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BBC One's Broken cast, start time and spoilers from the new drama

Anna Friel

BBC One's new drama Broken continues tonight - here's all you need to know from the cast to a first look.

Broken sees Sean Bean star as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, in Jimmy McGovern’s new landmark six-part drama.

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Modern, maverick and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael is a man who must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a community struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the realities of daily life in contemporary Britain.

Broken cast

Father Michael Kerrigan - Sean Bean
Christina Fitzsimmons - Anna Friel
Roz Demichelis - Paula Malcomson
Father Peter Flaherty - Adrian Dunbar
P.C Andrew Powell – Mark Stanley
Helen Oyenusi - Muna Otaru
P.C. Dawn Morris - Aisling Loftus
Daniel Martin - Danny Sapani
Carl McKenna - Ned Dennehy
Chloe Demichelis - Lauren Lyle
Jean Reid - Rochenda Sandall

In tonight's latest episode, with time running out on her deception, Roz (Paula Malcomson) phones Father Michael (Sean Bean) from work, ahead of a devastating and public confrontation with her boss. Given a grace period of 24 hours before she must face the police, Roz uses the time to make vital preparations for her family.

Later on, Father Michael has a moment of clarity and makes a decision which goes against his vows - but might just save a life.

Elsewhere, Helen (Muna Otaru) leads the community in a vigil outside the police station, as PC Andrew Powell (Mark Stanley) struggles to make peace with what he has done.

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Broken airs at 9PM tonight on BBC One,

The series runs for six episodes.

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