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Help: Viewers Left 'Sobbing' After Watching 'Harrowing' Channel 4 Drama

Gregory Robinson

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Help: Viewers Left 'Sobbing' After Watching 'Harrowing' Channel 4 Drama

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Viewers of Channel 4's emotional drama Help were left sobbing and have praised Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham for their "incredible" performances.

Written by Jack Thorne, Help is a feature-length drama set in a fictional Liverpool care home during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer plays Sarah, a young car home worker, who develops a close friendship with 47-year-old care home resident Tony (played by Line of Duty star Stephen Graham), who has early-onset Alzheimer’s. 

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After airing on Thursday night, viewers praised the drama and the performances from its stars, with many people revealing the 'harrowing' programme left them in tears.

Taking to social media, one viewer tweeted: "Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham are magic on screen in Help. Raw and heartbreaking feature length drama, had me sobbing throughout. Truly incredible actors. Beautifully done, painfully emotional."

Viewers praised Jodie and Stephen's performances (Credit: Channel 4)
Viewers praised Jodie and Stephen's performances (Credit: Channel 4)

Similarly, another Twitter user shared their reaction: "Already had so much respect for care home workers, but even more so now. Jodie Comer and @StephenGraham73 smashed it in this. Absolutely heartbreaking to watch."

While a third person gave their take after watching: "#Help is harrowing and heartbreaking but so important. What an incredibly powerful drama. Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham are phenomenal."

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

When Speaking to Tyla about the new drama, Jodie said she ‘loved’ being able to speak in her real Liverpudlian accent while playing Sarah. Fans of Killing Eve may be more familiar with Jodie's Russian accent for Villanelle, the wicked yet charming assassin.

"I loved filming in my own accent and it’s the first time I’ve been able to do it in a long time," she explained. "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."

Help is available to stream on All4 now.

Topics: TV And Film, Jodie Comer, Channel 4

Gregory Robinson
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