On TV tonight, Martin Freeman leads new BBC1 police drama The Responder, the ex-Emmerdale star buys his first sheep in Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure on BBC1 and Bradley Walsh embraces his inner Houdini as Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad continues on ITV. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

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The Responder, 9pm, BBC1

TV tonight Martin Freeman stars.

Martin Freeman stars. (Image credit: BBC)

Martin Freeman’s visceral performance in this edgy five-part series feels like a genuine departure for the much-loved actor. Leading a stellar cast that includes Ian Hart, Martin plays Chris Carson, a police officer on the verge of a mental breakdown as he works night shifts in Liverpool. As stress pulls him towards the abyss, he’s dragged into a terrible bind by one of his criminal contacts. Full of dark comedy and painful tragedy, it’s a powerful portrait of life as a frontline police officer. Continues tomorrow. 

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