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Never one to shy away from a tough subject, writer Jimmy McGovern (pictured) has penned a new six-part, Liverpool set drama, Broken for BBC One.

Jimmy McGovern and Colin McKeown, LA Productions say; “We are both proud and privileged to be producing this new 6 part Primetime Drama Series for the BBC written by Jimmy McGovern from our home city of Liverpool.

Adding: “BBC is also the rightful home for this State of the Nation Piece. It plots the perspective of a local catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan and that of his congregation and their struggle with both Catholicism and contemporary Britain”.

Broken is produced by LA Productions and executive produced by Polly Hill for the BBC.

More info and casting is yet to be announced.