Jimmy McGovern’s new drama Broken, starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel, has been postponed until next Tuesday following the bomb attack in Manchester on Monday night.

The eagerly-awaited drama was due to debut last night on BBC One, but the BBC opted to show a repeat of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II instead.

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Jimmy McGovern on new BBC drama Broken

A statement from the BBC read: “Following last night’s tragic events in Manchester, BBC One’s new drama series Broken will not start tonight as planned but has been rescheduled for next Tuesday 30 May’.

The six-part drama tells the tale of Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic Priest in Northern England.

Bean said: ‘I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again. His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today.”