
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8 days to go until #Broken #BBCOne
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/864161210689892353



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: jsbritts on May 15, 2017, 06:53:20 PM
Oooohhh what could THAT mean??!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 16, 2017, 12:10:49 AM
Jimmy McGovern, Sean Bean and Anna Friel discuss new made in Liverpool drama Broken

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Jimmy McGovern has compared his new six-part drama about a Catholic priest in a Northern town to the classic Christmas film It’s A Wonderful Life.

Broken, which stars Sean Bean, Anna Friel and Adrian Dunbar and was filmed in and around Liverpool, begins on BBC1 at 9pm on Tuesday May 23.

It focuses on the maverick Father Michael Kerrigan (Bean) – a man who must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a community struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the realities of daily life in modern Britain.

 Jimmy says: “If you want a film to which we owe a debt of gratitude, it would be It’s a Wonderful Life, where James Stewart is suicidal and thinks his life had been a disaster. But his guardian angel shows him what life would have been without him and demonstrates that his life has not been a failure; it’s been a success. So it has the same themes as It’s A Wonderful Life, except it’s longer and a bit darker at times!”

Sean Bean describes his character as “very well-meaning, and he’s also someone who is carrying a lot of sadness, grief and guilt – and very horrific memories of the past.”
“When Jimmy’s scripts for the series started arriving I was just flabbergasted by them, because he had really thrown his heart and soul into it...His writing is very brave, with lots of twists and turns. When I read episode six I was just knocked out by it. I thought, how the hell has he managed to do this? Because I was wondering how it would end.”
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/tv/jimmy-mcgovern-sean-bean-anna-13039104



Anna Friel teases SHOCKING twist for Christina Fitzsimmons in new BBC drama Broken
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Reveal on tonight’s episode of The One Show, Friel revealed that her character would know-how the twist, but had to keep tight-lipped on exact plot details.

The first occurrence of Broken is due to air on May 23, with the actress believing it will prompt viewers to “look at our polity”.

Presenter Matt Baker revealed: “I’ve seen it this afternoon, and to be proper with you, that’s kind of how you feel,” prompting her to ask: “Are you broken?”

Co-host Alex Jones summed: “It’s quite a lot to take in,” before showing a clip from the first instalment.

Friel said: “Jimmy McGovern is the writer and one of my favourites and we worked together at intervals before doing a show called The Street. It’s a state of the nation stage play.
The 40-year-old actress reckoned: “Yeah. We can’t talk about the twist that happens that’s moderately shocking.

“But the central character is the wonderful Sean Bean who plays a evangelist, and he tries to inspire and give hope to people and hopefully religion facilitates in some way. He’s more like everybody’s best friend.”
 
http://abilk.com/anna-friel-teases-shocking-twist-for-christina-fitzsimmons-in-new-bbc-drama-broken/




The One Show fans get hot and bothered over Anna Friel: 'She's gorgeous'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEsYKL-zyMo


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Anna Friel talks to @BBCTheOneShow about #Broken - on air on #BBCOne 23.5.17. Watch it again here:
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/864442470914019328

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08ql2b8/the-one-show-15052017




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audioboom.com/posts/5922098-colin-mckeown-chats-to-pete-price … @LAProductionsUK what a wonderful interview @BBCTV2 #BROKEN The series maybe the best ever writing of Jimmy McGovern
https://twitter.com/PeteCityPrice/status/864263387395629060

https://audioboom.com/posts/5922098-colin-mckeown-chats-to-pete-price


New Broken" Interview with Sean Bean posted here  http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5328.msg115866#msg115866




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Why has Jimmy McGovern’s new drama Broken got Mass appeal? We meet its stars Sean Bean and Anna Friel.
https://twitter.com/TVChoice/status/864420277995941889

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Confidante, counsellor… But what is he hiding?

#Broken. A new six part drama starring Sean Bean & @AnnaFriel. Starts Tuesday 23rd May.
https://twitter.com/BBCOne/status/864479808184561664






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 17, 2017, 12:41:27 AM
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  With this writer and this cast, it looks as if the BBC has its eyes firmly set on next year’s Bafta TV Awards. In fact, when Bean and Friel took to the Festival Hall at the weekend to present a prize (see above), one could have been forgiven for thinking that this was something of a rehearsal.
http://www.whollwin.com/news/16th-may-2017/sean-bean-and-anna-friel-star-in-new-bbc-drama.php



Jimmy McGovern: 'I cry when I write'
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It's another hard-hitting drama from one of Britain's most respected writers: Jimmy McGovern's new six-part series Broken (BBC One) follows a maverick priest, played by Sean Bean, as he tries to help his troubled flock in a working class northern town.

We spoke to McGovern - whose catalogue of work includes Cracker, The Street, The Accused and Hillsborough - about his complex relationship with Catholicism, the writing process and what he really thinks about Sean Bean.

Where do you write your scripts?

In a hut. I spent Ł30,000 on a hut thinking it was all tax-free but you can't claim on a writer's hut - I only found out when I handed the receipts in! They said I should have put it on wheels!

It's an emotional watch - what was it like to write?

Words are rungs on an emotional ladder. I've been in floods [writing this]. You can't expect an actor to cry unless you cry writing it.

There's a scene where a footballer has to be substituted after a player is chased off the pitch by three men wielding guns.

That was based on a true story heard from a priest - he had to revitalise a football team and that was one of the things that actually happened.

It's not about "broken Britain".

Broken Britain? That was the last thing on my mind. It's about broken humanity. It's about broken people. But you're at your most powerful when you're at your weakest. There is still a sense of community and strength.

On working with Sean Bean again (who won an international Emmy for his role in The Accused).

 Sean Bean was my wildest dream. He's a great actor, one of our finest actors ever. But the penalty of getting Sean Bean is you've got to make use of Sean Bean! (They ended up building the script around him).

Sean's big worry was he was being passive at times, like in the confessional scenes. The confessional is not passive though - the penitent goes in there in despair, the priest takes it all on and the penitent goes out a bit lighter. [The priest] is taking on the the sin and easing the burden. The best priests keep their mouth shut and their ears open.

On his experience of Catholicism as a child.

Catholic teaching in the the 1950s and 1960s was harmful. It's a faith that teaches you that the only decent woman that ever lived was the Virgin Mary, who never had sex with a man - then it tells you to go forth and multiply, when everything you've been told is that sex is filthy. As a teenager, you're tortured, it's horrendous.

And the only thing worse than being a practising heterosexual in a Catholic church is to be a practising homosexual. They just throw up their hands in horror. It [the Catholic Church] sent out twisted people like me. Absolutely twisted. We were totally screwed up.

Anybody who went to a Catholic school in the late 50s/early 60s had direct experience of perverts and paedophiles. I had one and I named him and everybody knew who he was.

His life could have taken a very different turn.

I did feel I was called [to the priesthood] at one point, I seriously considered it... but I'd have been a terrible priest.

McGovern's not a fan of pomp and ceremony in church.

The gowns in the upper chamber? What's that got to do with a skint, poverty-stricken man in rags dying on a cross? It's ridiculous.

Liverpudlian priests rock.

We have the best priests in Liverpool, the best in the world. It's not bells and smells, it's getting down and dirty with the people, caring for alcoholics, the poor, the destitute, the homeless, fighting against bureaucracy and hypocrisy.

 We MIGHT get another series.
 Series two? I think Sean wants to move on  but I'm hoping the BBC will agree to allow me to do another thing about a priest, i.e. Broken 2. We'll see.

Episode one of Broken airs on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesday 23 May.
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39885447






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on May 17, 2017, 01:42:14 AM
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  With this writer and this cast, it looks as if the BBC has its eyes firmly set on next year’s Bafta TV Awards. In fact, when Bean and Friel took to the Festival Hall at the weekend to present a prize (see above), one could have been forgiven for thinking that this was something of a rehearsal.
http://www.whollwin.com/news/16th-may-2017/sean-bean-and-anna-friel-star-in-new-bbc-drama.php
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: AnnetteC45 on May 17, 2017, 01:48:03 AM
I watched the trailer for Broken. Living here on the other side of the big pond I am so sad that it highly probable I will never have the opportunity to watch the series :poorme:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Layla on May 17, 2017, 03:27:22 AM
I watched the trailer for Broken. Living here on the other side of the big pond I am so sad that it highly probable I will never have the opportunity to watch the series :poorme:

There is a way of accessing the BBC iplayer outside the UK. You have to change your IP address to a UK one. But usually BBC dramas get uploaded to YouTube or the DailyMotion website. So hopefully you'll be able to watch it too.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 17, 2017, 07:23:58 AM
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6 days to go until #Broken #BBCOne
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Tonight we're at The Lowry for the premier of Broken with Royal Television Society and LA Productions! - Jo & Alice 🙌
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: bratty1973 on May 17, 2017, 04:51:27 PM
 :eeyore:

I so seriously need to see this. Someone on twitter told me about
an app.   film on live tv app? I think I need to find it :)
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 18, 2017, 12:02:37 AM
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a sideways look at my #JimmyMcGovern #Broken interview -  this week's @RadioTimes 
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https://twitter.com/ViewfromPenge/status/864785118711488514



Jimmy McGovern: ‘What’s the greatest threat in Britain – North Korea or poverty?’
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Jimmy McGovern is angry. He’s angry that in Britain in 2017, vulnerable people can be “sanctioned” by the welfare state for 13 weeks. He’s angry that the poorest are suffering. And he’s angry that some people still can’t afford to feed their families. These issues are at the heart of Broken, the new drama McGovern, responsible for landmark shows like Cracker and The Lakes, has written for BBC One. The six-part series stars Sean Bean as Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan, and Anna Friel as Christina Fitzsimmons – a single mother of three. The characters live in a small, unspecified Northern parish which is ravaged by poverty.

 In Friel’s character, McGovern explores how the welfare state can fail a person so spectacularly. When she loses her job, she’s unable to claim benefits or receive an emergency loan. It forces her to make a drastic choice to feed her family – which Father Michael observes with discomfort.

 Sean Bean’s character, Father Michael, knows Christina’s family through the local church. While the family take solace in the routines of the parish, he becomes less of a preacher and more of a social worker. “You can imagine that a priest wouldn’t last long in a city like Liverpool if all they did was preach.”

“Sin is not particularly evil,” he says, “but poverty and despair – they’re evil. They’re what you campaign against as a priest.” Even still, there’s an element of pageantry and wealth in the church that doesn’t sit right with him. You can see it in Broken, when the parents try to “outdo” one another with the most spectacular First Holy Communion dresses. “It’s always been there with First Holy Communion,” he says. “They all want the kids to look good. I think it’s said at some point that the poorer the family, the more they want their daughter to be a princess for the day.”

As for the casting, Anna Friel was a pretty sure thing to play Christina in Broken. But getting Sean Bean to play the priest was a long shot. “We wanted both of them. I knew we might get Anna because she’s very good at keeping her ear close to the ground. I think getting Anna was probably easier. “Getting Sean I thought would be impossible.”

“I remember at the BBC – the person we were working to said, ‘everybody promises me Sean Bean and nobody ever delivers’. But then we did get Sean, and it was great.” The script was fleshed out upon casting, explains McGovern, because “we then had to develop the priest a lot more”. “A lot of what I had written went in the bin and we started again,” he adds. What’s left is an ambitious story of poverty, trust, and the place of faith in an everyday, working class community. As complex as the story is, McGovern sums it up neatly. “There’s a question that informs this entire narrative – is faith relevant today?” Broken attempts to provide an answer. But as with so many of the issues the show brings up, there’s nothing simple about it. Broken starts on BBC One on Tuesday 23 May, 9pm

 
https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/television/jimmy-mcgovern-broken-interview-welfare-state-poverty/



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Read in this week's Universe the story behind - #SeanBean @annafriel who star in 6-part #JimmyMcGovern drama #Broken @BBCOne
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https://twitter.com/Catholic_LifeUK/status/865151715514908672

http://www.thecatholicuniverse.com/


New "Broken" Interview with Sean Bean  posted here  http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5328.msg115894#msg115894



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 19, 2017, 02:08:32 AM
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4 days to go until #Broken #BBCOne
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/865614790865162241




Jimmy McGovern tomorrow at 10:00 on Graham Norton BBC Radio 2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08qq49s




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My interview with Jimmy McGovern. His new drama Broken will move parish if there's a series two - without Sean Bean http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/features/jimmy-mcgovern/5118005.article?blocktitle=Features&contentID=43659 …
https://twitter.com/robinparker55/status/865513234266062850







Broken [DVD] Region 2 Release Date: 3 July 2017

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Broken-DVD-Sean-Bean/dp/B071F7N41N/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1495182657&sr=1-2&keywords=sean+bean

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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 20, 2017, 12:04:21 AM

Jimmy McGovern

The hit screenwriter on his gritty new BBC TV drama Broken starring Sean Bean
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053hd1d




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3 days to go until #Broken #BBCOne
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/865917281875972101





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Guess who? 👀

Sean Bean stars in our brand new six-part drama #Broken. Starts Tuesday at 9pm on #BBCOne. #BTS #BehindTheScenes #PureDrama
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Sean Bean plays a Catholic priest battling his own demons in new BBC1 drama Broken

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Father Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean) is a good man in an increasingly bad world. He’s a Catholic priest at the heart of a parish in the North West.

The community has its fair share of social problems, from deprivation to addiction.

Father Michael is suffering too. Bad memories from his past haunt him as he says Mass. His first line in this six-part drama is: ‘Please God, not this time.’

As he battles his own demons, Father Michael is also trying to heal his broken flock, played by a stellar cast.

 In the first episode, Christina (Anna Friel), a single mother of three, goes to desperate lengths to get enough money to feed her children and pay for her daughter’s Communion dress. When she confesses her crime to Michael, he doesn’t judge her – ‘I’m not the Virgin Mary’s biggest fan,’ he admits – but tries to save her from the serious consequences.

The series also tells the moving story of Helen (Muna Otaru) and her mentally ill son Vernon (Jerome Holder). And there’s gambling addict Roz Demichelis (Paula Malcomson who was in Ray Donovan). Created by Jimmy McGovern– who wrote Brookside, Cracker, Hillsborough and last year’s Reg – it’s about the realities of ordinary life and a community torn apart by poverty.

‘It doesn’t pull its punches and it’s not for everybody, but if you stay with it then it is uplifting,’ says Jimmy. ‘It’s about a man who believes he has not lived a worthwhile life and yet who learns he has. It’s about reconciliation, redemption and hope.’
Broken is on Tue 9pm BBC1
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/sean-bean-plays-catholic-priest-10456094






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 21, 2017, 05:08:33 AM
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#SeanBean   plays Father Michael, a maverick priest presiding over his tight-knit Northern parish, in our BBC drama #Broken. On air 23/5/17
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2 days to go until #Broken #BBCOne
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/866375048164200448




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Tuesday 23 May
Broken
BBC One, 9.00pm

Jimmy McGovern’s latest six-part drama is a howl of frustration on behalf of those families – plenty of them hard-working – who find themselves in desperate cycles of debt. “I don’t know anyone who isn’t skint,” says single mother Christina (Anna Friel). The focal points of the drama are Christina and Sean Bean’s gentle yet troubled Father Michael Kerrigan: two people trying their best in near-impossible circumstances. Their paths cross when Christina’s attendance at Father Michael’s church for her daughter’s Holy Communion leads indirectly to getting sacked from her job at the local betting shop.

When her life begins to spiral out of control, she turns to the priest for help. Broken is an unsentimental appraisal of working-class culture and community in the North – celebrating its importance and recognising its limitations in a society where the state’s safety net is fraying badly. In Friel and Bean, it has two actors in rewarding new chapters in their careers, while McGovern is at something close to his best, making his points without hammering you over the head, and leavening the growing tragedy with well-judged humour. Broken is also, sadly, a drama for our times.
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/tv-guide-tv-tonight/



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 22, 2017, 04:16:09 AM
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1 day to go until #Broken #BBCOne
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/866582417225777152


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@BBCLancashire talking to former Bpl-based Fr Denis Blackledge on helping Sean Bean in BBC Broken. #compassion #brokenness #jimmymcgovern
https://twitter.com/jacquimorley/status/866586312568078336

Talking about Sean and Broken from 53.04 min    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052hkj8



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 23, 2017, 12:05:53 AM
BBC replaces new Sean Bean drama Broken with Planet Earth repeat following Manchester terror attack
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5337.msg115942#new

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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/867023296461774849

Series 1-Episode 1

Today 9pm - 10pm BBC One

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Sean Bean plays against type beautifully as Father Michael Kerrigan, a sad, softly spoken Catholic priest haunted by flashbacks to his childhood. Bean is known for action roles, but here is all gentleness and compassion as a man who, for instance, knows the strain a first communion service and its outfits can put on parishioners: “People are taking on years of debt for a ceremony lasting less than an hour,” he sighs.

One of those people is Christina Fitzsimmons (Anna Friel), the other focus of the drama, a skint single mother who is losing her bearings. In a terrific scene she is late for her job at a betting shop and ends up having a full-on fist-fight with her female boss – while a gambler ignores them and plugs away at his fruit machine.

It’s the start of a desperate spiral for Christina, all deftly drawn by the best writer around for this kind of thing – Jimmy McGovern.

Summary

New series. Father Michael Kerrigan advises a hard-up parishioner struggling to feed her family while, with his mother dying, he begins to experience worrying flashbacks of his traumatic childhood. Jimmy McGovern drama, starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel. 
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fpy8m8/broken--series-1-episode-1


http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2692712/127918782/broken


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Series 1 Episode 1 of 6
Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan presides over a large parish on the outskirts of a major city in northern England, a well-respected figure throughout the local community.

Father Michael reaches out to a troubled parishioner, a single mother-of-three, who is badly struggling for money after a series of unfortunate events - but she rejects his attempts to help. The woman's mother then dies suddenly.

Father Michael has to cope with his own frail mother, living 60 miles away, and as he deals with the effects of his own harsh, working-class upbringing and reflects on the conflicts within society at large, he questions how much of an impact he can really have on the ever-evolving spiritual landscape of modern-day Britain.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08s323v
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08s7nyz


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Sean Bean stars as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, in Jimmy McGovern’s new landmark six-part drama.

Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael is a man who must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a community struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the realities of daily life in contemporary Britain.

After mass, Father Michael meets Christina Fitzsimmons (Anna Friel), a mother of three who works at the local betting shop, and is saving money for her daughter's First Communion. But when her attendance in Church sparks an unfortunate chain of events, she is left with no way to feed her children and keep a roof over their heads. Pushed to the edge when tragedy strikes, Christina makes a desperate plan to alleviate her situation. Will she go through with it, or can Father Michael - suspicious that all may not be as it seems - offer the family a lifeline?

Elsewhere, Father Michael visits his mother and brothers, sparking memories of his childhood, and revealing that he is a man with secret struggles of his own.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/21/broken


http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken/


Jimmy McGovern on Catholicism, his new drama Broken and missing out on Anna Friel first time around
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  Friel is very good, as always. But Bean’s performance, understated, occasionally baffled, profoundly caring, is revelatory. “People know Sean’s a good actor,” says McGovern. “But I know he’s a great actor.”

Did he have Bean in mind when he wrote it? “I wanted Sean all along, but I didn’t believe we would get him. It would have been much more straightforward if we hadn’t, because then each episode would be story of the week, with the parish as a sort of precinct, and the priest in the middle of that precinct. When we got Sean Bean, we then had to do a lot more of the development of Father Kerrigan. It became tougher, but much more rewarding to write.”
 
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-23/jimmy-mcgovern-on-catholicism-his-new-drama-broken-and-missing-out-on-anna-friel-first-time-around


Meet the cast of Broken
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Father Michael is the local parish priest who's trying to find a place for the church in the modern world, help his parishioners, and battle the demons of his past - all at the same time

From Sharpe to Game of Thrones’ Eddard Stark, James Bond’s Alec Trevelyan to Lord of The Rings' Boromir, Sean Bean's back catalogue of roles (and screen deaths) is rather extensive. Most recently he's been managing to stay alive on screen though, in The Frankenstein Chronicles on ITV Encore. And he has previously worked with McGovern, playing teacher Tracie Tremarco in BBC drama Accused.

Bean shares the role of Michael with Brief Encounters star Fin Campbell (who plays Michael when he's 10) and Sam Rintoul (who plays the teenage Michael).
 
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-23/meet-the-cast-of-broken



‘Sean Bean as a priest left me in floods of tears’

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It takes a great leap of faith for a priest to stand in the wings watching a former Bond villain celebrating Mass and believe it. But after coaching actor Sean Bean in his latest starring part in the BBC drama Broken, Fr Denis Blackledge admits it was so real it reduced him to tears.

 Renowned for his all-
action roles in cinema and TV – more than 20 of his screen characters have come to a grisly end - hard man Bean was hardly a shoe-in for the part of Fr Michael Kerrigan. Yet Fr Denis, who as 
Broken’s religious consultant was his mentor throughout filming, confessed the 
Yorkshireman turned out just perfect for the part. “I watched him grow into the role,” said the one-time priest at St Wilfrid’s in Preston. “Sean will cope with anything as long as it is instructed.”

http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/whats-on/arts/sean-bean-as-a-priest-left-me-in-floods-of-tears-1-8557132?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Broken - an interview with Jimmy McGovern
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/writersroom/entries/d8f8dfc4-9d90-4234-a9d4-961335151ed7





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 25, 2017, 12:15:57 AM
What is the Broken theme tune?

There's a very well known song playing over those opening credits - but what is it?
 
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Jimmy McGovern’s Broken is a thought-provoking and often haunting tale of a Catholic priest and the people in his Northern community, but the show’s theme tune makes almost as much of an impact as the story.

But what is the Broken theme tune? And who’s singing it?

Well, the show’s opening theme is a Randy Newman song by the name of I Think It’s Going to Rain Today. Numerous artists, from Joe Cocker to UB40, Katie Melua to David Grey, Norah Jones to Bette Midler and even Tom Odell, have covered it countless times throughout the years.
The version we hear in Broken is performed by Nina Simone.


What’s the song that plays over the closing titles in Broken?

It turns out the show’s theme tune isn’t the only track worth listening to. As the episode ends and the titles begin to roll a new composition written especially for the series begins to play.

The song is called Broken, and it’s written and performed by none other than The Kinks’ Ray Davies.
 
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-23/what-is-the-broken-theme-tune


Nina Simone - I Think it's going to rain today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSYgoC_Dgw4

BROKEN RAY DAVIES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1spuGm3J5Hg



The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic...
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At a screening of the first episode of Broken, we were given a stern warning against revealing too much of a heartbreaking plot, but suffice to say Bean’s pitch-perfect Fr Michael has his own demons as, every day without fail, he emerges from his lonely presbytery, craggy-faced and badly shaven, to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the poor, the disenfranchised and the plain desperate among his dwindling congregation, people who have only him to rely on.

Kerrigan is, McGovern emphasises, for the avoidance of doubt, “a smashing priest”. But doubt is woven into every detail of the episode I watched. Vocation is, the writer agrees, not for wimps. “There is the sheer muscularity required to function as a priest in a poor parish versus all the ethereal, abstract stuff, the bells and the smells.”

The moment that brought tears to my eyes was when Fr Michael, ushered into a room of unspeakable family tragedy, insists on lighting a candle to symbolise Christ’s presence in this scene of desolation. Does he cry, I wonder, as he writes in his shed? “You can’t expect an actor to cry unless you cry when you write the words,” he answers. “Words are the rungs up an emotional ladder.”
 
http://www.godgossip.org/article/the-tablet-interview-once-a-catholic





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 26, 2017, 05:37:17 AM
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*New on our blog* Jimmy McGovern on his new drama #Broken for @BBCOne starring Sean Bean, including video interview http://bbc.in/2rP1HCF 
https://twitter.com/bbcwritersroom/status/868047925414420480

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/writersroom/entries/d8f8dfc4-9d90-4234-a9d4-961335151ed7
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 28, 2017, 08:19:02 AM
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Only two days to go until the first episode of #Broken - 9pm on Tuesday 30 May #BBCOne
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on May 28, 2017, 06:05:37 PM
WONDERFUL PICTURE OF SEAN !!! LOVE THAT SQUARE JAW !!! Thank you Patch !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 29, 2017, 10:16:36 AM


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  Don’t miss #Broken, tomorrow on #BBCOne at 9pm
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/869260058261147648


RAY DAVIES –‘BROKEN’ – OUT NOW

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Our Artist of the Month Ray Davies has recorded a new single for the BBC.

‘Broken’ was written and recorded exclusively for the hotly anticipated new BBC One drama of the same name, starring Sean Bean as Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan.

The track is every bit the classic recording you’d expect from the legendary Ray Davies, and an outstanding, surprise addition to his remarkable catalogue.

Order here.
Broken’ was written by Jimmy McGovern and also stars Anna Friel and Adrian Dunbar. It airs weekly from Tuesday 30th May, with the concluding part going out on Tuesday 4th July.
https://www.wearesonylegacy.com/news/ray-davies-broken-now

http://smarturl.it/RayDavies_Broken_rt





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 30, 2017, 12:40:15 AM
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Sean Bean is counsellor, confidante and confessor in our brand new drama #Broken. Starts tonight. 9pm. #BBCOne #BTS #BehindTheScenes #SeanBean #PureDrama
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'I'm just skint father' - Broken: Episode 1 Preview - BBC One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twKrBiKwr9k

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Today  21:00 BBC One   Episode 1 

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Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan presides over a large parish on the outskirts of a major city in northern England, a well-respected figure throughout the local community.

Father Michael reaches out to a troubled parishioner, a single mother-of-three, who is badly struggling for money after a series of unfortunate events - but she rejects his attempts to help. The woman's mother then dies suddenly.

Father Michael has to cope with his own frail mother, living 60 miles away, and as he deals with the effects of his own harsh, working-class upbringing and reflects on the conflicts within society at large, he questions how much of an impact he can really have on the ever-evolving spiritual landscape of modern-day Britain.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08s323v



http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/22/broken

http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2692712/127973100/broken

http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/fpy8m6/broken/

http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken/



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Broken
9pm, BBC1

This new Jimmy McGovern drama (held over from last week) promises to be an essential exploration of desperate lives on the British breadline. In tonight’s opener, spiky but beleaguered Christina Fitzsimmons (Anna Friel) reaches the end of her financial and emotional tether. Sean Bean’s sad-eyed cleric Father Michael Kerrigan tries to help but finds a woman unable to accept assistance. The performances are superb, the writing exemplary, the sense of looming catastrophe unavoidable.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/may/30/tuesdays-best-tv-broken-grayson-perry-what-britain-wants





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on May 30, 2017, 11:51:36 PM
The first episode is EXCELLENT.

I was in tears at the end and I don't cry all that easily at TV or films.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 31, 2017, 01:03:05 AM
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Next week in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: A desperate gambler and a mentally-ill youth present dilemmas for Father Michael #SeanBean @BBCOne
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/869659699926507520
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: jsbritts on May 31, 2017, 07:37:27 AM
I am so sad that I am not allowed to stream or download this on the BBC's website because of course, I am in the US. Meehhhhh :'-(
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Layla on May 31, 2017, 03:08:42 PM
So I'm watching this hard hitting drama but I'm thinking Sean still looks hot as a priest...haha.....Seriously though, great performance. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on May 31, 2017, 03:47:46 PM
 Haha, yes, it felt slightly awkward having naughty thoughts about a priest, but ...  :snoopy: ... I don't feel that bad.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 01, 2017, 12:16:53 AM
#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/870274491858825216



The friel deal Where is Broken filmed and can you visit the BBC drama filming locations? All you need to know
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Many of the streets and filming locations will be recognisable to the public and can by easily accessed by fans of the show.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3699745/broken-filming-location-liverpool-visit/



Broken on UPC Austria On Demand.

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From now on there is the new series 'Broken' with Sean Bean at UPC On Demand every week, as usual after the UK broadcast.  Here you get the first information about the new series.

 As always with the "hot" series UPC On Demand series fans, Broken 'can enjoy spoiler-free immediately after the initial broadcast.  The new episodes are available every Thursday at 0:00 am in the TV series.
 
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https://blog.upc.at/entertainment/broken-neue-hot-from-the-uk-serie/?CMP=soa_gener-mar-0001826_faceboo-4373


"Broken" Hot From the UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhiAOom0pwE


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#HotFromUK: Seit heute Nacht ist die vielversprechende Serie  #Broken mit @SeanBeanOnline auf #OnDemand verfügbar:
https://twitter.com/UPC_Austria/status/870242335950372864








Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 02, 2017, 08:48:30 AM
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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/870715650443943936


Broken on Amazon Video

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Episode-1/dp/B071ZLS8W1/ref=sr_1_4?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1496410701&sr=1-4&keywords=broken

https://www.amazon.de/Episode-1/dp/B071W5YM9D/ref=sr_1_2?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1496410835&sr=1-2&keywords=broken



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 03, 2017, 10:53:05 AM
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  Yes, he's still alive... don't miss #SeanBean as Father Michael, in episode 2 of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/871023176737710081


Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 04, 2017, 06:46:08 AM
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Catch up with Colin McKeown and Jimmy McGovern talking about #Broken on BBC Radio Merseyside "Daybreak" this morning
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/871302127712337920

Talking about Sean and Broken starting at about 01.09.21 min

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053qtx4



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Take a look at the official @BBCOne trailer for the second episode of #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken. On air 06.06.17
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/871313582939557888


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Artwork we did for #BBC #drama #Broken with #SeanBean and #AnnaFriel appearing in tomorrows @ST_Culture magazine #Television #stainedglass
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https://twitter.com/MarthasDarkroom/status/871180798048817156



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 05, 2017, 07:50:55 AM
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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/871727566800867328



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Our drama #Broken is currently number 2 on the @BBCiPlayer popularity rankings. Catch up if you missed episode 1 : http://bbc.in/2sd3BOI
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/871710200318709761


Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 06, 2017, 12:13:37 AM
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Set your reminders for #Broken on #BBCOne - tonight at 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/872150604847734784



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TONIGHT in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken:  A desperate gambler and a mentally-ill youth present dilemmas for Father Michael #SeanBean @BBCOne 9pm
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/872065546199724032


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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/871808601723207681


Episode 2 Today 21:00

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08sxpg8


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/23/broken



Series 1 - Episode 2  Today 9pm - 10pm  BBC One
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While our hero, parish priest Father Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean) agonises over things, his confessor and confidante Father Peter (Adrian Dunbar) wears his faith lightly. “Are you still off the sugar?” Michael asks as they sit down for a difficult conversation over a cup of tea. “Yeah, four days now,” Peter replies breezily. “Puts the Crucifixion into perspective, doesn’t it?”

Jimmy McGovern is good at dropping in these comic touches. A woman visits Michael for her first confession in years, and has to summarise her sins, explaining, “If this was Match of the Day, that’s the stuff you’d see.” But she goes on to lay a huge burden on Michael, and Bean is superb at conveying how hard it is to carry the hopes of those in need. He’s an incredible priest, a craggy spiritual superhero, but he has his limits, and his own crown of thorns.

Through quiet, intense scenes, McGovern charts how the drama’s title applies to many of his characters. It’s piercing, grown-up stuff and, although one violent scene might strain credibility, impossible to look away.

 Summary

As the repercussions of Christina's actions start to hit home, Father Michael makes a discovery and must act fast to help her justify what happened to the authorities and her sister, Mariella. Meanwhile, new parishioner Roz attends confession to share a huge secret, prompting the priest to share a dark confession of his own in an attempt to dissuade her from the desperate course of action she has planned. The two share a connection, but is it wise for Father Michael to confide his own secrets to someone struggling to deal with their own? 
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fqbtnh/broken--series-1-episode-2/


http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2697982/128174239/broken


http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken/



Ahead of the broadcast of it’s second episode, Chris Burgess unlocks legendary Liverpool writer Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC series Broken, starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel. 
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Colin McKeown, McGovern’s long-time collaborator and producer of Broken, believes it is the best work the writer has ever done. He also says it is the best work he has ever produced and the probably best performance that Sean Bean has ever given.
https://planetslop.co.uk/tv-film/jimmy-mcgoverns-broken-well-timed-pertinent-tv-show-modern-britain/




 LA Productions’s Videos     https://vimeo.com/channels/brokenextra

BROKEN_STORY_BEHIND_THE_MUSIC_THECOMPOSER
https://vimeo.com/220438951

ANNA_FRIEL_ON_JIMMY
https://vimeo.com/220449069

BROKEN_ADRIAN_DUNBAR_ON_JIMMY
https://vimeo.com/220448879

BROKEN_JIMMYMcGOVERN_ON_WRITING
https://vimeo.com/220439105

Broken Featurette - Jimmy McGovern’s Writing
https://vimeo.com/218970998




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on June 06, 2017, 05:35:12 PM
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Colin McKeown, McGovern’s long-time collaborator and producer of Broken, believes it is the best work the writer has ever done. He also says it is the best work he has ever produced and the probably best performance that Sean Bean has ever given.

Sean has turned in some great performances over the years. I was trying to decide what I think is his best and couldn't, but yeah, Fr Michael might end up being the best. Powerful.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on June 06, 2017, 07:07:31 PM

Talking about Sean and Broken starting at about 01.09.21 min
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053qtx4

Transcription of bits that I found interesting:

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Q: Are you thinking about the cast when you write it, Jim?

JM: That was funny 'cause we had a wish list of Sean Bean and I think we went down to London three times to try and get him and he always found a reason to say no, or he never actually said no but he was never fully persuaded you know and uh I think his main concern was the confessional, em he thought the priest in the confessional's too passive for him and uh we pointed out that priests are not passive . . . and to be fair to Sean the best scenes he does in this drama series are in that confessional box... he was the number one choice but I thought we'd never get him...

Having just watched episode 2, I agree, Sean is superb in the confession scene in that.

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CM: ... and he went through every detail of the Mass with Br Vance and he started to really familiarise himself and I could tell, hang on a minute, a switch has gone on here. That nice guy you think who follows Sheffield United and is very slow and sorta nice, he's got this laser-like concentration....
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 07, 2017, 12:17:56 AM
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#BehindTheMusic: The fantastic Ray Davies composed our title track for the #BBCOne series #Broken - listen here: 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/872419117998931968


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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/872408553943736320

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Watch episode 3 of #Broken on #BBCOne - next Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/872199678749806596

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Next week in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael helps PC Powell in the aftermath of Vernon's death @BBCOne  http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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#Broken kept audience, with higher share, drawing 3.1m/15.6%. High proportion of viewers aged 45+ @LAProductionsUK http://www.overnights.tv 
https://twitter.com/overnightstv/status/872383474820403201







Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 08, 2017, 05:25:50 AM
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Don't miss #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm. Episode 3 co-written by @Nick_Leather. Ft. @MarkStanley12 & @munaotaru  http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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Ever wanted to hear #SeanBean singing? Catch up on Episode 2 of #Broken, on @BBCiPlayer here: http://bbc.in/2sCYRlu
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Ahead of Patrick Hall's talk at @mediaprodshow, some insight into the post work on @LAProductionsUK's #Broken http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/techfacils/broken/5118853.article …
https://twitter.com/Broadcast_TECH/status/872757384887885824


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Post-production on Jimmy McGovern’s drama about a Catholic priest in a Northern urban parish.
Patrick Hall will be discussing Broken at the Media Production Show next week (13 June, 1pm). 
http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/techfacils/broken/5118853.article


Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 09, 2017, 01:50:34 AM
Journey from Brookside to Broken
Richard Purden talks to writer Jimmy Govern about his inspiration for major new TV drama
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JIMMY McGovern suggests there is one ‘surefire hit’ in every Catholic drama and that is First Holy Communion. “What other Faith gives you that?” he said. “Everyone is converging on the church for Mass and all those beautiful children are in Communion dress. We have Sean Bean as the priest giving Communion with a bit of opera in the background. You just can’t fail with a scene like that.”
http://www.sconews.co.uk/feature/53275/journey-from-brookside-to-broken/


Broken Episode 2 Communion Song
https://vimeo.com/220820515

https://vimeo.com/channels/brokenextra





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on June 09, 2017, 06:28:15 PM

Broken Episode 2 Communion Song
https://vimeo.com/220820515


This is a wonderful scene. I love Fr Michael's reaction when he notices the fairy lights on the dress.  :giggles:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 11, 2017, 03:10:23 AM
'Broken' Season 1 Spoilers: Will the Truth Behind Vernon's Shooting Be Exposed, or Will Powell Be Pressured Into a Lie in Episode 3?
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"Broken" is BBC's new religious drama set to run for six episodes. But only two episodes in and it has already presented the resident priest, Father Michael (Sean Bean), with more challenges than he could've imagined he'd deal with in his small parish in Northern England.

And yet, said challenges have only worked to make him more determined — though also a bit more broken inside — to provide his parishioners with the spiritual support and counsel they might need at any given time.

The upcoming third episode will be finding the community still reeling from the shock of the previous episode's event. According to the official synopsis for the episode, Father Michael will be providing much needed counsel to police officer Powell (Mark Stanley), who is being pressured into supporting his colleagues' questionable version of just how the unfortunate shooting of Helen's (Muna Otaru) mentally challenged son, Vernon (Jerome Holder), went down.

He was there to witness everything as he held on to Helen to keep the desperate mother away from the bipolar Vernon, whose behavior has, by then, become erratic and potentially harmful to himself as well as to others. When Vernon started to brandish the knife in his hand, a police officer shot him without a second's thought.

The incident came as a shock for both the people in the scene as well as the viewers, who felt it was too soon to be depicting such violence on TV in light of the terror strike in London Bridge that killed seven people. Other viewers, however, praised the series for its brave depiction of the day to day struggles that people normally face, as well as its thought-provoking handling of the more serious issues like benefit fraud and suicide.

How will Powell handle the pressure from his colleagues in the next episode? Will he be forced to back their story up or will he instead muster up the courage to share what really happened?

"Broken" season 1 episode 3 airs on Tuesday, June 13, at 9 p.m. BST on BBC One. Viewers who have been triggered by issues featured in the show are advised to seek out information and support from organizations that can help.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/broken-season-1-episode-3-spoilers-will-the-truth-behind-vernons-shooting-be-exposed-or-will-powell-be-pressured-into-a-lie-187017/






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 12, 2017, 10:23:36 AM
Broken: Episode 3 Trailer - BBC One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVgAhQvaERg

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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on June 12, 2017, 05:39:59 PM
Just watched episode one. What an AMAZING SHOW !!! I can see why it's called BROKEN.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 13, 2017, 12:08:07 AM
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Don't miss Episode 3 of our #BBCOne drama #Broken, TONIGHT at 9pm:
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/874557207018299392


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Head of Post at LA Productions, Patrick Hall, will be talking post-production of our #BBCOne drama #Broken at #MSP2017, 1pm today! @patchdst
 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/874548291303866368




Today 21:00 BBC One   Episode 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vh1xd


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As the events of the night send shockwaves through the community, Father Michael (Sean Bean) must process his own guilt. Seeing Helen’s (Muna Otaru) humility and dignity in the face of overwhelming pain, he turns to Father Peter (Adrian Dunbar) for advice.

Elsewhere, PC Andrew Powell (Mark Stanley) is pressured by PC Dawn Morris (Aisling Loftus) and their fellow officers to back up their account of the night before - despite it going against everything he stands for.

During confession, Father Michael urges Andrew to tell the truth, even though he risks ostracism and, worse, his job. Finding himself increasingly isolated Andrew must decide if truth is more important than loyalty - as he makes a decision that will affect his future, his family and his faith.

Meanwhile Roz (Paula Malcomson) remains determined to go through with her plan, in the face of everything Father Michael does to dissuade her. And with his flashbacks worsening, Father Michael tracks down a figure from his past.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/24/broken



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It’s not an easy drama to watch, this. Jimmy McGovern’s wide-ranging story of a priest (Sean Bean) and his troubled parishioners heads in surprising directions and never gives us a comfortable ride.

Last week’s awful incident involving the teenager Vernon Oyenusi (Jerome Holder) continues to reverberate. If you found it hard to believe the way that crisis unfolded I wouldn’t blame you, but give the drama credit for the way it now shows the anxious interplay of the police officers involved as they try to work out what went wrong.

It’s strong stuff, but there’s worse to come, as Father Michael confronts the teacher who abused him as a schoolboy.

Summary

As events of the night send shockwaves through the community, Father Michael must process his own guilt. Seeing Helen's humility and dignity in the face of overwhelming pain, he turns to Father Peter for advice. Elsewhere, PC Andrew Powell is pressured by PC Dawn Morris and their fellow officers to back up their account of the night before - even though it goes against everything he stands for, and Roz remains determined to go through with her plan, despite Father Michael trying to dissuade her. 
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fqx225/broken--series-1-episode-3/




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the horrifying events of last week, Father Michael is struggling to cope with the guilt he feels at not answering Helen’s phone call.

He’s not the only one dealing with the terrible repercussions: caring cop and doting dad Andrew Powell (an excellent Mark Stanley) has an unenviable dilemma as the police conduct an internal investigation into what happened.

While Father Michael urges him to tell the truth, his colleagues pressure him to support them, but what will angst-ridden Andrew decide to do?

Meanwhile Sean Bean continues to be on stunning form and Father Michael’s steelier side emerges as the priest makes a powerful but controversial sermon, before confronting his past in devastating fashion.
 
http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/events/broken-june-13/



http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2703711/128381336/broken

http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken/






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on June 13, 2017, 01:49:00 AM
Too many misfortunes for one small parish. I hope, McGovern will give them at least a series of respite, and not immediately rain will upon Liverpool brimstone and fire out of heaven. (http://s17.rimg.info/68599210e5bfac9b25b6f0e1b7e6e284.gif) (http://smiles.33bru.com/smile.133476.html)

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 13, 2017, 05:48:24 AM
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Head of Post at LA Productions, Patrick Hall, will be talking post-production of our #BBCOne drama #Broken at #MSP2017, 1pm today! @patchdst
 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/874548291303866368


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  Showing an exclusive clip from tonight's episode of @LAProductionsUK #broken at #MPS2017 today as well as some great stills from the edit!
https://twitter.com/patchdst/status/874572378105425920


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🙏BROKEN🙏 continues tonight at 9pm on @BBCOne starring #SeanBean. Missed last weeks ep? Catch up now on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08sxpg8/broken-series-1-episode-2 …
 
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https://twitter.com/ITG_Actors/status/874668551264768000





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on June 13, 2017, 11:07:52 PM
Stunning third series.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 14, 2017, 12:02:37 AM
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Next week in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael risks breaking the seal of confession to help Roz Demichelis @BBCOne 9pm #SeanBean
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/874733138420932613


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#BROKEN another stunning episode. Great TV-Top work @MarkStanley12 @munaotaru #SeanBean #JimmyMcgovern - Kerrigan family back next week 😎
https://twitter.com/mcclellanddave/status/874735010846257152



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on June 14, 2017, 04:30:17 AM
Journey from Brookside to Broken
Richard Purden talks to writer Jimmy Govern about his inspiration for major new TV drama

http://www.sconews.co.uk/feature/53275/journey-from-brookside-to-broken/


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So what drew Mr McGovern back to the story? “It has come about because all I know in Liverpool are good priests,” he said. “I can remember when my dad died, and as you can imagine my mam was torn apart with grief and pain. There was this priest called Fitz, who we called the character in Cracker after.

I've been so taken by McGovern's writing for Broken that I've been watching Cracker. It is worth a watch.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 14, 2017, 07:23:54 AM
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We've had callers to our support line today saying they were prompted by last night's episode of #Broken on @BBCOne. Call us 0808 801 0331
https://twitter.com/NAPAC/status/874964620334817280

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 15, 2017, 07:43:10 AM
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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/875327039938711552


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#BROKEN Kerrigan family return next week. Great to be in @RadioTimes again @LAProductionsUK #SeanBean @SteveGarti @vanessafhearl
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https://twitter.com/mcclellanddave/status/875330680795877376

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 16, 2017, 12:29:29 AM
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#SeanBean is back on your screens on Tuesday 9pm, #BBCOne http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/875682127626608641


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Don't miss the next episode of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken 
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Corpus Christi – discovering the power of the mass through TV’s #Broken
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I’m really enjoying new BBC drama Broken, starring Sean Bean as a Jesuit priest (it’s on the iPlayer if you need to catch up). It’s very similar to the film I, Daniel Blake in that it is an honest portrayal of life in modern Britain – but in this case seen through the ministry of a priest. It’s not easy to watch at all but it is real.

Today is the feast of Corpus Christi – a celebration of the gift of Holy Communion. This week’s episode explored issues of truth and lies, guilt and forgiveness. A policeman struggles to do the right thing and in the end chooses to lie (and tells the priest why he’s chosen to lie) but then goes to mass. I thought this short clip here revealed something of the mysterious power of Holy Communion, Corpus Christi:
 
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 17, 2017, 09:49:37 AM
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#Broken #JimmyMcGovern parle des gens comme personne. Avec une patience et une compassion qui donnent ŕ ses oeuvres une humanité unique 18h
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Robert Gillespie features in Jimmy McGovern’s Broken

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What fantastic drama it is too. The whole third episode of Jimmy McGovern’s latest series builds towards a dramatic showdown between Sean Bean and Robert.

Sean Bean plays Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest whose parish is a small town in northern England. Each of the six episodes follows Kerrigan’s attempts to serve members of his flock with very disparate difficulties. Only Kerrigan has problems of his own, and in the third episode he is haunted by his past, and the sexual abuse he suffered at school at the hands of one of his teachers – Father Matthew.

In this incredibly powerful drama, Robert plays Father Matthew in the present day. When Kerrigan confronts him, the first thing Father Matthew is worried about is whether or not Kerrigan is wearing a wire, and he gets Kerrigan to swear an oath that he isn’t. It’s the survival instinct of a lifelong abuser. As the scene unfolds it becomes ever more chilling. Sean Bean gives a terrific performance as Kerrigan unravels, overwhelmed with conflicting emotions as he looks for closure by his confrontation with Father Matthew.

 This is Robert as we’ve rarely seen him. He’s played villainous before many times, but even his malevolent characters usually have a touch of humanity about them. Not so Father Matthew. It’s the sheer coldness of the performance that’s chilling to watch; the indifference to the suffering he inflicted on Kerrigan as a boy, the callous dismissal of his pain, the concern only with whether or not he will be found out (and his ice-cream will melt). The moment that gave us a shiver is the casual wave that Robert gives as Father Matthew wanders back into his house leaving the distressed Kerrigan on his drive….
http://www.janenightwork.com/robert-gillespie-features-jimmy-mcgoverns-broken/#.WUVVrGgrLIU




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 18, 2017, 12:37:21 PM
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Tune in to episode 4 of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm.
Co-written by @KaneKanecolette. Ft. @LlaurenLyle @munaotaru @RochendaSandall
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 19, 2017, 08:45:11 AM
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He's not been killed off so far... don't miss #SeanBean as Father Michael in #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
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Blackmagic Design has today announced that picture post on BBC One drama “Broken,” including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.

The references for “Broken” were pretty bold from the start, according to Hall. “The director and DoP drew inspiration from American reportage photography in the 1960s and 70s, guys like William Eggleston and Steven Shore,” he begins. “These photographers spent a lot of time exploring communities in the deep South of America, communities that had very little money, but who had very strong beliefs. It was a fascinating mirror of the characters in Broken, and the story we wanted to tell.”

The starting point for the entire grade was a series of five look up tables (LUTs) which allowed Hall and his team to emulate the different styles reflected in the various photographic references.

“As with any drama series, one of our greatest challenges was consistency. The emulation LUTs alongside Resolve’s ColorTrace proved particularly useful when it came to delivering multiple versions for international distribution. Copying grades across took seconds, rendering a complicated, time-consuming process relatively straight forward.”

VFX for the prime time drama was composited and rendered using Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.

We had around 90 VFX shots across the series and then many more flares and OFX plugins which we introduced directly through Resolve,” reflects Hall. “In fact, we even relied on Fusion Connect during the offline assembly edit which afforded us the ability to send VFX shots into Fusion during the offline process as a rough cut. That was incredibly useful once we came to the conform as we were able to simply tweak those early Fusion files based on the online material.”

LA Productions carried out a range of VFX work including the generation of 3D rain particles and sky replacements. “Our production crew shot all of the train footage used on the series in one go. That presented continuity issues when using it across the series. It was our job to make it fit,” Hall explains. “In several instances we needed to add rain to the train window. We did that using Fusion’s particle generator and then applied motion blur to soften those effects and match with the original footage.
 
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/thewire/post-production-broken-completed-davinci-resolve-studio-and-fusion-studio/166604
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 20, 2017, 12:04:55 AM
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TONIGHT in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael risks breaking the seal of confession to help Roz Demichelis @BBCOne 9pm #
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/877138978541096961


Today  21:00  BBC One

Episode 4
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08w6cr0


Series 1 - Episode 4
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Jimmy McGovern’s highly charged, probing drama shifts its focus each week, bringing us a different troubled soul for Father Michael (Sean Bean) to help – or try to. This time the spotlight falls on Roz, the middle-aged mother of three who has confessed she plans to kill herself.

She is a woman who can cope with anything except the shame she knows is about to break over her head. Addicted to gambling machines in betting shops, she has embezzled huge sums from her boss.

The scene where he confronts her (she knew it was coming) is powerful and sadly plausible, like much else here. Watching Roz try to prepare her teenage kids for life without her – to cook and clean for themselves – is heartbreaking.

Summary

With time running out on her deception, Roz phones Father Michael from work, ahead of a devastating and public confrontation with her boss. Given a grace period of 24 hours before she must face the police, Roz uses the time to make vital preparations for her family, while Father Michael has a moment of clarity and makes a decision which goes against his vows - but might just save a life. Elsewhere, Helen leads the community in a vigil outside the police station, as PC Andrew Powell struggles to make peace with what he has done. 
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fq94vn/broken--series-1-episode-4/



http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2713709/128547381/broken



http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/25/broken





 
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on June 20, 2017, 11:06:40 AM
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Tune in to episode 4 of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm.
Co-written by @KaneKanecolette. Ft. @LlaurenLyle @munaotaru @RochendaSandall
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/876405644257054720

I'm really wondering what she wants him to do. Was Fr Michael naive enough to ask her if there was anything he could do for her?  I know what I'd say.
Yeah, yeah,  I'm a   :badgrl:.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 21, 2017, 12:18:40 AM
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Tune in to episode 4 of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm.
Co-written by @KaneKanecolette. Ft. @LlaurenLyle @munaotaru @RochendaSandall
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/876405644257054720

I'm really wondering what she wants him to do. Was Fr Michael naive enough to ask her if there was anything he could do for her?  I know what I'd say.
Yeah, yeah,  I'm a   :badgrl:.
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Next week in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael mediates as Helen's homophobic brother clashes with her neighbour @BBCOne  #SeanBean
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
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LA Productions Explains The Post Work Behind BBC Drama Broken
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Broken is a six-part TV drama series, created by screenwriter Jimmy McGovern that first broadcast on BBC One. In this special interview, Patrick Hall, Head of Post at Liverpool producer LA Productions explains the main post workflow

The series focuses on Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean), the priest of a community parish in suburban Northern England, who despite suffering from his own troubles stemming from a traumatic childhood, tries to guide a group of his most vulnerable parishioners through the trials and tribulations of everyday life.



What was it like to work with Sean Bean and Jimmy McGovern?

It was very inspirational. Jimmy actually first had the idea for the show many years ago, back in the 80s - initially as a 10-part drama with a catholic priest as the main character, with each episode being centered around one of the ten commandments.

He never got the permission to actually develop the idea though, especially as this was still relatively near the beginning of his career. Instead, he kept the idea of this catholic priest character quietly circling around in his mind and continued working on his other projects before finally coming back to this original idea, reworking it, and watching it finally become a reality today with Broken.

Sean was also incredible as the main character. He worked with the real priest who looks after the Liverpool based church where part of the show was filmed in, taking 14 weeks to learn what it was like to be a priest and how it really felt to help a community of people through the most difficult part of their lives.

Could you tell us more about the workflow involved at LA Productions in completing all the post production needed for the show?

There were six of us working on the post production of Broken, and as is always the case when it comes to TV shows, we had a pretty tight turnaround to contend with. We did everything from the full edit, conform, grade, and VFX all in-house at LA Productions.

It was all ProRes 4444, shot on the Panasonic VariCam, and all in 4K. For the BBC delivery we were still delivering 1920 by 1080 though, so we used Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve to do some real-time down conversions which was really impressive with the 4K footage.

Out of Resolve we then used the Fusion Connect plugin to easily select a section of the timeline and bring it into Fusion for all the VFX shots. We also used Mocha tracking as well and brought the tracking data into Fusion to do all the comps. Once we had picture lock we just sent the AFF straight to Resolve and put Resolve to the online files which were all 4K and everything relinked and we graded from there. The grade was completed for all the shots in Resolve and sent back as Avid files for playback and delivery after the Resolve online was complete.

We’re always trying to make things more efficient and increase the production values as much as possible.  What we’re capable of doing in house now even with the VFX is something we would have never imagined only just a few years ago. Even with the budget being considerably tighter we know we can deliver on time and on budget.

 What were your overall objectives in post production for how the show would look?

It’s interesting as the overall brief we received for the look of the show involved it being based around the work of these American street photographers from the 1960s and 70s like Steven Shaw. These street photographers were people who travelled around the states, especially in the impoverished, very religious areas of the south. These are communities that have very little money but a lot of faith, and that faith would always push them in one direction or the other - much like the characters of Broken.

These photographers would also always make very interesting use of color and framing to tell their stories and the film crew definitely used that as a major inspiration throughout the work on the show. The DoP was really good and gave us some lovely stuff to work with. The camera, for instance, would always linger on characters for longer than you would expect, which allowed the characters to have as much space to breath as possible and really brought a strong sense of emotional storytelling to Jimmy’s script.

When it came to grading, it was our job to try and match some of those photographers’ looks. The references were pretty bold so from the start I think we all knew that this was something that was going to have a very unique look and feel to it. Ultimately, we had about four or five film emulation looks to try to emulate that style directly from the reference pictures of the photography as a starting point, and built up the grade from there.

How did you handle all the flashback sequences involved on the show detailing the main character’s rather traumatic childhood, far before becoming a priest?

We definitely didn’t want these to be your typical black and white fare. We wanted them to be as vibrant and colourful as everything else on the show, and really not like obvious flashbacks at all.

Instead, we aimed to use the flashbacks to really transmit the idea that the ordinary can be extraordinary. Sean Bean’s character is remembering these things as though they have only just happened to him, they shouldn’t be a faded memory but a vivid one and therefore we wanted the colour palette used to be vivid too. There’s a slight sepia tone that gives it a feel that it’s old but we’re not talking years and years old, we did want to ensure it looked as though it had only happened fairly recently in his mind.

We also spent time making sure we gave all the various locations of the show their own look and feel based on the reference pictures. The church for example we purposefully made quite a lot warmer, to make it look like it was a sanctuary when compared to his real living quarters which are much more uncomfortable and dark in terms of look. The idea was to try to bring out interesting colors and maybe not the most obvious sort of colors, ones that would normally pass you by, the world around was very colorful and vibrant and diverse.

Were there any specific tools or techniques that you found particularly powerful throughout your work?

The tracking in combination with the ability to do masks, definitely. Because we were grading such a bold look, what we tried to do was at the end of our node tree bring a few of our original skin tones back in to make things look a bit more natural. We also did that with the highlights to do things like bring back detail from outside windows for a much richer image, which allowed us to truly control both the interior and the exterior and make the most of the footage we were getting back.

Another interesting technique involved the vintage Panavision lenses the show was shot in. They shot using these vintage Panavision lenses which were lovely and we got lots of really nice flares off them, but what we found was during the grade there were set ups where we wanted to add additional flares in. We actually did this completely within post in Resolve. Probably about half the flares across the series were actually made digitally in post within Resolve and we could match the right aperture and all that because we knew which lenses we’d used, which was really very powerful.

A big challenge was when we came to deliver the international versions, which are a different duration to the UK version of the show. We just reconformed it and used the Color Trace functionality to copy all the grades across in seconds which was insanely handy as a time saver for us and a real difficult process was rendered really straightforward.

Can you describe your VFX workflow on the show?

We did a mixture of things - we did a lot of sky replacements for things like to match the right time of day and ensure a degree of continuity between all the shots. The sky represents his internal sense of wellbeing as a main character as we go through the series so we ensured it did that too.

We also did a fair bit of cleaning up, so paint work putting patches in to cover things up. There was also some quite difficult stuff within a funeral scene in one of the episodes where there’s a funeral procession and one of the cars couldn’t drive straight behind the car in front like it was supposed to, we ended up using both Mocha and Fusion to remove the second car entirely using a clean bit of the plate and rotoscoped it back in line with the first car, that was quite a complicated shot.

We also generated some 3D rain for a train window our main character was riding in in one of the scenes - we used the particle generator within Fusion to generate those. This is also a bit of a spoiler, but in episode 1 one of the characters dies and we had lots of problems with the actress not being able to stay entirely still for these long takes. We had to paint her eyes closed and keep her chest from moving under the bed and things like that.
https://www.thebroadcastbridge.com/content/entry/8829/la-productions-explains-the-post-work-behind-bbc-drama-broken#.WUpb0Blw9DA.twitter







Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 24, 2017, 12:15:57 AM
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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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Tune in to episode 5 of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm. Co-written by Shaun Duggan. Ft. @munaotaru @DannySapani
and @NedDennehy
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 25, 2017, 03:20:36 AM
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How real is Sean Bean's @SeanBeanOnline priest in Broken @BBCOne ? Here's real Catholic priest Fr Paul Fox of #Rayleigh @BrentwoodRC
https://twitter.com/BBCEssex/status/878861288683778048

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on June 25, 2017, 05:12:56 AM
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LA Productions Explains The Post Work Behind BBC Drama Broken
Interesting article. Thank you.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on June 25, 2017, 05:21:42 AM
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Tune in to episode 5 of #Broken on #BBCOne
For Christ's sake, let there be less drama-drama and suffering, and can a little comedy?
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 26, 2017, 02:38:07 PM
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Don't miss episode 5 of #Broken on #BBCOne - tomorrow at 9pm. Co-written by Shaun Duggan. Ft. @munaotaru @DannySapani
and @NedDennehy
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/879404909602492416
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 27, 2017, 12:05:43 AM
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TONIGHT in #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael mediates as Helen's homophobic brother clashes with her neighbour @BBCOne 9pm #SeanBean
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/879685001620709377



Episode 5  Today  21:00  BBC One
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wzctf



Series 1 - Episode 5
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Fr Michael has faced several harsh dilemmas in this series. Playing him, Sean Bean is good at getting across the sense of a man on whom moral responsibility weighs like a sack of potatoes, his whole face sagging with the woes of the world.

Michael is an instinctively compassionate person, but that doesn’t help when he has to choose between two proud men who are both, to varying degrees, in the wrong.

In this episode, the uncle of dead teenager Vernon arrives from Trinidad, full of righteous religious conviction, and when gay neighbour Carl pays a call to leave flowers, the two of them clash. Ned Dennehy as Carl more or less hijacks the drama, which turns into a thoughtful meditation on tolerance – or the lack of it.

Summary

The arrival of Helen's brother Daniel immediately ruffles feathers when he gets into an argument with his sister's neighbour, Carl. Father Michael attempts to mediate, but when things escalate further, he's torn between doing what's right in the eyes of the law, and what he feels may resolve things between the two men without causing more upset to the grieving Helen. Elsewhere, Chloe Demichelis wants answers from the long suffering Michael. Drama, starring Sean Bean, Muna Otaru and Danny Sapani.   
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/frmyh4/broken--series-1-episode-5/


http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2721142/128735943/broken


http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/26/broken



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Racism and homophobia are introduced as themes tonight, which makes for another bleak slice of life in Michael’s (Sean Bean, left) parish.

Helen (Muna Otaru, centre) – the mother of the murdered teenager – gets a visit from her brother, but her joy is short-lived when he has a shocking confrontation with her gay neighbour, Carl.

It prompts a row between the pair and the police are called. And Michael is caught in the middle, although that means he’s faced with some difficult questions about the Catholic Church and its position on homosexuality.

Sean Bean is outstanding as the tormented priest, showing despair, understanding, patience, anger – and even a rare moment of elation when he goes bowling. Excellent too is Ned Dennehy as Carl, in a very sad tale indeed.
 
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3850388/whats-on-tv-tonight-shows-to-watch-on-tuesday-27-june-from-broken-to-the-hotel-inspector/



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Broken
9pm, BBC1

Jimmy McGovern’s state-of-the-nation drama interrogating faith and marginalised communities has been a timely, if gruelling, watch. With his parish still reeling from the killing of a black teenager by the police, Father Michael (Sean Bean) finds himself witness to a possibly homophobic attack. But there are vital moments of light amid the general darkness, whether it’s skinning up in a phone box or an unexpected Ban Ki-moon shoutout.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jun/27/tuesdays-best-tv-hokusai-broken


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Broken

BBC One, 9.00pm

Jimmy McGovern’s bleak, bruising and brilliant drama continues with Sean Bean’s Father Michael struggling with the demands of his job. Bean is magnificent as a man on the brink of breakdown, and tonight sees another masterclass as Michael sinks ever closer to despair. 
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/tv-guide-tv-tonight/



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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 28, 2017, 12:14:40 AM
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Next week's finale of #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael makes a devastating confession as his mother faces her final hours @BBCOne
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/879806576814678017


Broken finale: Sean Bean BBC drama set to feature ‘DEVASTATING’ confession
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IT HAS kept viewers glued to their seats since it started airing over a month ago, now with only one episode left, Broken fans are in for quite the finale.
http://todayusa.news/2017/06/28/broken-finale-sean-bean-bbc-drama-set-to-feature-devastating-confession/

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 29, 2017, 12:11:28 AM
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@LAProductionsUK #Broken thrilled to be at the read through and witness  master class of Drama unfold before me. Jimmy &Colin done it again
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https://twitter.com/PeteCityPrice/status/880257996516974593
https://twitter.com/PeteCityPrice/status/880255792888377344
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on June 29, 2017, 12:34:38 AM
He says read-through for episode 5, but Roz wasn't in e5. Maybe they did 2 or more episodes at a time?
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 29, 2017, 07:11:21 AM
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Tune in to the final episode of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm.
Ft. @Phil Davis6 @LlaurenLyle @munaotaru @vanessafhearl & @MarkStanley12
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/880396693816127488
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 30, 2017, 03:45:44 AM
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Ah Elaine #Broken heading stateside is a question for @LAProductionsUK & @BBC Fingerscrossed 😉
https://twitter.com/munaotaru/status/880708139728994305


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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/880743979633004553



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 01, 2017, 12:29:43 AM
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Have you been watching #Broken on @BBCiPlayer ? Well I interviewed the writer of it #JimmyMcGovern for #bbcsml watch it on Sunday. 
https://twitter.com/TherealNihal/status/879728840431607808



Tomorrow 10:00 BBC One

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Jimmy McGovern, writer of the gripping BBC drama Broken, explains why he wanted Sean Bean to play the troubled priest in the series.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08xk3tx


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0126f45



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#Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm http://laproductions.co.uk/series/broken
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 03, 2017, 08:55:58 AM
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Don't miss the final episode of #Broken on #BBCOne - Tuesday 9pm.
Ft. @Phil Davis6 @LlaurenLyle @munaotaru @vanessafhearl & @MarkStanley12
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https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/881866629675667456

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 04, 2017, 12:18:36 AM

Episode 6   Today 21:00 BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08xjkws


Series 1 - Episode 6
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Poor Father Michael is starting to live up to the title of Jimmy McGovern’s passion play of a drama. He’s cracking up under the weight of all we’ve watched him go through – and who can blame him?

There was the police shooting of Vernon; Roz’s suicide and its aftermath; the little local difficulty over Christina (Anna Friel) not reporting her mum’s death so she could claim her pension – which, looking back, now seems a fairly minor blip on his parish radar.

For the final chapter in Fr Michael’s story, McGovern is on top form. Those who have stuck with the series – and it hasn’t been easy – are rewarded with one of our best writers at his angriest and most moving.

As the inquest into Vernon’s death opens, McGovern shines a harsh light into the moral failings of his characters. And whether it’s the owner of a chain of bookies (Phil Davis makes a great cameo) or a venal copper, the script inhabits them and makes them feel awkwardly real. Still, for decent, kind Michael, it’s too much: he sighs, “I’m not a priest, I’m an impostor.”

Summary

Father Michael visits the Demichelis children who are struggling to cope, but his offer of help is initially rejected by Chloe, whose anger results in drastic action. To her surprise, she gains support from an unlikely quarter. The inquest into Vernon's death begins, with Father Michael, Helen, and the officers in question all summoned to give evidence. PC Andrew Powell has to make a tough call - support his colleagues or tell the truth? And will being under oath lead Father Michael to confess to more than he has before? Drama, starring Sean Bean. Last in the series. 
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fryb59/broken--series-1-episode-6/


http://www.tvguide.co.uk/detail/2727898/128921991/broken

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/27/broken

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Janice1066 on July 04, 2017, 12:36:00 AM
Thanks for the update. I can hardly wait to watch this last episode.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 04, 2017, 12:54:00 AM
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  TONIGHT's finale of #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken: Father Michael faces his own Judgment Day in the wake of Vernon's Inquest @BBCOne #SeanBean
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Thanks for the update. I can hardly wait to watch this last episode.

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Broken
9pm, BBC1

Themes of guilt, redemption and ethical responsibility dominate as ever with Jimmy McGovern in the last of this series, starring Sean Bean. Despite a tendency for all characters to speak in “McGovernese”, this is nonetheless an immensely satisfying conclusion. Tonight, Chloe takes drastic action against the betting shop, Michael delivers an excoriating sermon on their influence, and the inquest into Vernon’s death begins.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/04/tuesdays-best-tv-life-behind-bars-visiting-hour-broken-hospital



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Broken

BBC One, 9.00pm

Sean Bean has radiated tortured masculinity throughout Jimmy McGovern’s emotionally tangled drama centred on Catholic cleric Father Michael Kerrigan. Never more so than in tonight’s powerful conclusion as the inquest into Vernon’s death gets under way.
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/tv-guide-tv-tonight/


Broken season 2: Will Sean Bean return? Writer drops HUGE hint
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BROKEN has captured the hearts of the nation over the past five weeks with its compelling storytelling and tonight, the BBC drama will come to a close.
 The six-part series, which stars Sean Bean as Father Michael Kerrigan, has explored poverty, corruption and suicide over the course of the show.

The last instalment will test the Northern priest once more as the stories viewers have followed are tied up.

But will the finale be the last time the Game of Thrones actor dons his vestments and holds mass?

It certainly looks that way according to the series’ writer Jimmy McGovern, who hinted Sean will “move on” when the show concludes.

 When asked if there was the potential for a second season, he told press including Express.co.uk: “Not so much with Sean because I think he wants to move on.

“Quite rightly, he will be thinking what more can I do with that character. When you see what we put him through, you will understand that there’s not so much.”

While he may lose his leading man, the Liverpudlian writer is still keen to see the drama return to television screens.

“I am hoping the BBC will allow me to do another one,” Jimmy commented. “It’s not that priest and it’s not that parish but it’s Broken 2… Who knows, we’ll see.”
 
http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/824502/Broken-season-2-series-Sean-Bean-return-Michael-Kerrigan-Jimmy-McGovern-BBC









Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 05, 2017, 03:26:37 AM
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Did you watch the finale of #JimmyMcGovern's #Broken last night on #BBCOne?
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Powerful summary of why these immoral gambling machines #FOBTs have no place in our communities. #Broken #gamblingaddiction @LAProductionsUK 
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Viewers blown away by BBC's “rare masterpiece” Broken – but will there be a series two?

Star Sean Bean and writer Jimmy McGovern together created a "breathtaking" BBC1 drama, but the series' future is far from guaranteed
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Viewers celebrated the series finale of BBC1 drama Broken on Tuesday night, with many calling for awards for leading actors Sean Bean and Phil Davis.

The show, which follows a troubled Catholic priest (Sean Bean) in a poverty-stricken community in the northwest of England, has been praised for displaying both the good and the bad elements of religion, and ultimately providing a rare positive take on how the Catholic church can support its parishioners.

The finale featured a redemption of sorts for the priest, who had been considering hanging up his cassock.
 
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-07-05/viewers-blown-away-by-bbcs-rare-masterpiece-broken--but-will-there-be-a-series-two




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 05, 2017, 05:15:43 AM
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When asked if there was the potential for a second season, he told press including Express.co.uk: “Not so much with Sean because I think he wants to move on.

“Quite rightly, he will be thinking what more can I do with that character. When you see what we put him through, you will understand that there’s not so much.”

On the one hand, I'd love to see more of Fr Michael, but on the other the drama was so perfect and so complete that I don't see how it could be continued at the same level. Since there was a resolution of Fr Michael's inner turmoil, the same tension won't be there. McGovern and Sean and everybody really pulled out all the stops on this; I think I'm happy to be grateful for the gift.

But if this doesn't win every BAFTA going, then BAFTAs are meaningless. Not sure which actress should win though. Anna Friel seems to have been the star attraction and she was very good, but I was far more intrigued with Paula Malcolmsen as Roz, and then Muna Otaru was just immense.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on July 05, 2017, 05:43:12 AM
On the one hand, I'd love to see more of Fr Michael, but on the other the drama was so perfect and so complete that I don't see how it could be continued at the same level. Since there was a resolution of Fr Michael's inner turmoil, the same tension won't be there. McGovern and Sean and everybody really pulled out all the stops on this; I think I'm happy to be grateful for the gift.
May be so
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and then Muna Otaru was just immense.
She is my favorite after watching the whole series. Very heartwarming and pure Pietŕ.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Layla on July 05, 2017, 10:57:16 AM
Was Sean nominated for a BAFTA for Accused? Even if I wasn't biased I'd still say he should win one for Broken. I'm trying to think who he may be up against. Line Of Duty was extremely popular this year so maybe he might be up against his co-star Adrian Dunbar.
As for the female leads, I was more emotionally involved in Rozs and Helens storylines so it would be great to see them nominated too.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 05, 2017, 11:58:47 AM
Was Sean nominated for a BAFTA for Accused?


He was nominated but lost out to Ben Whishaw in The Hollow Crown.

He won a Royal Television Society Award and an International Emmy Award for Accused.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/awards?ref_=nm_ql_2
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 05, 2017, 12:30:06 PM
[She is my favorite after watching the whole series. Very heartwarming and pure Pietŕ.

Pietŕ. Yes. This was genius drama on so many levels. There has been nothing like it in years.

And the thing that has amazed me is that secularists and non-catholics seem to have been equally moved as Catholics or lapsed Catholics. It is humanity, beyond religion or politics.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 07, 2017, 12:04:05 AM
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Tonight marked the final episode of #Broken - It has been such a pleasure to be a part of the amazing post team behind it! @LAProductionsUK
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: SMcFirefly on July 07, 2017, 03:34:41 AM
Was Sean nominated for a BAFTA for Accused?


He was nominated but lost out to Ben Whishaw in The Hollow Crown.

He won a Royal Television Society Award and an International Emmy Award for Accused.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/awards?ref_=nm_ql_2

He should have had the BAFTA that year too, but I'm glad he won the Emmy. I feel its more prestigious.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 07, 2017, 02:42:37 PM
Liverpool TV production firm behind Broken to meet with BBC about second series
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The television production company behind the acclaimed BBC drama Broken is hoping to screen a second series.

Liverpool based LA Productions’ founder Colin McKeown has told the ECHO he has already lined up a meeting with the BBC next month to discuss a follow-up.

The film and TV maker said: “We are talking about it. God willing, it will happen.”

Mr McKeown said each episode of the six part series, which was aired at 9pm on Tuesdays, attracted about 5m viewers once catch-up TV and other recording methods are taken into account.

He added: “It’s a solid number. It won its slot.

“I have a meeting with the BBC in August. We’re definitely up for it.”

Mr McKeown also said he was staggered by the positive response the programme received on social media.

He said: “What’s wowed all of us is the unprecedented positivity of the feedback. We have been scratching our heads about that. You do your best to tell a story you want to tell.”

Referring to recent terror attacks, he said: “What’s been happening in Manchester, London and right across the world means there are people exposed to things they can’t come to terms with and they look for comfort.
 
“Maybe it was the gathering together of common cause and community spirit and the real value of having a common ground and people to share things with.

“We could never have predicted this response in a month of Sundays.”

Written by Liverpool’s Jimmy McGovern, Broken told the story of a how a Roman Catholic priest, Father Michael Kerrigan, played by Sean Bean, has to counsel and assist parishioners through a wide variety of challenges including mental health problems, gambling addictions, suicide, unlawful killing by the police, money worries, homophobia and much else besides.

Set in a generic, deprived, northern town, much of the series was filmed in Liverpool.

He said he would hope Sean Bean would return in the role.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/tv/liverpool-tv-production-firm-behind-13300235
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on July 07, 2017, 08:33:31 PM
I HOPE SEAN RETURNS IN THIS ROLE TOO !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 10, 2017, 03:13:09 AM
Exclusive: Sean Bean reveals the one doubt he had about BBC One's Broken – and what changed his mind
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BBC One's gripping drama Broken had millions hooked, but the series' lead star Sean Bean has admitted he had one reservation about his character.

Bean discusses signing up to play Father Michael in two behind-the-scenes snippets taken from the Broken DVD set – exclusive to Digital Spy.

"I went to see Sean in the process of getting him on board," explains writer Jimmy McGovern. "At first, he was worried that the character was passive.

"I said, "It's not passivity. To hear a confession is not passive – you take the concern of the penitent. They go out lighter; you go out heavier."

"I love Jimmy's work," Bean enthuses. "A couple of years ago, he and I met up, and he gave me an idea of what he wanted from this character. That immediately got me hooked.

"What he was proposing was radical and courageous storytelling."

In Broken, Bean plays Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over an urban parish in northern England.

With a chequered past and a complicated relationship with his own family, Michael is determined to help his parishioners through their troubles. But despite his best efforts, Father Michael can't always fix what's broken.

"Father Michael is always dealing with someone else's problems," Bean explains. "In a lot of films, I'm always causing the problems and getting killed. This is the other way round. It's not disappointing – it's quite refreshing!"

Broken is available now on BBC DVD.
 
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a832629/sean-bean-broken-dvd/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: jsbritts on July 10, 2017, 05:25:20 AM
I kind of disagree with his demons being resolved- I don't think he has fully dealt with his adolescence and having had sex with women. He seems to think he has done so many awful things but we didn't get to fully realize them.  Also, remember the scene when he was a young boy and he walked into a room where a women (I thought it was his mother) was lying on a bed with blood all over her abdomen and she was screaming at him to get out?  What the hell was that!?

I think he has come to terms with what is happening NOW and made peace with himself regarding Vernon's death.  I think he is beginning to realize that he IS flawed and so is everyone else. But I don't think he has resolved everything.

I would like to see them deal with issues such as abortion or pregnancy out of wedlock, Christmas and all the financial turmoil and misguided traditions that go with it, divorce, confirmation, etc.  Also we have never heard about his father.  I think if Sean-o sees the passion of the fans and how well received the series was, I think he would gladly return.  We shall see I guess ;-) 
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 07:33:29 AM
Yes, you make valid points, and Jimmy McGovern is brilliant enough to come up with another excellent series. I guess it all depends on Sean.

I think I felt  that it was just so perfect, everything, even the music,  if that makes sense? that I thought it should be left as is -- a masterpiece. But you are right. There is certainly more to explore with Fr Michael and Lord knows, his parishioners will have never-ending problems to highlight.

The scene with the woman in blood-soaked clothes. What episode is that, do you remember? Because although I do remember the child Michael, there is also a switch to a sort of 20-year-old who I took to be Michael also. I thought the woman was a girlfriend he had knocked up. Anybody who wants to chime in about that scene, feel free. :)
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on July 10, 2017, 09:24:03 AM
A scene from childhood (e2) with a bloodied woman is, most likely, an abortion. A woman is his mother, a man with a mustache on the stairs, apparently a father. These characters were still in another scene (e5) - at the dinner table, when someone knocked on the locked door and demanded money (abortionist?)
Flashbacks is very fragmented. It is difficult to understand at all, what exactly was there in the relationship with the mother, with the girls in their youth and so on - because of what all this grief?
So, writer can explain a lot. But is it necessary? This story is over. Yes, it is unlikely that the demons have left, they retreated rather. But, if McGovern will shoot something new from Michael's life - then let it be really new, and not comments to the old story.
I would very much like a unpredictable story. New aspect of the character and personality , so to speak. I hope the great screenwriter and brilliant actor will do it!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 09:28:32 AM
Ah, you thought it was Michael's father standing in the corridor?

Yes, definitely it was an abortion, I am just not sure whether it was Michael's mother or his girlfriend because there was reference to how he had treated women badly when he was young.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 09:30:06 AM
I really need to watch that scene again, I guess, although I am not sure I will be more enlightened. lol
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 09:45:43 AM
I am going to say that was not Michael's father; he didn't look old enough. That was Michael standing in the corridor while his girlfriend had an abortion.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on July 10, 2017, 09:50:20 AM
Ah, you thought it was Michael's father standing in the corridor?
Well, as far as I can judge by actors' faces
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Yes, definitely it was an abortion, I am just not sure whether it was Michael's mother or his girlfriend because there was reference to how he had treated women badly when he was young.
This is said, but not shown
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 09:54:48 AM
Hmm, it's a mystery. Thanks for the screen shots, but I'm still not sure what was happening.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on July 10, 2017, 09:56:16 AM
I am going to say that was not Michael's father; he didn't look old enough. That was Michael standing in the corridor while his girlfriend had an abortion.
I do not think so )
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 10:05:36 AM
Maybe it was miscarriage? That would have been shocking for a child.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on July 10, 2017, 10:13:08 AM
May be
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 10:19:43 AM
Well, maybe if there is a season two, we will learn what happened.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 10:33:12 AM
 :obsess   :obsess   :obsess 
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 10, 2017, 10:44:04 AM
Well, maybe if there is a season two, we will learn what happened.

Clairette,Rebecca,between you there's enough story material for at least another 4 Seasons.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 10, 2017, 10:55:15 AM
Haha! Well, I can't write a screenplay, but I could come up with lots of ideas. Haha. I think Jimmy McGovern is more than capable, though.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on July 10, 2017, 11:18:24 AM
Well, maybe if there is a season two, we will learn what happened.
Clairette,Rebecca,between you there's enough story material for at least another 4 Seasons.  :thumbsup:
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Season 2 - Father Michael for the defeat of slot machines goes to jail. Life and drama of the penitentiary system of the UK.
Season 3 - in prison he meets a former Tibetan terrorist (Chow Yun-Fat) and turns to Buddhism. Dramas and life of terrorists and Buddhists.
Season 4 - Yogi Mikhail and his chela from juvenile delinquents appear with a spiritual mission in crack den, mmm, Birmingham? Life and drama of addicts.
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 11, 2017, 08:02:06 AM
- Fr Michael minsters to a couple who can't receive communion because she was married before. Divorced because the husband was abusive. This is a huge issue in the Church today.

 - Fr Michael has a child of his suddenly appear in his life.  Yowza.

 - Fr Michael ministers to a gay couple who aren't supposed to receive communion. Another huge issue in the Church today.

 - Fr Michael deals with Muslims who vandalise the church. Huge issue, but JM is super-liberal so probably not.

 -Fr Michael helps refugees and gets everybody mad.

Yes, now that I think about it, lots of potential in another series.   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 11, 2017, 11:21:15 AM
First Tuesday without a new episode to look forward to this evening :poorme:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 24, 2017, 05:46:53 AM
BBC reports iPlayer live stream spike

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Outside of live viewing, Sean Bean drama Broken was the best performing show, with over 1.2 million requests
 
http://www.a516digital.com/2017/07/bbc-reports-iplayer-live-stream-spike.html

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Rebecca on July 24, 2017, 06:39:40 AM
It was outstanding.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 02, 2017, 05:34:08 AM
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LA Post's Patrick Hall Talks to @TVBEurope about post-production on @BBCOne drama #Broken
https://goo.gl/a8cuxG
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/892691968349941761



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The guys at @EMIPM_UK talk about music on our #BBCOne drama #Broken http://vimeo.com/user16542155/brokenemiproduction … Last chance to catch up on @BBCiPlayer tomorrow! 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/892736234476515328



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 10, 2017, 01:30:07 AM
Broken on BBC First Benelux

For many, this (after) summer starts with a new start at BBC First
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Broken will be premiere at BBC First on Tuesday, September 5th at 21.00

 In this engaging and powerful series, the multi-award winning Hollywood star Sean Bean is at the head of an impressive cast.  Broken is centered around father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest guarding an urban parish in North England.  Father Michael must be a confident counselor and confessor for a community that has trouble combining faith with the challenges of daily life.  Despite a powerful history and a complicated relationship with his own family, Kerrigan is determined to assist his parishioners.  But despite his heavy efforts, he can not make up for everything that's broken.
 
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.movieaddicts.nl%2Fvoor-velen-start-deze-nazomer-met-een-nieuw-begin-bij-bbc-first%2F&edit-text=&act=url

https://www.movieaddicts.nl/voor-velen-start-deze-nazomer-met-een-nieuw-begin-bij-bbc-first/

http://www.bbceurope.com/benelux/#benelux
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 17, 2017, 12:42:30 PM
Strictly Come Dancing, new Sean Bean drama topline BritBox’s Fall 2017 schedule
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This fall, BritBox will welcome a handful of new and exclusive titles to its service including the U.S. exclusive premieres of Strictly Come Dancing and Sean Bean’s new series Broken!

 ...the fall season will bring with it the arrival of many new seasons and series including four must-see new series no subscriber will want to miss.

Starring Game of Thrones alum Sean Bean and co-starring Pushing Daisies’ Anna Friel and Ray Donovan‘s Paula Malcomson, Broken looks to tell the story of a Catholic Priest dealing with his inner demons while working to find an equal balance between faith the realities of family life.

 
BritBox is a digital video subscription service which offers the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. from two of the biggest broadcasters in the UK: BBC Worldwide and ITV. For additional information on BritBox or to subscribe to the service for the low monthly cost of $6.99, visit BritBox.com!
https://hiddenremote.com/2017/08/17/strictly-come-dancing-new-sean-bean-drama-topline-britboxs-fall-2017-scheudle/





'Forgive me father for I have sinned'
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Broken airs on BBC First (DStv channel 119) on Sundays at 9pm. 
https://www.iol.co.za/entertainment/forgive-me-father-for-i-have-sinned-10827193


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Broken. Starts Sunday August 20 at 21:00. 
http://www.bbcsouthafrica.com/channels/first/






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 18, 2017, 07:33:18 AM
BritBox Beefs Up Offering With Idris Elba, Sean Bean Series in Fall Lineup
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New series starring Idris Elba and Sean Bean are to debut in the U.S. via BritBox this fall as the subscription streaming service tries to beef up its slate.

A joint venture between the BBC and ITV, BritBox offers the largest collection of British television in the U.S. But upon its launch in March, it came under some criticism that it mostly offered recycled classics and lacked many of the BBC and ITV’s new headline shows, possibly because those were reserved for other outlets such as BBC America. The new fall lineup, announced Thursday, brings a number of fresh offerings.

Critically acclaimed BBC drama “Broken” (pictured), which stars Bean as a maverick Catholic priest presiding over a parish in Northern England, will make its American debut after having launched in Britain in May. The show, created and written by Jimmy McGovern, co-stars Anna Friel, Adrian Dunbar and “Ray Donovan” star Paula Malcomson.
 
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/britbox-beefs-up-offering-sean-bean-idris-elba-projects-fall-slate-1202532473/

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 28, 2017, 10:35:24 AM
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A new drama series on BBC First, starting September 5!  Behind priest Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean) hide dark secrets ... 
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBBCFirstBenelux%2F&edit-text=&act=url

https://www.facebook.com/BBCFirstBenelux/videos/vb.1801602293398610/10154523626217723/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 05, 2017, 12:10:09 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/21078459_2432096800349153_845398901403418976_n_zps7mardy1s.png) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/Sean%20Bean/sean%20bean%203/broken/21078459_2432096800349153_845398901403418976_n_zps7mardy1s.png.html)
https://www.facebook.com/BBCFirstBenelux/photos/a.1840190466206459.1073741828.1801602293398610/2432096800349153/?type=3&theater

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Broken will be seen on Tuesday , September 5 at 21:00 on BBC First .
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fseriebinge.nl%2Fbritse-serie-broken-bij-bbc-first%2F&edit-text=&act=url

http://seriebinge.nl/britse-serie-broken-bij-bbc-first/

http://www.bbceurope.com/benelux/video/?v=547741




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Broken will be shown on @RTEOne Wednesday 06 Sept @ 22:40. Great series to rewatch @LAProductionsUK 
https://twitter.com/Cinberas/status/903386162517217280

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/listings/television/#!fpy8m8






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 12, 2017, 06:44:33 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/BBCFirstBenelux/photos/a.1840190466206459.1073741828.1801602293398610/2443263952565771/?type=3&theater


http://www.bbceurope.com/benelux/video/?v=547741




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The British actor Sean Bean, known as "Boromir" from "The Lord of the Rings", is awarded a film prize in Cologne.

 As part of the Film Festival Cologne, the 58-year-old will receive the "Hollywood Reporter Award" on 6 October, the organizers announced on Tuesday in Cologne .  Bean received the award for his representation of a Catholic priest in Nordengland in the BBC series "Broken".   
more here    http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5374.msg117582#new



Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 29, 2017, 01:51:18 AM
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BROKEN has received NINE nominations for the upcoming Royal Television Society NW Awards this November. We are rather happy! #Broken #RTSNW
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/913790746041491456




What's streaming in October

Streaming highlights from the October calendars of major streaming and cable on-demand services:
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Oct. 18

Broken (BritBox): Navigating the political viper's nest on Game of Thrones may turn out to be a cakewalk compared with Sean Bean's new role as a Catholic priest in Northern Ireland.
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2017/09/28/whats-streaming-october-stranger-things-chance-mindhunter/709198001/






Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: SMcFirefly on September 30, 2017, 01:03:10 AM
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BROKEN has received NINE nominations for the upcoming Royal Television Society NW Awards this November. We are rather happy! #Broken #RTSNW
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/913790746041491456

 

I can't find nominations anywhere. For which categories? Any for Bean?
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 30, 2017, 01:17:27 AM
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BROKEN has received NINE nominations for the upcoming Royal Television Society NW Awards this November. We are rather happy! #Broken #RTSNW
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/913790746041491456

 

I can't find nominations anywhere. For which categories? Any for Bean?

Nominations posted here   Broken RTS NW Award nominations   http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5379.msg117718#new





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 16, 2017, 12:21:46 AM
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#Broken is as star-studded as it is dramatic: #SeanBean, @annafriel -- @BBC's acclaimed drama comes to #BritBox this week! #MondayMotivation 
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https://twitter.com/BritBox_US/status/919999377992585216



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We're in Berlin for the #prixeuropa Broadcasting Festival & Awards. 100s of entries in 10 categories. #Broken is nominated in TV Fiction. 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/919446223463084032



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From 14 to 19 October in Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin 205 nominated programmes will compete in 10 categories for the title of best European programme of the year.
http://prixeuropa.eu/news/20171002-festival-schedule





Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 17, 2017, 12:06:29 AM
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Very intense day at #prixeuropa2017. #Broken invoked big debate (and a few tears) among the European Jury. Extremely humbling. 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/920031735995346944



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We're delighted that #Broken is nominated for the Best Sync (TV Drama) Award! For "In Paradisum" by Ben Robbins and Fiona Wilson
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/919917876106153984

http://www.musicweek.com/media/read/music-week-sync-awards-2017-second-shortlist-revealed/069836

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 18, 2017, 12:02:46 AM
Streaming from BritBox, ‘Broken’ Illustrates How Everyone is Fighting Something
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You won’t start watching a show called Broken because you think it will cheer you up, and this British import won’t.
Broken, which stars Sean Bean (top) as troubled priest Michael Kerrigan, aired earlier this year in the U.K. and becomes available Wednesday on the streaming service BritBox.

Bean gives a terrific performance in a bleak landscape. While his parish in the working-class section of a Northern town seems to draw a modest crowd, the severe struggles of several congregants compound his own. 

Not that he’s complaining. Helping people navigate this life is what he signed up to do, and there are times when trying to aid those with more urgent issues helps him temporarily put aside his own.

 
http://www.tvworthwatching.com/post/Streaming-from-BritBox-Broken-Illustrates-How-Everyone-is-Fighting-Something.aspx

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 20, 2017, 12:06:10 AM
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We have our fingers crossed for the @PRIXEUROPA Awards ceremony today - #Broken is nominated in the TV Fiction category for Best TV Series!
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/921330412609261568

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Don't miss the Livestream of the @PRIXEUROPA Awards 2017 today at 5pm Berlin time at http://rbb-online.de/prixeuropa.eu  #prixeuropa2017
https://twitter.com/PRIXEUROPA/status/921343973490380800

https://www.rbb-online.de/fernsehen/beitrag/prix-europa-2017.html





Soaring operatic piece featured in The Communion Scene in the TV drama
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Suffolk-based classical singer Fiona Jessica Wilson wins Music Week Sync award for In Paradisum - from the BCC TV drama Broken.

It features in episode 2 of the drama, The Communion Scene.

When it was broadcast, in June, the song shot to the top of the iTunes vocal charts, despite being recorded ten years before, as viewers then sought it out on the internet.
 
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http://www.eadt.co.uk/what-s-on/soaring-operatic-piece-featured-in-the-communion-scene-in-the-tv-drama-1-5244579



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The Best Sync – TV Show (Drama) is Broken – ‘In Paradisum’ Ben Robbins & Fiona Jessica Wilson. Well done all! #syncawards
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https://twitter.com/MusicWeek/status/921118920236523522

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'In Paradisum' by Ben & Fiona, the moving soundtrack from the #Broken communion scene
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/874617104032464903




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Attention Sean Bean fans! Sean Bean stars in #Broken, a radical new British drama about a Catholic priest presiding over a troubled congregation in Northern England, as he struggles with his own demons. Streaming now in the USA exclusively on #BritBox 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BacdU2Zn3l7/




Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 20, 2017, 12:12:19 PM
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We have our fingers crossed for the @PRIXEUROPA Awards ceremony today - #Broken is nominated in the TV Fiction category for Best TV Series!
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/921330412609261568

Broken didn't win the Award for Best TV Series!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: bratty1973 on October 20, 2017, 02:35:28 PM
:(   sad. It should have won!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on October 20, 2017, 06:55:53 PM
Broken didn't win the Award for Best TV Series!
It's a pity of course, but
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Special Commendation to the second placed entry:
Broken / United Kingdom
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on October 21, 2017, 01:12:06 AM
Broken didn't win the Award for Best TV Series!
It's a pity of course, but
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Special Commendation to the second placed entry:
Broken / United Kingdom
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Thanks Clairette,I'd missed that,computer was playing up last night.

http://prixeuropa.eu/competition/winners


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Well we didn't win the @PRIXEUROPA Best TV Fiction Award but we received a 2nd place 'Special Commendation'! http://prixeuropa.eu/competition/winners … #Broken
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/922788509131436033


Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Sable899 on November 07, 2017, 05:35:28 PM
I have all 6 episodes downloaded. If anyone is interested in obtaining your own copies just say so and I'll make them available, like I did with FC and Legends.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Janice1066 on November 07, 2017, 05:55:34 PM
Is there any chance you'll be able to source The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 2 episodes, Sable??
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Waverunner on November 08, 2017, 11:42:45 AM
I have all 6 episodes downloaded. If anyone is interested in obtaining your own copies just say so and I'll make them available, like I did with FC and Legends.

I am interested.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 09, 2017, 12:21:33 AM
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What a year it has been already and we have been nominated for even more awards! #BROKEN has been nominated 4 times at the RTS Craft & Design Awards.
http://rts.org.uk/award/craft-design-awards-2017 …
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/928240890971336704

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on November 09, 2017, 01:24:07 AM
"Design - Titles"  and  "Sound - Drama"   I would give )))
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Sable899 on November 09, 2017, 01:29:33 PM
Is there any chance you'll be able to source The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 2 episodes, Sable??

I'm working on it. Found a source, but have to VPN my 'puter to get them to play. First three episodes, so far. The rest have yet to air.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Janice1066 on November 09, 2017, 04:11:20 PM
Thank you very much indeed! :nice:
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 10, 2017, 06:40:26 AM
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After our recent trip to Berlin for the @PRIXEUROPA Awards, we are very honoured to have received a 'Special Commendation' certificate for #Broken, with some brilliant feedback from the jury!
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'The strong realism in the writing is reflected in all aspect of ‘Broken’ from the camerawork to the superb acting by the whole cast, not least Sean Bean who portrays Father Michael Kerrigan without any flaws.’ 
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/928958662592421888







Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 11, 2017, 05:01:28 PM
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The (male) winner of Best Performance in a Single Drama or Drama Series is Sean Bean for #Broken @LAProductionsUK @BBCOne  #RTSNWAwards17
https://twitter.com/RTSNW/status/929481303170469888


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Best Actor in a Single Drama or Drama Series - SEAN BEAN (aka 'Our Seany') for BROKEN. Ned Dennehy (also nominated) accepting on his behalf. Whoop Whoop!! #RTSNWAwards17
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/929480520441958401

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 19, 2017, 01:39:55 AM
Broken Included with BritBox on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B076C2QT6L?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3270024602&pf_rd_r=KFYQZ5AK9R0V7F2JZ9KK&pf_rd_s=center-69&pf_rd_t=12401
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on November 23, 2017, 03:30:16 AM
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Goid new fir spanish Sean's fans, #Broken will be on Movistar+, the next 18th December!!
https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeanNotAlwaysDies/posts/1732090116833099

http://www.mundoplus.tv/noticias/?seccion=series&id=570357036891
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on December 22, 2017, 01:43:42 AM
From Tom Hardy's hat to Blue Planet II's giant trevally: the heroes and villains of 2017 TV
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Not every hero is a sword-swinging, swashbuckler, even if he is played by Sean Bean. As the quiet, conflicted father Michael Kerrigan, an ordinary man trying to do his job as a parish priest in a struggling community, Bean turned in one of the performances of the year. Father Michael may have struggled with sins both past and present, but even in the darkest hours he never stopped trying offer hope. As his parishioners rightly had it: “Amen, you wonderful priest.”
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2017/dec/22/from-tom-hardys-hat-to-blue-planet-iis-giant-trevally-the-heroes-and-villains-of-2017-tv


12 International TV Series to Binge Watch This Holiday Season
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'Broken'
Sean Bean's performance as a kind, if flawed, priest in this BBC drama is miles away from his heroics as Ned Stark in season 1 of Game of Thrones, and nothing short of revelatory.  His Father Michael struggles to help the people of his parish: a working-class community in Northern England. Harrowing but still full of hope, Broken is It's a Wonderful Life  English-style.
 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/12-international-tv-series-binge-watch-holiday-season-1067606/1-broken

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 09, 2018, 11:59:07 AM
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Our BBC1 series #Broken caught the attention of the nation last year, here’s some of the fantastic feedback. #BBCOne #YouWonderfulPriest @AshleyBeanX @annafriel @MarkStanley12 @NedDennehy @munaotaru
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/950778711841935360

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 10, 2018, 09:03:26 AM
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#Broken for #BAFTA2018 https://vimeo.com/250252494   #SeanBean #annafriel
https://twitter.com/crookallchris/status/951106345926905857



BBC1 Broken - now viewing for your BAFTA consideration

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https://vimeo.com/250252494


Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on January 28, 2018, 11:54:32 AM
NTAs: The demented awards are POINTLESS and undemocratic
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There were no awards for terrific Thandie Newton or Sean Bean, whose mesmerising performance in Broken outshone writer Jimmy McGovern's debatable political agenda. 
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/columnists/garry-bushell/677611/NTA-National-Television-Awards-pointless-demented-undemocratic-ITV-this-morning
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on March 07, 2018, 06:12:53 AM
Sean's nominations for Best Actor Broken   

BPG Award 16 March.
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5430.0

RTS Award 20 March
http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5439.msg119538#msg119538

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on March 07, 2018, 05:40:11 PM
YES !!! YES !!! YES !!! THANK YOU PATCH FOR POSTING THIS GREAT NEWS ABOUT SEAN !!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on March 23, 2018, 04:02:22 AM
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We've had a few people ask so, just to confirm, unfortunately BROKEN has not been nominated in any of the 8 entered categories for the @BAFTA Craft Awards. The acting and programme nominations are out in a couple of weeks, though, so maybe we'll have some good news then?
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/977100549878370304

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: lasue on March 23, 2018, 05:32:34 PM
I HOPE SO !!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT ARE THEY THINKING !!!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Clairette on March 23, 2018, 08:09:16 PM
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We've had a few people ask so, just to confirm, unfortunately BROKEN has not been nominated in any of the 8 entered categories for the @BAFTA Craft Awards. The acting and programme nominations are out in a couple of weeks, though, so maybe we'll have some good news then?
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/977100549878370304
McGovern has no nomination for the script?
 :crap
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: bratty1973 on March 23, 2018, 08:41:54 PM
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We've had a few people ask so, just to confirm, unfortunately BROKEN has not been nominated in any of the 8 entered categories for the @BAFTA Craft Awards. The acting and programme nominations are out in a couple of weeks, though, so maybe we'll have some good news then?
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/977100549878370304
McGovern has no nomination for the script?
 :crap
Yes Agreed! it's  :crap
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 03, 2018, 07:36:12 AM
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Fingers and toes crossed that #Broken @LAProductionsUK and it's wonderful cast, esp Sean Bean (@AshleyBeanX) , @annafriel, @MarkStanley12 & @munaotaru are nominated in tomorrows' @BAFTA TV awards. Sending love & luck from me & all the fans in Australia xx 
https://twitter.com/nessynoo71/status/981147192567017473

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Post by: patch on April 04, 2018, 02:01:47 AM
quote] Nominated for Leading Actor
Jack Rowan - Born to Kill
Joe Cole - Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
Sean Bean - Broken
Tim Pigott-Smith - King Charles III
#BAFTATV [/quote]
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https://twitter.com/BAFTA/status/981425218269958144


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Nominated for Supporting Actress
Anna Friel - Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh - Broadchurch
Liv Hill - Three Girls
Vanessa Kirby - The Crown
#BAFTATV
https://twitter.com/BAFTA/status/981430157197103105


Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on April 08, 2018, 12:46:31 AM
Three cheers for a wave of ‘working-class’ TV dramas that wear their class lightly
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The Baftas are right to celebrate a slew of exceptional series revealing that no life is ordinary

Look down the nominations, though, and you’ll see all the other, rather less posh shows that have risen to the top. There’s Broken, in which Sean Bean stars as a Roman Catholic priest struggling to tend his flock in a deprived part of a nameless northern city

There’s nothing particularly earnest about these shows. You don’t feel, necessarily, that boxes have been ticked. They wear questions of class lightly – Jimmy McGovern’s Broken may be an exception 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/08/three-cheers-for-a-brilliant-new-wave-of-working-class-tv-drama
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 02, 2018, 03:30:11 PM
Broken nominated for Rockie Award 2018 for Television Miniseries.

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The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

Broken
LA Productions / BBC One
UK
http://rockieawards.brunico.com/



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Wish us luck for our latest nomination for the TV Miniseries Awards at the #BanffRockies2018 as a part of the Banff Media Festival on the 11th June
There is going to be some stiff competition so keep your fingers crossed everyone! #Banff2018 @BanffMedia
http://rockieawards.brunico.com 
https://twitter.com/Dan_Levey/status/991734102486286336

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on May 05, 2018, 02:07:34 PM
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[Voting is open for the annual @televisualmedia Bulldog Awards!
We've been nominated for 'Drama One Off or Serial' & 'Editing' for our BBC1 drama series #Broken. Follow the link to register your vote now, and be in with a chance to win a prize!
http://bit.ly/2HlLv4Z/quote]
https://twitter.com/LAProductionsUK/status/992781732641427456

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 07, 2018, 02:42:37 PM
Jimmy McGovern’s Broken wins twice at Sandford St Martin awards
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Hard-hitting BBC One drama Broken has scooped up two gongs at an awards ceremony celebrating religious programming.

Writer Jimmy McGovern’s show, which depicts the challenges of a Catholic priest in a Liverpool parish, came out on top at the 40th anniversary Sandford St Martin Awards.

Starring former Game Of Thrones actor Sean Bean as Father Michael Kerrigan, and Anna Friel as Christina Fitzsimmons, the drama was selected by a panel of media professionals to win the TV award.

The Bafta award-winning series also picked up the Radio Times readers’ award, voted for by thousands of participants.

“Our winner is a great example of how religion on the box can reach you in places you may never have expected it to come from,” said Aaqil Ahmed, chair of the TV judging panel.

“All of the judges were blown away by the writing, acting, and the sheer passion all around. This drama showed the place that religion has in the lives of many in Britain today, whether you are a believer or not.”
 
http://www.impartialreporter.com/news/entertainment/16277222.Jimmy_McGovern___s_Broken_wins_twice_at_Sandford_St_Martin_awards/

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 08, 2018, 01:47:09 PM
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We are thrilled that Broken has won both the 2018 @radiotimes readers' award and the @sandfordawards TV award!
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Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 09, 2018, 11:55:16 AM
Broken wins the 2018 Sandford St Martin Awards
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The BBC One series Broken wins the 2018 Sandford St Martin Awards, as announced at yesterday’s awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace.

Broken was scripted by Jimmy McGovern, a well-known Liverpool writer and alumnus of St Francis Xavier College. Much of the series was filmed in the Jesuit church of St Francis Xavier in Liverpool and saw the strict collaboration of Fr Denis Blackledge SJ as religious advisor for Sean Bean in his role of Fr Michael Kerrigan, a parish priest in a northern urban setting serving individuals in their trauma and brokenness while coping with his own. The actor - best known for his roles in Sharpe, Lord of the Rings and, most recently, Game of Thrones - has recently also received a Bafta TV Award for Best Actor.


 “I felt as honoured as he was, and he was profoundly grateful to me in an email when he was first nominated for the BAFTA” Fr Denis comments. “As Sean said: ‘I'm honoured by having you by my side as I created Fr Michael during that magical time in your church in Liverpool. Can't thank you enough for all the knowledge and honesty you shared with me. I'm delighted to have received a BAFTA nomination, and hope you feel proud too for having played a major role in his creation’”


“Now that Broken has won the prestigious Sanford St Martin Trust award, it puts the cream on the cake.” Fr Denis Blackledge SJ comments. “Sean has done us Catholic priests a great favour and grace, and I feel so privileged to have had a part in his role.”
https://www.jesuit.org.uk/node/6434
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: Janice1066 on June 13, 2018, 01:47:09 PM
I came across a short video on Youtube today where Fr Denis talks about Broken and working with Sean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCekJagkoNk
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on June 18, 2018, 09:54:38 AM
‘Sean Bean’s Father Keerigan is the kind of man I aspire to be’: Broken writer Jimmy McGovern says TV needs faith
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I have spent much of my career as a television dramatist trying to give a voice to those whose stories aren’t often heard: the poor, the dispossessed, the wrongly accused, the betrayed. But getting a story made about a parish priest in Liverpool proved to be just about my hardest mission yet. In fact, it was 30 years in the making and very nearly didn’t happen.

When I set out to write Broken – which I’m thrilled to say Radio Times readers have just blessed with an award at the Sanford Saint Martin Awards – I wanted to write about a fictional priest, Father Michael Kerrigan, played on screen so wonderfully by Sean Bean, serving his parish in a down-at-heel part of north Liverpool. I may no longer be a practising Catholic but I have a lifetime fascination with the faith. Of course, the Catholic church has come in for strong criticism in recent years – and rightly so – but for the last 50 years of my life on Merseyside I have seen nothing but excellent priests. I wanted to put one of those good priests right up there on the screen.
 
The genesis of Broken goes back to 1989. I had given up writing Brookside and I went down to the BBC in London to tell the head of drama that I had a ten-part drama featuring a Catholic priest, with each episode based on one of the Ten Commandments. He turned me down. So I went away and came back with a seven-part drama featuring a Catholic priest, with each episode based on one of the seven deadly sins. And again he said no.

Finally, I went back with a four-part drama with each episode based on one of the four Gospels. Again, they said no. In the end I got it down to a single film – Priest. And I only got that made because I had a hit with Cracker (and in fact I wrote the first episode of Cracker on the back of a rejected script for Priest). Nobody at that time wanted to know.

The problem was that then, like now, religion sounds boring to some and contentious to others. But what it is to me is a wonderful source of stories about what it is to be human and a huge part of many people’s lives.

Father Kerrigan, like all priests, comes into contact with people at massive moments in their life: a birth, a death or a marriage. He regularly hears people confess: somebody who goes along to a priest to confess has something weighing heavily on their soul. Such a priest is living out a faith not defined by dogma but by
 serving others. He is the kind of man I would aspire to be, but where he differs from me is he never loses sight of his faith – or his vocation.




As an inner-city priest you will get nowhere if all you talk about is “bells and smells”. You’ve got to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned, help cure the sick. When I go into churches and see a food bank I think isn’t it shocking that there’s a need for this. And then I think, thank God the churches are doing this. They can’t ignore the poverty that’s in front of their eyes – they’d soon get short shrift if they did. Somebody has to. You don’t come across many atheist food banks.

We are all called upon to be priests at times, whether we like it or not. A good priest like Father Kerrigan listens to people’s stories, like a good writer tells others’
stories. But turning those stories into TV drama requires faith. Next year is the BBC’s year of faith when the Corporation has committed to covering religion.
 Drama needs to be part of that commitment, because religion is where so many of the best stories are.
https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-06-18/sean-bean-broken-tv-needs-more-faith/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on July 12, 2018, 06:42:04 AM
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Sean Bean plays Father Kerrigan, broken by his own abuse. Follow his pursuit to fix several broken lives.

BBC First premieres 16th July at 10 pm. #GreatBritainGreatStories
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https://twitter.com/ZeeCafe/status/1017360387623145477

https://zeecafe.zee5.com/

Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 13, 2018, 09:20:22 AM
BBC First to Launch in Poland
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BBC Studios is bringing the BBC First drama channel to Poland, where it will launch on October 26.
 The channel, which will be available with full English and Polish subtitles, will replace BBC HD and will be accessible through DTH, cable and IPTV providers alongside BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News. The addition of BBC First will see the full BBC channel portfolio offered to viewers in Poland for the first time

The channel’s launch slate includes the territory premiere of Broken, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as a Catholic priest haunted by his past in a tale of redemption, compassion and forgiveness.
http://worldscreen.com/tvdrama/bbc-first-to-launch-in-poland/

I hope they don't edit the series as much as they did in the Dutch BBC First version.Quite a few scenes were cut there.
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on August 14, 2018, 01:20:38 PM
Liverpool: Screening and Q&A with Jimmy McGovern
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St Francis Xavier's Jesuit parish in Liverpool is hosting one of the Archdiocese of Liverpool parallel programme events to the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress, called Adoremus - in Liverpool, 6-9 September 2018.

Exposition, Mass and refreshements are to be followed by the screening of an episode of the award winning BBC1 drama Broken, which was filmed at SFX, on 7 and 8 September at 11am (screening 1.30pm) and followed by a Q & A session with writer Jimmy McGovern and parish priest Fr Denis Blackledge SJ.

Jimmy had previously declared that his series, which starred Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan, was "all about the Eucharist".

The event is free.

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:00 to Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:00
St Francis Xaviers Church
Salisbury St
Liverpool
L3 8DR
United Kingdom
 
https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/35446
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 08, 2018, 01:37:17 AM
Sean Bean TV series ‘Broken’ featured during Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool
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McGovern was speaking Sep. 7 at a screening of the first episode of Broken at Liverpool’s Saint Ignatius Xavier Church, where the series was filmed. It was also the location of the since-closed parish school McGovern attended as a child.

The screening was part of the “parallel program” for the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress taking place in Liverpool.


 The writer doesn’t have pleasant memories from the school and noted the rough punishments he sometimes received. He said it “damaged” him, and others.

Although no longer a practicing Catholic, McGovern said since leaving school he has had nothing but positive experiences with priests.

“They’ve always been there for me,” he said.

Broken combines these two elements, where Bean’s character, Father Michael Kerrigan, is suffering debilitating flashbacks of his troubled childhood while trying to do his best to minister to his impoverished community.

“It exorcised quite a few demons for me,” McGovern said. “It was a healthy thing for me to do.”

McGovern said Bean resisted taking the role, because he feared the priest was too passive, especially in the confessional.

“I jumped around telling him how wrong he was,” McGovern said, adding that the weight a priest takes on in the confessional can be overpowering

Jesuit Father Denis Blackledge, the pastor of Saint Francis Xavier and a consultant on the series, said Bean “was very humble” during filming, and “grew into the collar.”

The series does not shy away from the problems facing working class neighborhoods in the North of England, and episodes take on issues such as poverty, single parenthood, suicide, and police brutality.

It also doesn’t shy away from other aspects of the priesthood, especially prayer. The Mass plays an important role in the series, and scenes feature the priest reciting the Hail Mary and the Our Father at pivotal moments

“Jimmy basically concentrated on three parts of the Mass: The first the entrance to the ‘I confess’; the second was the consecration and the elevation; and the third was the actual receiving of Communion itself,” said Blackledge.

McGovern told Crux that the BBC didn’t have any problems with the prayers in the series (in fact, what he complained about was the fact the producers tried to fight him on the sound in the show.)

He said the only thing that mattered about the featuring of prayers is that they “worked in the edit.”

“They came at crucial times,” the writer said. “As a dramatist, you want people to say ‘What now?’ And the prayer comes at that crucial time.”

He was referencing the end of the first episode, when a woman is going to have to face the consequence for a bad decision. Kerrigan prays the Our Father with her, and stares at a picture of Christ: McGovern said this leaves the priest, and the audience, thinking, “What now?”

Both McGovern and Blackledge said they have heard from many bishops and priests - both Catholic and Anglican - about how meaningful it has been for them.

The Jesuit said this has not been a universal response.

“Some clergy have liked it, some haven’t. Some have found it a bit raw. I think it could be close to the knuckle for some clergy if you’re not content in your own skin, with your own brokenness,” he told Crux.

“The whole essence of Jimmy’s thought was this brokenness of Jesus himself, who was on the Cross. And also the taking, the blessing, the breaking, and the giving, which are the four key elements of Eucharist,” Blackledge said.
 
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-uk-and-ireland/2018/09/08/sean-bean-tv-series-broken-featured-during-eucharistic-congress-in-liverpool/
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: SMcFirefly on September 10, 2018, 10:46:32 AM
Does anybody know if Sean Bean would qualify for this year's International Emmys? If so, when would the nominations be?

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Post by: patch on September 10, 2018, 11:42:26 AM
Does anybody know if Sean Bean would qualify for this year's International Emmys? If so, when would the nominations be?

2018 International Emmy® Awards — Rules & Regulations
https://www.iemmys.tv/pop_awards_rules.aspx?formId=2&rule=6

ELIGIBILITY
https://www.iemmys.tv/pop_awards_rules.aspx?formId=2&rule=1
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 12, 2018, 03:29:03 AM
BBC drama Broken 'all about the Eucharist', says McGovern
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McGovern said the series did not refer to a “broken” society but to the broken body of Christ on the Cross, and the breaking of bread in the Mass

Hundreds of people turned out to St Francis Xavier in Liverpool, known as SFX, to hear writer Jimmy McGovern, who grew up in the parish, answer questions about his award-winning BBC1 drama Broken.

Parish priest Fr Denis Blackledge SJ, who hosted the session, was an adviser on the series, parts of which were filmed in SFX.

McGovern told the packed church that the series did not refer to a “broken” society, as many assume, but to the broken body of Christ on the Cross, and the breaking of bread in the Mass.

The two sessions, which took place last Friday and Saturday as part of the parallel programme of the Adoremus national eucharistic pilgrimage and congress, followed the screening in the church of an episode from the six-part drama.

McGovern is not a practising Catholic but during filming told Fr Denis that the drama, starring Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan, was “all about the Eucharist”.

Afterward Fr Denis, now aged 75 and parish priest at SFX since Easter 2016, told The Tablet he had been asked to explain what it had felt like, being a priest for more than 40 years.

“I said, it starts in your gut. It goes through your heart. You deal with your own stuff. Then hopefully you are fit to be alongside other people and deal with theirs.”

He said that as he taught “priestcraft” to Sean Bean, he watched him “grow into the collar” during filming. He made sure every aspect of the liturgy, ritual and other aspects of church life were reflected with faithful accuracy, down to having the correct readings open in the Missal. He was also able to advise on how he should make the sign of the cross, and how Catholics say the rosary and other small but important details of parish and Catholic life.

The Sunday before filming had begun, Sean Bean had turned up for Mass and went for coffee with everyone else after the service. Throughout filming, Fr Blackledge would be working in his office, where Sean Bean or others would often turn up asking for advice on details in the latest scene.

The resulting close attention to detail, along with the quality of the writing, was among the features which gave the drama its strong sense of authenticity, helping it win a Sandford St Martin award for religious broadcasting earlier this year.

During filming, McGovern had specifically asked Fr Blackledge for help with the liturgy. McGovern told the priest: “I don’t want people writing to The Tablet. We have got to get it right.”
 
https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/9723/bbc-drama-broken-all-about-the-eucharist-says-mcgovern-
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 19, 2018, 04:17:44 AM
Writer Jimmy McGovern explains the origins of BBC Broken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB7D-KVz9iI
Title: Re: ‘Broken’
Post by: patch on September 24, 2018, 06:32:11 AM
SFX, Pope Francis and Marriage Care
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Debbie Reynolds, Pastoral Assistant at SFX (St Francis Xavier in Liverpool), talks about parish life, the BBC TV series Broken by Jimmy McGovern, 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gh4V6VS2wY