If Sean Bean isn’t at least nominated at next year’s BAFTAs for his performance as Father Michael Kerrigan, we’ll eat our hats.

The series hasn’t been an easy, or, if we’re honest, cheerful watch most of the time, but it’s been utterly compelling. As it draws to a close, all of Michael’s demons seem to be gathering.

As his mother’s health worsens, he helps Roz’s daughter Chloe as she targets betting shops she feels contributed to her mum’s suicide. Meanwhile, Michael is tormented about whether
to confess to ignoring Helen’s call for help. All of which leads him to contemplate his future…

We promise there won’t be a dry eye in the house in the final scenes.