NEW thriller drama The Responder is finally on BBC One, with Martin Freeman at the helm.
The series follows an unusual emergency response officer handling a series of night shifts in Liverpool, and is written by former police officer Tony Schumacher.
Who is Tony Schumacher?
Tony is a former Merseyside cop who is behind the new BBC original drama series The Responder starring Martin Freeman.
Describing his police role, Tony told Echoes of Liverpool One respondent was “someone who never gives you good news; someone who kicks in doors, races around town centers and fights literal and sometimes metaphorical fires”.
He said: “When I first joined the police, I remember on my second or third night, an old man named Colin told me ‘you would never knock on someone’s door and tell them they were’ won the lottery’.
“You can only give bad news in this job; so it’s a big responsibility to take on but on the contrary, it’s incredibly exciting.
“Sometimes you do the things that change people’s lives, it’s saving someone’s life or locking up a criminal – you and your colleagues are working night and night and always living on your own mind. his intelligence.”
Tony left the force in 2006, in his words, “a mental breakdown” and suffered a nervous breakdown, before going through a period of homelessness.
He then turned to writing as an escape after his breakdown.
Is The Responder Based On Tony Schumacher’s Police Career?
Respondents based on real events Tony’s experience on the mission.
This is his first original TV series and it reflects the emotional extremes of life on the front lines of British government, sometimes darkly funny, sometimes painfully tragic, always full of horror. challenges.
Talking about how the police responded, Tony told the BBC: “Every time you open the car door, you don’t know what you’re going to find.
“It was fun at first but after a bit it became a bit monotonous and then it became a bit overwhelming.”
What else did Tony Schumacher write?
Some of Tony’s earlier literary works include The Darkest Hour, The British Lion, and An Army of One.
In 2019, he was announced as one of the BBC’s Voice of the North Writers.
He has previously written scripts for television shows including Channel 5’s prison drama, Clink.
When is the Respondent on TV?
The Responder was first announced in February 2020, but filming was delayed due to the pandemic..
The series will now begin TONIGHT (January 24, 2022) at 9pm and will continue on Mondays at the same time.
Episodes will also be available on iPlayer.
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