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The Responder fans predict awards for ‘outstanding’ Martin Freeman drama as tense final episode airs: ‘Give this man a Bafta’

Fans are calling for Martin Freeman to win a Bafta for his performance in BBC drama The Responder (Picture: BBC/Dancing Ledge)

Fans of BBC One drama The Responder have flocked to social media to sing the show’s praises following the series finale.

The crime drama, which stars Martin Freeman, has hugely impressed both the public and critics since the first episode hit screens in January.

And Wednesday night’s series finale didn’t disappoint, leaving everything wrapped up – just messily enough to leave room for a second series.

Fans took to Twitter to praise the ‘brilliant’ show following the final episode, with many lauding Martin’s exceptional acting in the role of Scouse officer Chris Carson.

‘What a corker of a programme,’ one person wrote. ‘Best drama I have seen in a long time! Give this man a BAFTA, such a superb actor’.

‘Outstanding work by all involved,’ another said. ‘Look forward to the awards flooding in and the second series.’

The show centes on a police officer on the edge who gets sucked into the seedy drugs underbelly of the city (PIcture: BBC/Dancing Ledge/Rekha Garton)

One praised the ‘stunning writing [and] marvellous acting’, saying it would ‘surely’ be nominated for a Bafta, while another agreed it ‘deserves awards’.

‘Whatever award categories the programme actors are nominated for; then they should win the lot,’ another fan declared.

Another fan said Martin ‘smashed’ the role of Chris, calling it an ‘award-winning performance’.

And very many more called for the BBC to commission The Responder for a second series.








The dramatic finale was a rollercoaster to say the least, with the episode tackling everything from Rachel’s abusive boyfriend to Chris and Casey’s lucky escape from dangerous drug dealers.

For many, The Responder finishing leaves a big TV-shaped hole in their lives, with not many shows able to live up to the drama and chaos of the BBC drama.

Both Martin and the cast of supporting characters were praised for their roles in the show (Picture: BBC/Dancing Ledge/Rekha Garton)

But considering the phenomenal response, and the fact that writer Tony Schumacher has himself said he wants the show to get a second series, there’s hope The Responder will return before too long.

On Wednesday, hours before the final episode aired, a viewer urged Tony to ‘get series two written! No slacking!’

To which Tony responded: ‘Gets head down…’

Watch this space.

The Responder is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.


Credit: Original article published here.

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