BBC postpone new drama Broken following Manchester terror attack

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The BBC has postponed tonight's first instalment of drama Broken in the wake of last night's tragic terror attack in Manchester.

At least 22 people were killed and many more injured in an apparent suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena following a concert late yesterday.

"Following last night's tragic events in Manchester, BBC1's new drama series Broken will not start tonight as planned but has been rescheduled for next Tuesday 30 May," the BBC said in a statement.

Sean Bean and Anna Friel will star in the gritty six part drama, based in a Northern town in England.

Meanwhile, rolling news coverage has seen a number of other TV shows cut from schedules throughout the day.

On ITV, Lorraine, Jeremy Kyle, This Morning and Loose Women were all dropped in favour of ITV News.

ITV's This Morning Twitter account tweeted: "We're sorry but we've just been told we're not going on air. @ITVNews have developments from Manchester until 2pm - we'll be back tomorrow."

Loose Women added: "Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night we will not be on air today. @ITVNews will continue its rolling coverage until 2pm

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected in the Manchester attack. We will see you tomorrow at 12.30pm."

Over on the BBC, Homes Under the Hammer, Going Back Giving Back and A1: Britain's Longest Road were also cut this morning in favour of BBC News.

Later this evening, an extended News at Six will air on BBC One, with Andrew Neil's Election interview with UKIP's Paul Nuttall cancelled together with The One Show.

Those impacted by last night's events in Manchester may call 0800 096 0095 for help and support.

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