BBC One announce The Tourist, The Responder, Vigil and Time will all return for a second series

The four dramas are four of the BBC's top-rated dramas from the past year.


Speaking about the return of four top-rated BBC drama’s from the past year; The Tourist, The Responder, Vigil and Time, BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore said "The BBC is on fire creatively and the return of four of our biggest dramas over the last year demonstrates the sheer scale and range of storytelling on the BBC."


The Tourist, written by Harry and Jack Williams is the highest-rating drama of 2022 so far, having launched with a huge 12 million viewers and all six episodes were the most-watched episodes on BBC iPlayer in January this year with The Responder, written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, also performing brilliantly.


With nearly 10 million viewers across 30-days the Martin Freeman led drama is the second biggest new drama of 2022 so far. Both dramas will return for a second series with The Responder once again set and filmed in Liverpool.


In 2021, Vigil was the UK’s most-watched new drama launch in three years, since Bodyguard in 2018, attracting an audience of over 13 million viewers across 30-days for episode one, and the series overall had an average of 12.6m viewers (30-days). Vigil will return for a second series and will be set and filmed in Scotland again.


And Time, written by Jimmy McGovern, was both a critical and ratings hit in the UK and one of 2021’s highest performing new dramas with nearly 12 million viewers over 30-days for the series overall and the second series will welcome a new cast and be set in an all-female prison.


The Tourist, The Responder, Vigil and Time will return to BBC One