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Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sean Bean ...  Father Michael Kerrigan 6 episodes, 2017
Adrian Dunbar ...  Father Peter Flaherty 6 episodes, 2017
Fin Campbell Fin Campbell ...  Michael Aged 10 6 episodes, 2017
Sam Rintoul ...  Young Michael Kerrigan 6 episodes, 2017
Muna Otaru ...  Helen Oyenusi 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Stanley ...  PC Andrew Powell 5 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Earl ...  Beth Kerrigan 5 episodes, 2017
Áine Ní Mhuirí Áine Ní Mhuirí ...  Michael's Mother 5 episodes, 2017
Paula Malcomson ...  Roz Demichelis 4 episodes, 2017
Rochenda Sandall Rochenda Sandall ...  Jean Reid 4 episodes, 2017
Naomi Radcliffe ...  Pauline Pickering 4 episodes, 2017
Aoife McMahon ...  Young Michael's Mother 4 episodes, 2017
David McClelland ...  Christopher Kerrigan 4 episodes, 2017
Paul Copley ...  Joe Kerrigan 4 episodes, 2017
Steve Garti ...  Eddie Kerrigan 4 episodes, 2017
Jerome Holder Jerome Holder ...  Vernon / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Aisling Loftus ...  PC Dawn Morris 3 episodes, 2017
Lauren Lyle ...  Chloe Demichelis 3 episodes, 2017
Anna Friel ...  Christina Fitzsimmons 3 episodes, 2017
Macy Shackleton Macy Shackleton ...  Lisa Fitzsimmons 3 episodes, 2017
Matthew Wilson ...  PC Ian Wakefield 3 episodes, 2017
Eileen Nicholas ...  Nan 3 episodes, 2017
Faye McKeever ...  Caroline Powell 3 episodes, 2017
Debra Michaels Debra Michaels ...  Headmistress 3 episodes, 2017
Lora Moss ...  Alter Assistant 3 episodes, 2017
Heidi Roberts Heidi Roberts ...  Bernadette Jenkins / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Dylan Naden Dylan Naden ...  Jimmy Fitzsimmons 2 episodes, 2017
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ...  Father Matthew 2 episodes, 2017
Tony Hirst ...  Sgt Dennis Kilcaid 2 episodes, 2017
Louis Hilyer Louis Hilyer ...  Chief Inspector McDonald / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Gabriel Downes Gabriel Downes ...  Tommy Fitzsimmons 2 episodes, 2017
Arinder Sadhra ...  Police Liaison Officer 2 episodes, 2017
Clare Calbraith ...  Mariella 2 episodes, 2017
Robert Gillespie ...  Father Matthew / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Graham Heywood Graham Heywood ...  Compere 2 episodes, 2017
Neil Bell ...  Cash Switcher's Man 2 episodes, 2017
Daniel C. Bishop Daniel C. Bishop ...  Leo Demichelis 2 episodes, 2017
Sophie Bleasdale ...  Case Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Cathy Breeze Cathy Breeze ...  Senior Case Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Eithne Browne Eithne Browne ...  Mrs. Devaney 2 episodes, 2017
Ned Dennehy ...  Carl McKenna 2 episodes, 2017
Jack Harper Jack Harper ...  Jake Demichelis 2 episodes, 2017
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ...  Jamie 2 episodes, 2017
Jessica May Buxton Jessica May Buxton ...  Tutor 2 episodes, 2017
Joy McBrinn Joy McBrinn ...  Maureen 2 episodes, 2017
Joel Parry Joel Parry ...  PC Kevin Knox 2 episodes, 2017
Danny Sapani ...  Daniel Martin 2 episodes, 2017
Georgie-May Tearle Georgie-May Tearle ...  Neighbour 2 episodes, 2017
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ...  Young Michael's Father 2 episodes, 2017
Sharon Wood Sharon Wood ...  Mourner-Wake Attendee #3 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life. Written by BBC One

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Särkynyt enkeli See more »

Filming Locations:

Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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LA Productions See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Sean Bean and Mark Stanley previously appeared in Game of Thrones together. See more »


Soundtracks

I Think It's Going to Rain Today
Composed by Randy Newman
Performed by Nina Simone
Nina Simone appears courtesy of The Nina Simone Charitable Trust and Steven Ames Brown
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Brilliant writing, Brilliant acting.
10 July 2017 | by MikeBeehan89See all my reviews

Broken was a gutsy series. It dramatised big themes—conscience, guilt, shame—and, with powerful writing and performances, told big stories about the Church, poverty and abuse. It's made for bitter viewing at times but even at its toughest, there's been a lit candle glowing determinedly at its centre.

Amen, Father Michael, you wonderful priest. And amen, Sean Bean, you wonderful actor.


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