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‘Pulled apart!’ Robert Glenister compares ‘tensions’ in new BBC show to ‘Brexit divisions'
BBC drama Sherwood to that caused by the Brexit Referendum in 2016.The Hustle actor appeared on The One Show today to promote Sherwood alongside Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt.Robert, 62, explained to The One Show presenters Jermaine Jenas and Alex Jones how the “same sort of divisions” are present in the new BBC drama as they were at the time of the Brexit vote.Sherwood is inspired by the tragic events that occured in the village of Annesley Woodhouse back in 2004. Two brutal murders shook the small Nottinghamshire village at the time, and the ways in which they affected the community are explored in James Graham’s gripping new show.Speaking to Jermaine today, Robert explained how the piece was “partly inspired by two tragic killings”, pointing out that the crimes occured in a traditional mining village.“The fugitives disappeared into Sherwood forest; it was the biggest manhunt this country’s ever known,” he reflected.He told the presenters how, because Nottinghamshire police “couldn’t manage" on their own, they had to call for reinforcements, which included the Met Police. “Consequently, it created huge tensions going back to the miners’ strike of 1984, when the Met came up to help police the picket lines,” he said.Robert stars as DI Kevin Salisbury opposite acclaimed actor David Morrissey, who plays DCS Ian St Clair in the dark mystery.During the interview, Robert went on to compare the community’s reaction to the country’s response to Brexit in more recent years. “This story is really about community and how events can divide communities, can divide families,” he said.“I mean, there is sort of a link to Brexit, if you like, because it caused the same sort of divisions. “It’s about the people - people who were