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Kiefer Sutherland's television return in Touch drama

Kiefer Sutherland admits his new television role is "vastly different" from 24's counter-terrorist agent, Jack Bauer, but he has been able to find some similarities.

The Canadian actor is set to return to television screens in a new US drama, Touch - as Martin Bohm, a single father who is unable to communicate with his mute 11-year-old son, Jake.

In preparation for the role, Sutherland told the BBC's Genevieve Hassan that he spoke to parents of children with special needs who "had a kind of courage" that reminded him of Bauer.

"They face a similar situation day in, day out, and yet they confront it with the same enthusiasm and love," he said.

Video produced by Rachel Curtis.

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