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Ever-reliable: Martin Freeman stars in The Responder (BBC One). Picture: Rekha Garton/BBC/Dancing Ledge Productions

TV Picks of The Week

The Responder

Monday, 9pm BBC One

This new police procedural drama stars the ever-reliable Martin Freeman as a jaded police officer with a troubled marriage and mental health difficulties working difficult six-hour shifts over the course of the series. He is joined by a rookie sidekick Rachael (Adelayo Adedayo) and also appearing are Ian Hart (The Terror, The Last Kingdom), MyAnna Buring (The Salisbury Poisonings) and Rita Tushingham (Ridley Road) who began her film career in 1961 in the film version of Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking play A Taste of Honey. EK