BBC The Responder viewers 'can't even explain' as they spot Martin Freeman's Scouse trait

Martin Freeman was praised as he reprised his role as Chris Carson in the second season of The Responder
Martin Freeman was praised as he reprised his role as Chris Carson in the second season of The Responder -Credit:BBC

The Responder viewers were thrilled as season two returned to our screens tonight.

The second series of the hit BBC show continued to explore Chris Carson's story after he narrowly avoided being sucked under by corruption. Martin Freeman has reprised his role as Chris, with the character trying to rebuild his personal relationships in the new season.

But he suffered a number of setbacks in the dramatic first episode as his ex wife revealed she may be about to relocate for a new job and take their daughter with her. Viewers were also introduced to Chris's dad, Tom, played by the legendary Bernard Hill, who sadly died today.

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Fans following the show on social media platform X were gripped by the episode as Chris and Tom engaged in a fiery argument that laid bare their estranged relationship. Martin wowed viewers in the first season with his interpretation of the Scouse accent.

In an interview with the ECHO, he revealed how proud he was with the response from people in Liverpool. He said: "I was very proud and relieved nobody was after me. It was nice to get the nod of approval from people. That meant a lot. It was easier coming back this time. It's like riding a bike because it's just more in you this time."

Viewers following the show on X heaped praise on Martin and said he has nailed the accent once again the second. Others said the actor has even mastered the art of carrying himself as a Scouser for the role.

Lisa said: "I am in love with Martin Freeman’s scouse accent" Nicola added: "He somehow has the Scouse body language spot on aswell. Can't even explain what it is but he's boss at it."

Stacey commented: "Martin Freeman in #TheResponder What an actor! Take a bow!"

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