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Jodie Comer And Stephen Graham's New Drama Help Drops On Channel 4

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Jodie Comer And Stephen Graham's New Drama Help Drops On Channel 4

Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham's new drama Help will drop on Channel 4 on Thursday evening, and it's set to be a gripping watch.

You can check out the trailer below:

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The one-off two-hour drama is written by Jack Thorne, who is known for His Dark Materials, and is set in Jodie and Stephen's hometown of Liverpool.

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Jodie stars as care home worker Sarah, who forms a connection with one of the residents Tony, played by Stephen, who is facing Young Onset Alzheimer's.

Directed by Marc Munden, who also directed Utopia, the drama follows the pair as March 2020 hits and they have to face the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The official synopsis reads, "A determined Sarah goes to extraordinary lengths to protect those in her care, whose conditions make their suffering and isolation all the more traumatic.

"But the staff's unwavering commitment, compassion and heroic efforts can only do so much, and Sarah is pushed into a dark corner and desperately looks for a way out."

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Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham star in the Channel 4 drama (Credit: Channel 4)
Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham star in the Channel 4 drama (Credit: Channel 4)

Stephen admitted he has wanted to work with Jodie 'for ages' and said they are both 'hugely passionate' about shining a light on people who were at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking of her involvement in the drama, Killing Eve star Jodie said: "For us to be able to explore such a relevant and emotive story through the eyes of such beautifully real characters, and in our home city of Liverpool, is a real honour.

"We're determined to do justice to so many of the untold stories and heroes that have been affected as a result of this crisis and to handle them with care."

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Writer Jack Thorne added: "Hearing the stories of those at the frontline, having people break down in tears on zoom in front of us has been incredibly moving and galling.

"Getting the story right will be incredibly important, we are aware of the pressure upon us, this has to be written and made with anger and precision. We hope we do it justice."

Help airs on Channel 4 on Thursday 16th September (Credit: Channel 4)
Help airs on Channel 4 on Thursday 16th September (Credit: Channel 4)

Speaking ahead of the film's release, Jodie said she loved being able to film in her native Liverpudlian accent. She explained: "I loved filming in my own accent and it's the first time I've been able to do it in a long time.

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"It was so wonderful to do it and to do it with Stephen. My accent gets so much stronger when I'm with him so it probably got very out of hand!

"I think it was so nice to celebrate Liverpool as it's so rarely seen on television. I've very rarely been able to use my own accent, so there was something really special about being able to explore that side of myself and the women that I know, and the fire that I know so many of the women in my life have. It kind of felt like a celebration."

You can watch Help on Thursday 16th September at 9pm on Channel 4.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, Jodie Comer

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