Martin Freeman

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The 50 best TV shows of 2022: No 5 – The Responder
Martin Freeman was superb as a bent Merseyside copper in this propulsive, state-of-the-nation drama. Gritty, fascinating, challenging, it was a masterwork of ethical conundrums

Kate Abbott

15, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review – grief shadows superhero sequel
Shaped around the loss of its original hero Chadwick Boseman, this take pays tribute to the late actor with fiery performances and great spectacle

Peter Bradshaw

08, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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TV tonight: a complicated end to Martin Freeman’s family comedy-drama
Ally (Haggard) and Paul (Freeman) have a dramatic argument in Breeders. Plus: will four months of simulated parenting change a woman’s view of motherhood? Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall and Danielle De Wolfe

31, Aug, 2022 @5:20 AM

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The week in TV: Breeders; Night Coppers; The Terminal List; Sneakerhead; Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard raise a glass or 12 to the pressures of parenthood; after-hours Brighton proves demanding to police; and Big Zuu is a feast of fun

Barbara Ellen

17, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Martin Freeman: ‘I’m one of few people in my family who would ever unironically go into a church’
The cuddly Bilbo and John Watson actor, 50, tells Rich Pelley about squash, lefty politics, having a little faith and reserving the right to be difficult

Rich Pelley

16, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘None of it has felt insurmountable’: Amanda Abbington on Sherlock, separation and her fiancé’s nightmare fall
After her show-stealing turn in the Steven Moffat drama, the actor is returning to comedy with his play The Unfriend. She talks about why funny women intimidate men, her daredevil partner – and coping with the accident that befell him

Arifa Akbar

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Gorgeous is my business’ … how blond billboard bombshell Angelyne became an LA icon
Mystery has shrouded Angelyne ever since her giant ads besieged LA. Now a new drama starring Emmy Rossum and Martin Freeman is telling her astonishing story – and she’s furious about it. We track down the pink-Corvette-driving star

Sian Cain

19, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: The Responder; Trigger Point; The Gilded Age; Survivors: Portraits of the Holocaust
As a Liverpool copper in meltdown, Martin Freeman excels in Tony Schumacher’s unmissable drama; the clock’s ticking for ITV’s new bomb disposal series; and Downton Abbey, New York-style

Barbara Ellen

30, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Martin Freeman is at the end of his tether in The Responder
The actor adopts a scouse accent for his gritty portrayal of an officer in crisis. Plus, it’s tough times in Keeping Up With the Aristocrats. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Alexi Duggins and Henry Wong

24, Jan, 2022 @6:10 AM

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‘Something is about to go off’ – Martin Freeman on playing an explosively dodgy cop
The Hollywood star is playing a Liverpudlian officer on night patrol in The Responder, pinching cigarettes off corpses and eating their unfinished meals. How true to life is this? And how’s his Scouse accent?

Mark Lawson

07, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Martin Freeman’s teenage obsessions: ‘I still think that rude-boy skinhead look is hard to beat’
The Hobbit actor, who is back on TV in the sitcom Breeders, recalls sharp dressing on a budget, discovering Public Enemy and how Michael Caine got him into film

As told to Rich Pelley

27, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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TV tonight: Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard are still chaotic parents
The duo return for another series of Sky One comedy Breeders. Plus: a Supervet Special. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

27, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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