THE second season of The Responder is set to air next week.

Padgate actor Warren Brown, as Ray Mullen, is among the stars of the show which was filmed across the north west.

The drama features Hollywood actor Martin Freeman, who portrays Chris, an urgent response police officer.

Freeman, who rose to fame in BBC show The Office and has gone on to star in films such as Black Panther and the Hobbit, was pictured filming at Taylor Park in St Helens and streets nearby for the first series.

Here is the trailer

The first episode of the series will air on Sunday, May 5.

Season 2 will pick up six months after the end of season 1, with Chris attempting to rebuild his life and relationships while still dealing with the relentless trauma of being a night response officer.

The Responder will air on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday, May 5.