The Responder is a unique new crime drama from Dancing Ledge Productions, the creators of The Salisbury Poisonings.
The Responder, written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher for his first original television series, puts a mirror up to the emotional extremes of life on the front lines of British policing - at times darkly humorous, at times achingly heartbreaking, and always demanding.
Chris Carson (Martin Freeman) is a crisis-stricken, ethically compromised, unconventional emergency response officer who is sent to a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool. Chris is forced to take on a new rookie partner Rachel while fighting to keep his head above water both personally and professionally (Adelayo Adedayo). Both quickly learn that their life in this high-pressure, never-ending nighttime environment depends on them either aiding or killing each other.