The BEST Episodes of Broken

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Network: BBC One

Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidante, counselor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life.

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Father Michael

#1 - Father Michael

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 4, 2017

Father Michael confesses to a shocked Helen, Chloe wreaks a devastating revenge and, on her deathbed, Father Michael's mother finally makes peace with her son and herself.

star 8.39
166 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Jimmy McGovern

#2 - Roz

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

Father Michael risks breaking the seal of confession as he tries to help Roz Demichelis, while his childhood flashbacks intensify as his mother's condition deteriorates.

star 8.01
189 votes
Directors: Noreen Kershaw
Writers: Colette Kane, Jimmy McGovern

#3 - Carl

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 27, 2017

Father Michael has to mediate when Helen's devout brother, Daniel, clashes violently with her gay neighbour, Carl, as all try to come to terms with Vernon's death.

star 7.92
173 votes
Directors: Noreen Kershaw
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan

#4 - Helen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 6, 2017

Father Michael counsels a desperate gambler, and a devoted mother witnesses the fatal police shooting of her mentally ill son - a tragedy the priest thinks he could have prevented.

star 7.88
255 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Jimmy McGovern

#5 - Andrew

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 13, 2017

With the community in shock, Father Michael comforts PC Powell, who is being pressured to back up his colleagues' questionable version of events.

star 7.77
203 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Nick Leather

#6 - Christine

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 30, 2017

Father Michael reaches out to a troubled parishioner, a single mother-of-three, who is badly struggling for money after a series of unfortunate events - but she rejects his attempts to help. The woman's mother then dies suddenly. Father Michael has to cope with his own frail mother, living 60 miles away, and as he deals with the effects of his own harsh, working-class upbringing and reflects on the conflicts within society at large, he questions how much of an impact he can really have on the ever-evolving spiritual landscape of modern-day Britain.

star 7.61
353 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Jimmy McGovern