Help viewers left ‘in floods of tears’ at Jodie Comer’s harrowing scenes as Covid rips through care home


HELP viewers have been left “in floods of tears” at Jodie Comer’s harrowing scenes as Covid ripped through a care home.

The Killing Eve actress performs a care home employee acknowledged as Sarah, who works at Bright Sky Homes, which takes care of aged and weak individuals.

Help viewers have been left in tears at Jodie Comer’s new Channel 4 dramaCredit: Channel 4
Jodie plays a care home worker in the middle of the Covid pandemic in March 2020
Jodie performs a care home employee inside the center of the Covid pandemic in March 2020Credit: Brian Sweeney

Set before and through March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic first hit the UK, Help proved to be a troublesome stay up for viewers from the get go.

Sarah began working at the care home before the pandemic and grows near Tony – carried out by Stephen Graham – a person with early onset dementia.

But as the pandemic hit, residents have been compelled to isolate of their rooms and cease having guests, before some began to die from the virus.

One scene seen a resident acknowledged as Kenny struggling to breathe as Sarah desperately struggled to get maintain of anybody to assist.

She educated her boss on the telephone: “Steve, Kenny merely will not be correctly, and I can’t get a health care provider out.”

In desperation, she sought Tony’s assist nevertheless it was too late, as Kenny handed away from the virus.

Viewers have been in tears at the scenes, with one writing on Twitter: “Heartbreaking drama #assist on C4. Set in a care home as Covid struck. It’s such a troublesome watch.”

Another added: “Devastating and utterly heartbreaking, but absolutely phenomenal. Whilst wiping back the tears – thank you to all those involved in telling this beautiful and important story. The truth… #Help @Channel4.”

A 3rd shared: “It’s onerous to look at, realizing what everybody is aware of now. Jeez it’s so unhappy!”

Meanwhile a fellow viewer tweeted: “There’s a strategy of unfolding horror in #Help. How scary it should’ve been to be working in a care home at that point – insufficient PPE, employees shortages, unforgivable lack of testing. And it’s not over.”

The Care Workers’ Charity was furthermore full of reward for the present, saying in a press launch: “As the UK’s Charity for  the social care workforce, we have been proud that the sector and its superb employees have been represented on this shifting and very environment friendly movie.  

“The acting of all involved was phenomenal – with the mood and setting of the piece perfectly conveying the apocalyptic nature of the experience endured by those who worked in the social-care sector during the  pandemic.

“We cannot praise Help enough for the way it accurately portrayed the feelings of despair and abandonment felt by those who work in the sector.”

Stephen Graham plays a care home resident with early onset dementia
Stephen Graham performs a care home resident with early onset dementiaCredit: Channel 4
The residents start to die as Covid rips through the care home
The residents begin to die as Covid rips through the care homeCredit: Channel 4

Help is accessible on All4.

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