London TV Screenings 2024: BBC and Fremantle release the first-look "The Responder" season two

Dancing Ledge Productions, owned by Fremantle, is responsible for titles such as "The Salisbury Poisonings" and "Crossfire". It will be part of Fremantle Presents at the London TV Screenings 2024.

29 FEB 2024

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BBC and Fremantle's Dancing Ledge Productions have released a selection of first-look images from the return of Tony Schumacher's "The Responder" ahead of its launch on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year. Fremantle is handling global sales and will showcase the series to international buyers as part of Fremantle Presents this Friday, March 1st, as part of London TV Screenings 2024.

Schumacher pens the six-time BAFTA-nominated and International Emmy-winning BBC drama and will see actors Martin Freeman, Adelayo Adedayo ("Unsaid Stories"; "Timewasters"), MyAnna Buring ("The Salisbury Poisonings"; "The Witcher"), Warren Brown ("Ten Pound Poms"; "Luther"), Josh Finan ("Baby Reindeer";" The Gentlemen"), Emily Fairn ("Mary & George"; "Black Mirror"), Philip S McGuinness ("The Batman"; "The Alienist") and Faye McKeever ("Little Boy Blue"; "The Moorside"), Mark Womack ("The Vanishing Man"; "Playing the Field") and Amaka Okafor ("Bodies"; "Greatest Days") reprise their roles.

The first series of "The Responder" held a mirror up to the emotional extremes of life on the front line of British policing – sometimes darkly funny, sometimes painfully tragic, and inevitably challenging. Released on the BBC in January 2022, it attracted 9.6m viewers. It was sold in 195 territories.

The title is written by Tony Schumacher and produced by Fremantle's Dancing Ledge Productions, who were recently named Production Company of the Year at the Edinburgh Television Awards 2023 for BBC One and iPlayer. Jeanette Nordahl, Mounia Akl, and Charlotte Regan direct it. It is produced by Barrington Robinson, with Laurence Bowen, Chris Carey, and Toby Bruce serving as executive producers for Dancing Ledge Productions. Rebecca Ferguson is the executive producer for the BBC. Filming took place in 2023 in and around Liverpool with support from the Liverpool Film Office. Fremantle is handling global distribution for the series.