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« Reply #300 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
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Nominated for Supporting Actress
Anna Friel - Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh - Broadchurch
Liv Hill - Three Girls
Vanessa Kirby - The Crown
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« Reply #301 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

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« Reply #302 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.

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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
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« Reply #303 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!
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« Reply #304 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/


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« Reply #305 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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« Reply #306 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.”
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« Reply #307 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:

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« Reply #308 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/

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« Reply #309 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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