The Responder

What’s On TV This Week: 29th April – 5th May

Miriam: Death of a Reality Star


Channel 4, 9.00pm

Credit: Channel 4

21-year-old Miriam Rivera was the topic of much discussion in the early 2000s when she starred in reality dating show There’s Something About Miriam, which featured six men vying for her attention and a £10,000 prize.

Tom Wrathmell: Our Friend Across The Regions

Tom Wrathmell poses in front of the camera

Over the past year or so I’m sure many of you reading this have enjoyed the likes of Blue Lights, The Responder, Happy Valley and The Way. All huge BBC dramas. They have something else in common – they’re rooted in towns and cities across the UK.

This is no accident. In March 2021, we laid out our “Across the UK” blueprint for the BBC’s biggest transformation in decades, designed to move more of our programming and decision-making across the UK. The goal: to bring us closer to our audiences.

First look at Martin Freeman in new BBC One drama The Responder

Martin Freeman in The Responder (credit: BBC)

Freeman stars as Chris, a crisis stricken and morally compromised urgent response officer working a series of night shifts in Liverpool.

As Chris struggles to keep both his personal and professional life in line, he is forced to take on a new rookie partner, Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo, Timewasters).

After getting off to a rocky start, the pair must learn to work together if they have any hope of surviving in the high-pressure, relentless world of Liverpool’s criminal underbelly.