The Responder: Season 1

The Responder: Season 1

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Martin Freeman leads this British thriller show as a morally compromised and unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool.

2022Rating: 16, Violence, offensive languageUKDancing Ledge Productions



Episode 1

Police response officer Chris is struggling to keep a grip... More on his mental health and marriage when he is offered a path to redemption in the form of a young heroin addict.


Episode 2

Chris must juggle rookie Rachel while tracking down Casey after... More Chris threatens his family. Casey puts her trust in a friend to hide her from Carl.


Episode 3

Chris plans to hand the drugs in, until Carl makes... More him an offer he can’t refuse. Rachel strikes a deal with Mullen, but Chris' behaviour makes her feel conflicted.


Episode 4

Chris reaches rock bottom. Rachel begins to suspect Mullen may... More not be all he appears, and Casey teams up with Marco to find a buyer.


Episode 5

Chris is forced to work for a major drug dealer... More to return the drugs stolen by Casey. When Rachel needs his help urgently, Chris must decide where his loyalties truly lie.

The Responder: Season 1 | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The Responder is as fast and riveting as a thriller and as harrowing as a documentary.

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(Freeman) fits the role of the troubled Carson perfectly.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

By the series midpoint I'd begun to think this was a superb piece of work.

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The Responder: Season 1 | Release Details

The Responder: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.