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Re: Time
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2021, 08:14:31 AM »
Time | Sean Bean and Stephen Graham prison thriller | Trailer - BBC

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Delighted the news has been released that TIME will be on @bbcone weekly from Sunday 6 June at 9pm

Also... couldn’t be more honoured and thrilled to be reunited again with #stephengraham #jimmymcgovern and to work alongside such a fantastic and talented cast & crew on this project 👍 
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What does it take to survive?
Sean Bean and @stephengraham73
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#Time / Streaming from 6 June /
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BBC announces launch date and releases first trailer for Time, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham
The first trailer, new pictures and launch date for Time, a new drama by Jimmy McGovern, have been released by the BBC.
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The three-part series starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham will air weekly on BBC One from Sunday 6 June at 9pm, with the full series available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer once episode 1 has aired.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2021/time-trailer-airdates

Stephen Graham and Sean Bean's new BBC prison drama releases first-look trailer
The three-parter is set to premiere on June 6.
https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a36500968/stephen-graham-sean-beans-bbc-prison-drama-time-trailer/


BBC drama Time: BBC unveils first look at new Sean Bean and Stephen Graham prison drama
https://www.entertainmentdaily.co.uk/tv/bbc-drama-time-bbc-unveils-first-look-at-new-sean-bean-and-stephen-graham-prison-drama/


Time Online Panel Discussion and Q&A - Remote Virtual Audience Event

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oin us for an exclusive online panel event for BBC One’s major new drama, Time. Filmed in and around Liverpool and written by Liverpool’s very own multi-Bafta winner Jimmy McGovern.

Time is an emotional and high-stakes portrayal of life in a British prison; Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) is consumed by guilt after accidentally killing an innocent man. Accepting his four year sentence and separated from his family, he meets Eric McNally (Stephen Graham), a caring prison officer doing his best to protect those in his charge. However when one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice; between his principles and his family.

Our host will join writer Jimmy McGovern (Anthony, Accused), and cast members Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Virtues) and Hannah Walters (This is England, Pirates of the Caribbean). We’re hopeful that other cast members will be able to attend the virtual event dependent on their filming schedules.

Apply now to hear exclusive filming insights, watch  clips and have the opportunity to ask your own questions directly to the writer and cast.

Successful applicants will be invited to watch and listen to the live event, which will be streamed online. Full instructions for accessing the content will be provided ahead of the event.

Please note that this programme will be broadcast post-watershed and the content of some of the discussion will not be suitable for a young audience, so applicants must be aged 18 or above.

Before applying please ensure you have read the Online Premieres and Events Privacy Notice. 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/time-panel-discussion-2jun21



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Re: Time
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2021, 08:35:17 AM »
Everything You Need to Know About 'Time', Stephen Graham and Sean Bean's New BBC Drama
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It’s fair to say that anything graced by Stephen Graham is likely to be a must watch. In a career that’s spanned his breakthrough role as Compo in This Is England to Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire right through to The Virtues and Line of Duty, he’s rarely picked a dud production to be part of.

The same goes for Sean Bean, finding fame in Sharpe in the ‘90s, where he played a fictional soldier in the Napoleonic wars. Hollywood soon came calling and he went on to star in Patriot Games, Ronin and then the Lord of The Rings trilogy, where he found his natural home in the fantasy realm, which led to his now iconic part as Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.

And now, *dramatic movie voiceover* For the first time in history, the two legends of the screen will unite in Time, the gritty BBC prison drama by Jimmy McGovern. Actually, if we’re splitting hairs, it’ll be the second time these best-of-British actors will share screen time, as they previously starred in the 2012 drama, Accused, which was also penned by McGovern. However, rather than just a stand-alone episode, Time will be a whole, meaty three-parter that looks at the bleak realities of life in prison, and the power struggles within the jail.

As these two acting world giants get ready to go head-to-head in one of the year’s most anticipated dramas, here’s everything we know so far about the series so far.

Let’s not beat around the bush: it’s heavy from the off. The synopsis says: “Seen through the eyes of two very different men, Time is a visceral and high-stakes portrayal of life in the modern British penal system. It is a story of guilt and forgiveness, punishment and penitence and the impact that prison has on all those who pass through it.” Phew.

 The men (described by McGovern as “two of the greatest actors on the planet”) each cover both sides of the prison system: prisoner and prison officer. But, things aren’t quite as clear cut as that, as they’re both struggling with their positions in jail.

We last saw Graham on screen getting his throat sliced for being “a rat” - an undercover cop in a gang in Line of Duty. He’s flipped to the other side again now, and plays Eric McNally, a prison officer, who looks to be a decent enough bloke. That’s until one of the prisoners discovers a compromising secret that puts his family in danger - how far will he go to protect them?

Bean is the one doing time, playing the permanently shell-shocked teacher Mark Cobden, who can’t believe he’s found himself in prison. But it transpires he’s killed an innocent man, and he’s eaten up with guilt as it was an accident. There’s some proper watching-through-your-fingers moments as Cobden navigates the brutal prison system and the people trapped within it. Let’s just say you might want to pass on a cup of tea with extra sugar.

It’s a luvvie-in, of course. Stephen Graham says: “It is an absolute honour to be working with Jimmy again, I’m feeling blessed. I can’t wait to get stuck in. Of course, I am made up to be back on set with Sean.”

Sean Bean says: “Getting to be involved in a Jimmy McGovern drama again is a real privilege and it will be great to be reunited with Stephen. Mark Cobden is another of Jimmy’s complex and superbly written characters and I am looking forward to bringing him to life on screen.”

It’s being blasted on to your telly box on Sunday 6 June at 9pm on BBC One. Until then, you’ll just have to bide your….Time. Sorry.
https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/tv/a36529282/stephen-graham-sean-bean-time-bbc/

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Re: Time
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2021, 11:27:54 AM »
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@HmpWakefield wonder how many prisoners in your prison plus ones all over the country will be watching this. Coming to BBC 1 in two weeks time.    Time. A prison drama. Sean Bean is a fine actor.

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Re: Time
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2021, 04:20:18 AM »
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How the Game of Thrones toughie Sean Bean turned jail wimp

The actor tells Ed Potton how he’s playing against type as a middle-class wuss in Time, Jimmy Govern’s prison drama

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Sean Bean has built a career on playing bits of rough. He was Napoleonic rough in Sharpe, Middle-earth rough in The Lord of the Rings, Westerosi rough in Game of Thrones, and even arthouse rough in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio. So it’s a shock to see him in Time — the pulverising new prison drama from Jimmy McGovern, the creator of Cracker and The Lakes — portraying a wimp.

Well, a relative wimp because Mark, the first-time middle-class convict whom Bean plays in the BBC three-parter, contends with prison in the way most of us would: with meek, wide-eyed terror. He tries to keep his head down but the bullies soon catch up with him. Nasty pieces of work who douse their 
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-the-game-of-thrones-toughie-sean-bean-turned-jail-wimp-9gj6pmn2w

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Re: Time
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2021, 01:54:59 AM »
 
Time   Episode 1
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Sun 6 Jun 2021  21:00  BBC ONE
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09fs2x4


You can watch an exclusive Q&A With Stephen Graham And Stars Of Major New BBC One Drama, Time
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Join award-winning actor Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, The Virtues) and leading writer Jimmy McGovern for an exclusive online panel discussion and Q&A, ahead of the launch of BBC One’s gripping new prison drama, Time.
On Wednesday 2 June at 6pm the BBC will host a live online event, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Jessie Aru-Phillips, when fans will be able to put questions to the stars of the show, including Stephen Graham, Hannah Walters and other leading cast members, plus writer Jimmy McGovern.

There will also be the chance to see exclusive clips ahead of the official broadcast on BBC One, Sunday 6 June at 9pm. . Time is a visceral, emotional and high-stakes portrayal of life in a British prison. Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) is consumed by guilt after accidentally killing an innocent man. Accepting his four year sentence and separated from his family, he meets Eric McNally (Stephen Graham), a caring prison officer doing his best to protect those in his charge.
 
https://theguideliverpool.com/you-can-watch-an-exclusive-qa-with-stephen-graham-and-stars-of-major-new-bbc-one-drama-time/




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Re: Time
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2021, 05:39:18 AM »
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Re: Time
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2021, 01:01:34 AM »
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Want all the behind-the-scenes secrets of BBC Studios' #Time?
Join us tomorrow for a virtual panel, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside @bbcnorthpr with Liverpool's own Jimmy McGovern, Stephen Graham, Hannah Walters (@waltersgraham) and more to hear exclusive filming insights, watch unseen clips and ask your own questions.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPl7KoHMqQY/



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🗣LIVE @6pm  https://bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/time-panel-discussion-2jun21
Don’t forget - sign up for the #Time Q&A I’m hosting with legendary Merseysde  scriptwriter #JimmyMcGovern,
 fab Scouse actor @StephenGraham73
 recently played officer John
 Corbett in #lineofduty co-star @HannahWalters74
 & director @LewisAEA
 
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**You can get your questions into the panellists ** 
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Sean Bean forced to take break from filming BBC drama Time due to Covid scare

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Sean Bean was forced to take a 10-day break from filming the BBC’s new prison drama Time, due to a coronavirus scare, the director has said.

Bean plays the newly imprisoned Mark Cobden in the series, written by Jimmy McGovern, while Stephen Graham appears as Eric McNally, a principled jail officer.

Lewis Arnold, who directed the three episodes, said the production had to carry on without many of its stars, including Bean, following a health scare.

He said: “We were filming in Liverpool during the height of the pandemic, we had to change the plan every day.

“We lost Sean Bean for 10 days and all of our main core cast because we had an incident with Covid.”

Arnold said the cast was “all fine”.

Arnold also discussed the difficulties of filming during a pandemic, with production taking place in Liverpool and at a prison in Shrewsbury.

He said: “Everything changed on a day-to-day basis.

“And the cast and the crew were so accommodating and understanding, and the work never really suffered, they found ways.

“And I think our producing team really struggled and still managed to hopefully create a drama where I hope you don’t feel it’s been filmed during the pandemic, with social distancing in place and all those kinds of things.”

Time also features actors Siobhan Finneran, Sue Johnston, David Calder, Nadine Marshall and Hannah Walters, who is Graham’s wife.

Graham, an established Hollywood star, praised the show’s “ensembleness”.

He said: “The amount of talent I feel, personally, that was on display in this piece, I know you’re following the story of these two men predominantly but the cast around is phenomenal.”

Time will air weekly on BBC One from Sunday June 6 at 9pm, with the full series available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer once episode one has aired.
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Re: Time
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2021, 07:40:10 AM »
'Time' with Sean Bean and Stephen Graham — cast interviews, release date, trailer and our guide to this new prison drama
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Sean Bean on Time's Mark Cobden...
Sean Bean plays mild-mannered teacher Mark Cobden who is brought to Craigmore Prison to start a four-year sentence for accidentally killing a man. But prison proves a terrible shock to Mark and life quickly becomes unbearable when he finds himself incarcerated alongside aggressive and disturbed fellow inmates.

Sean says: ‘Time tells you what it’s like for a regular guy to be imprisoned, and the nightmare that is,’ he says. ‘Mark has had an uninteresting, normal life where nothing much happens. But he suddenly finds himself taken to prison and locked up among a frightening bunch of people who are all going through their own suffering, mayhem and paranoia.'

To make matters worse, Mark, who’s estranged from wife Alicia (Nadine Marshall), misses his teenage son terribly, and is plagued with remorse about the crime he’s committed. ‘It’s a thing he can never atone for,’ says Sean. ‘He takes on all the responsibility and all the guilt because that's what he believes he should do.

‘Time is about lots of different facets of being imprisoned and guilt, suffering and inequality. You’ve got a real cauldron of emotions and violence and it’s every man for himself…’ 
https://www.whattowatch.com/watching-guides/a-quick-guide-to-sean-beans-new-prison-drama-time


BBC One’s Time was written with Sean Bean and Stephen Graham in mind
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BBC One prison drama Time was written with series leads Sean Bean and Stephen Graham in mind, according to creator Jimmy McGovern.

The “difficult to watch” series reunites the two actors, who previously co-starred together in a standalone episode of Accused, also penned by McGovern.

Speaking to RadioTimes.com and other press, McGovern said he had Bean and Graham “uppermost” in his thoughts when he wrote their characters: Mark (Bean), a soft-spoken inmate, and Eric (Graham), a principled prison guard.

“I did. I had those two [actors] uppermost in my thoughts all the way through,” he said. “Yeah, absolutely. Because I just think that they’ve got faces you’d die for, you know? Full of life; full of compassion and humanity. I think if you’re going to write about a prison, that’s the kind of thing you need, isn’t it? Compassion, humanity, experience all in the lines of those faces.”

Graham responded, “It’s such an honour for me to even hear that Jimmy’s considering me while he’s writing the character. For me, that’s something that’s beyond my wildest dreams.”

On working with Graham and McGovern again, Bean previously said, “Getting to be involved in a Jimmy McGovern drama again is a real privilege and it will be great to be reunited with Stephen. Mark Cobden is another of Jimmy’s complex and superbly written characters and I am looking forward to bringing him to life on screen.”
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/time-bbc-written-sean-bean-stephen-graham-newsupdate/


Liverpool gets set to take leading role as BBC drama Time airs on BBC One
https://theguideliverpool.com/liverpool-gets-set-to-take-leading-role-as-bbc-drama-time-airs-on-bbc-one/


Stephen Graham and Jimmy McGovern on 'Time', and How the Prison-Industrial Complex Fails Us
"Time says something that should be said about the British penal system - it’s not good, I’m afraid. It needs looking at”
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Halfway through Time, the new hard-hitting Jimmy McGovern prison drama, one of the guards, Eric McNally (Stephen Graham) is launched upon by a grieving mother outside the jail. Her son - in prison for manslaughter - has died in their care, and she cries out: “You put a seriously ill boy in segregation and that’s when he decided to kill himself!”. McNally replies: “You say he should have been in hospital, but that goes for half the men in this place. They should all be in mental hospitals, not in this nick. But there’s no room for them, so they stay here and we do the best we can.”

It’s a theme that runs at the heart of the often brutal three-part BBC series. The show focuses on two men’s experiences of either side of the system, Graham as the “firm but fair” prison guard, forced into an impossible moral dilemma; and Sean Bean as Mark Cobden, an older teacher serving time, wracked with guilt for killing a man while drink driving and who now has to navigate the ruthless workings and hierarchies of the jail.

 But beneath these two men’s stories, we’re also shown a no-holds barred inner workings of the prison industrial complex. It’s a look into the other side of the justice system, what happens to people once we lock them up in the hope of punishment, retribution or rehabilitation. The sad answer is almost always none of those things. What we see are desperate and disturbed men, many with mental health conditions; locked away, growing angrier, forced into violence or gang activity or turning to drugs, which are rife within the prison.

According to a Ministry of Justice report, as of November 2020, there are currently 78,838 prisoners in jail - the number of inmates has almost doubled since 1993 - and this is expected to rise to 98,700 by 2026. Nationwide austerity measures have had a devastating effect on prisons and their inmates. Speaking to Vice, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes said that more than 70 percent of inmates suffer significant mental health problems while serving time: “Prisoners are an 'out of sight, out of mind' group, and the myth of cushy, holiday-camp British jails is still the stuff of tabloid headlines. When prisons are pressured and punitive rather than rehabilitative, they create more of the very problems they were designed to tackle – post jail-term reoffending rates are at an all-time high.”

The creator of Time, Jimmy McGovern (also the writer behind The Lakes, Hillsborough and Accused) said it’s an issue that’s bothered him since the ‘80s, when he spent time leading writing workshops in prisons. At a launch event for the series, he said: “I was always fascinated by it for all kinds of reasons but the main reason is I always felt ‘there but for the grace of god go I’. I was young and skint once as well, I did a few naughty things but I was extremely lucky.”

As the drama expands to cover the back stories of the other prisoners (featuring highly-charged, emotive turns from Aneurin Barnard, Jack McMullen and Jonathan Harden) we’re given a glimpse into the motivations for their crimes - desperation, poverty, revenge, even “saving face”. In some of the most unfortunate cases, it’s simply making the wrong split-second decision, like Mark getting in his car after a vodka session. McGovern added that we’re all potentially not too far from finding ourselves in a similar situation: “I’ve been close, especially when I was a young man, I was a headcase, I really was. But Time says something that should be said about the British penal system - it’s not good, I’m afraid. It needs looking at.”

Graham agreed: “I think there’s certain elements or things we could do that could put us in those situations, or things which are beyond our control which could put us in those situations.” But, he noted, “There’s those elements of the system itself that can also go against the individual.

“[Series like Time] have that term ‘difficult to watch’. So why is this difficult to watch? It’s because it’s coming into your living room and like Jimmy says, we need to look at the penal system, and certain elements within it.”

As part of Graham’s role, he swatted up on life on the inside through the Channel 4 documentary series Prison: “I just thought it was brilliant, it gave such an insight which was magnificent, it was tearful and [full of] things which our piece goes into and develops, such as people who are in prison who shouldn’t really be, they should be in a mental institution”.

He also spent time with a prison officer of 30 years who gave him further insight on the role of prison guard: “After about two and a half hours with him I came back and I kind of got into character and opened the cell door. I stood in there with my back to the door, opened the flap before I went in. You always make sure you have your back to the door, that you don’t get trapped in the cell. The fella was helping me with other stuff, such as treating each prisoner differently, like a human being, but also having that firm but fair thing that’s also in the script. I soaked it up like a sponge.”

The drama was filmed in and around Liverpool and in a disused prison in Shrewsbury that was painted a colour that was intentionally made to look miserable and oppressive - a greying tone that washes out the actors that the set designer specially created for the job. Graham said: “When that seeps out of the walls, as an actor, I find they’re creating a playground for us to believe we’re in, which is 98 percent of the job for us, to believe where you are. The environment of the prison was so brilliantly done.”

The climax of Time comes to a gripping end and questions the idea of crime and punishment and whether atonement is ever truly possible. It’s something that will have viewers mulling over long after the credits finish. Graham added: “Time is not overtly political, or ramming an opinion down anyone’s throats but if it’s difficult to watch it’s because you’re looking at a society which is represented by yourself.

“Jimmy’s putting a mirror up to society and going, ‘I’m not sure if we’re getting this right?’ It makes you think. And if I can be part of something to make you think for a split second after it, then that’s all I ever wanted to be a part of. Something that says something socially, d’you know what I mean?”

Time starts on BBC One on Sunday June 6 at 9pm.
https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/tv/a36616044/time-stephen-graham-and-jimmy-mcgovern-interview/



Time: tough lessons from life inside
Sean Bean, Stephen Graham and Jimmy McGovern on the harsh realities behind the prison drama

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Over the past 20 years three working-class men have done more to define and challenge what it is to be a British man on TV than almost anyone else — writer Jimmy McGovern, Stephen Graham and Sean Bean. In Time, McGovern’s new prison drama, they reunite for the first time since Tracie’s Story, a 2012 episode of Accused. Bean plays Mark Cobden, a teacher, husband and father who is jailed for manslaughter and finds the brutality of prison life too much for his soft background. Graham is Eric McNally, the prison officer trying to protect him but putting his family in peril as a result.

Jimmy McGovern As a kid all the hard boys used to talk about Risley prison in Warrington
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/time-tough-lessons-from-life-inside-pj9kpthlj


BBC One’s Time star Stephen Graham likes that his work is difficult to watch
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/time-stephen-graham-bbc-difficult-to-watch-newsupdate/


7 Questions with… Time actor James Nelson-Joyce

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What was it like working with Sean Bean?

Sean’s a gentleman. The mad thing is you forget how old he is, you forget his age. He’s just a gentleman. He walks round on set, he introduces himself to everyone, he’s always there if anyone wants a coffee.

When it came to the scenes, I remember halfway through the shoot, I was stepping on one morning and he just went: “Oh, no – not you again James!” Because basically every scene I’m in, I’m making his life hell.

I just walked away from it with a bit of a man crush on him, if I’m honest.
https://celebrity.land/en/7-questions-with-time-actor-james-nelson-joyce/


Time [DVD] [2021] Release date : 5 July 2021

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B096KR49LC/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=time&qid=1622753278&s=dvd&sr=1-2


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Re: Time
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2021, 05:44:09 AM »
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Time on BBC location: Inside the prison of Sean Bean series

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Time is the eagerly-anticipated prison drama starring none other than actors Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. The series tells the story of a newly imprisoned Mark Cobden (played by Sean Bean) who is racked with guilt for the crime he committed, while prison officer Eric (Stephen Graham) faces a moral dilemma. Time will premiere on BBC One on Sunday, June 6, at 9pm.

What prison was Time filmed at?
Time was shot in and around Liverpool, the hometown of former This is England and Line of Duty star actor Graham.

But the majority of the show, which is set in a prison, was actually filmed around 50 miles away.

Director Lewis Arnold told press, including Express.co.uk, that these scenes were shot at Shrewsbury Prison.


The building was opened in 1793 but in January 2013, it was announced that the prison was scheduled for closure with its remaining inmates being transferred elsewhere.

 Arnold explained: "The prison wasn't in Liverpool because you obviously have to go to a disused prison and the visiting room, our designer took an old school gym and turned it into a visit room which was wonderful.

"Eric's and Sonia's house was in Liverpool so there were many elements shot in Liverpool but the majority of the key prison stuff, the landings, were shot in a disused prison which ironically myself and the executive producer shot in five years ago when it first closed.

"It was supposed to be turned into student accommodation but that never happened lucky for us so we were able to use it now."

Arnold continued: "We looked at so many different prisons as well but that prison had such a feeling, energy, especially when [the set designer] went in and put a visual stamp on it.

"And it's been left that way, they didn't want us to repaint it so it still very much looks like what we left it.

"I think there's even a cell there that they left as Sean's [Bean] cell and Eric's little booth so people can see it if they wanted to.

Filming took place for Time at the prison in the latter half of 2020.

Time will air weekly on BBC One but following the first episode's release, all three instalments will be ready to watch on BBC iPlayer.

BBC’s Controller of Drama, Piers Wenger said: “Jimmy [McGovern, creator] has a unique style of creating thought-provoking dramas which tell raw and emotional stories, and Time is exactly that.

"With Sean and Stephen in lead roles, Jimmy and Lewis behind the camera, Time is a shining example of British drama talent at its best.”

Time will start on Sunday, June 6, at 9pm on BBC One.
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1445222/time-bbc-location-filming-prison-sean-bean-stephen-graham


The Afternoon Show  starting at 14.13 min.
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Acclaimed screenwriter Jimmy McGovern discusses his brand new BBC three part prison-set series Time, starring a brilliant cast of Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.
 
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Meet the cast of Time

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Read on for everything you need to know about the cast and characters in BBC drama Time.
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This Sunday night sees the start of Liverpool screenwriter Jimmy McGovern's new drama 'Time', starring Sean Bean and Stephan Graham.

Filmed in a North West prison, he spoke to BBC North West about growing up in Liverpool and filming during the pandemic 
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BBC Time Q&A with Jimmy McGovern & Stephen Graham with some clips.
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Join us for an exclusive online panel event for BBC One’s major new drama, Time. Filmed in and around Liverpool and written by Liverpool’s very own multi-Bafta winner Jimmy McGovern. 
https://www.facebook.com/Liverpoolfilmoffice/videos/1786948944822797/



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Time     Episode 1   
 Today  21:00  BBC ONE
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Mark Cobden is sent to prison and has to learn quickly how to survive. When an inmate identifies prison officer Eric McNally’s weakness, he faces an impossible choice.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09fs2x4



Episode 1: Time  BBC One  Sun 6 Jun 10pm - 11pm
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New series. Prison drama, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. A newly arrived prisoner has to adapt quickly to his dangerous new surroundings, while reflecting on the crime that brought him here. He finds himself sharing a cell with a troubled young man who murdered his father and is suffering panic attacks. Meanwhile, an officer encounters a threat against his son, who is serving time in a different prison. 
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“Horrible places, prisons,” a character says matter-of-factly at one point in Jimmy McGovern’s tough drama and, on what we’ve seen, it’s hard to disagree. From the start we’re drawn into a hard, alien world alongside hesitant Mark (Sean Bean), entering prison for the first time in his 50s. Asked what he is in for, he replies that he killed a man. But he doesn’t look capable of it, and his mild, decent demeanour – he was a schoolteacher – hardly equips him for prison life.

The early scenes give a sense of Mark adjusting to his new home: his cellmate (Aneurin Barnard) tormented by mental illness; the hard man on his wing (a terrifying turn from James Nelson-Joyce); and a seemingly decent prison officer, Eric (Stephen Graham). But Eric has his own problems, as McGovern charts the outline of a system that clamps its jaws on everyone involved. It’s not an upbeat story but it’s painfully well told. (All three parts are available on iPlayer from tonight.)
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/nsfb4m/time-season-1/?episode=nsfb4p






Why Jimmy McGovern's prison drama Time is 'difficult to watch'

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Sean Bean and Stephen Graham star in BBC One's new prison drama Time, which begins on Sunday. The three-part series has been written by Jimmy McGovern, who says he hopes it shines a light on the reality of the British penal system.

McGovern, a renowned screenwriter who was also behind Hillsborough, Broken and Accused, says he initially had the idea of setting a drama in a cell block nearly four decades ago.

"From about 1982 onwards, I did a fair bit of work in prisons," he recalls. "I was always popping in there, doing the writer's workshop, popping out again. And I was always fascinated by it for all kinds of reasons.

"But I think the main reason is I always felt 'there but for the grace of God go I'. Because I was young and skint once, and I did a few naughty things, but I was extremely lucky." (McGovern has admitted committing non-violent crimes in his youth.) "And I'm always looking for stories, and the thing about a British prison is it's full of stories."

Liverpool-born McGovern's latest drama Time follows Mark Cobden (played by Bean), a former teacher who has been sentenced to four years inside for drink-driving, after a road accident he was involved in left a cyclist dead.

To start with, the impression the viewer gets is that Cobden doesn't belong here. He's a gentle, well-educated man, who has found himself locked up with some seriously vile and violent young men, who think nothing of literally torturing one another.

"Some scenes should almost certainly carry a content warning, if they should even be shown at all," says Digital Spy in its otherwise favourable review. "It's bleak stuff," agrees The Evening Standard. "There's a sense of grim, almost tragic inevitability to many of the stories that unfurl over the course of three episodes."

Ultimately, Cobden has to adapt and toughen up if he wants to survive. One of several points McGovern seems to be making is that the system is stacked against even the most well-intentioned and well-behaved prisoners.

But there are other themes at play too. The inmates are under-stimulated. There is drug-taking, blackmail, abuse and self-harm. Fights break out over food and phone calls. One character makes the point that their prison has nearly as many staff members as inmates. Another suggests that half of the convicts belong in a mental health facility rather than a prison.

McGovern supports the penal system overall - it's where many criminals belong, he comments, particularly those who are violent. Indeed, viewers will feel a sense of relief that prisons exist when they see some of the characters' behaviour. But he clearly wants to highlight particular elements which, in his view, could be improved.

"[The series] says something that should be said about the penal system, and it's not good," McGovern says. "The British penal system is not good I'm afraid, it needs looking at."

He gets more specific in another interview with BBC Radio 4's Today. "There should be more meaningful activity in British prisons. There should be education and training and jobs," he says.

"At the moment, the vast majority of prisoners are locked up 23 hours a day because of Covid, but even when Covid isn't there, they're still locked up in cells for long periods of time, and they should not be. We should aim to send them out better than when they went in."

In response, a Prison Service spokesman tells BBC News: "We know education is key to reducing reoffending and cutting crime, which is why we are creating a new Prisoner Education Service and work with around 400 employers to provide work and learning opportunities to offenders.

"We have kept education running throughout the pandemic where possible, and prisons are now easing restrictions in line with public health advice."

Bean and Graham previously worked together in the second series of Accused, which was also written by McGovern.

Here, Graham plays prison officer Eric McNally - another of the show's tough characters, albeit with a seemingly good heart. He ends up in a conflicted and unenviable position when inmates get wind that his own son has wound up in another prison, and use that information to threaten him.

Time is hardly the first gritty drama that Graham has found himself appearing in: This Is England, White House Farm and The Irishman are among his other films and TV credits. But the dark and often violent themes running through many of his performances are precisely what attracts Graham to them in the first place.

The actor says: "I love the fact that stuff I do is difficult to watch for people." He pauses for a moment. "What was that one on Netflix, set in the big house or whatever, that was dead successful over lockdown?"

His wife, fellow actor Hannah Walters, ventures an answer: "Bridgerton?"

"Yeah, that was not difficult to watch," continues Graham. "So why is this difficult to watch? Because it's coming into your living room and, as Jimmy said, we've got to look at the penal system, we need to look at certain things and elements within this piece.

"It's not overly political or ramming the message down your throat. But if it's difficult to watch, that's because you're looking at a society which is represented by yourself. So surely it's putting a mirror up to society, and going, 'Not sure if we're getting this right here.' So maybe that's why it's difficult to watch, because it makes you think. And that's all I ever wanted to be a part of. Something that's saying something socially. I want everything I do to be difficult to watch."

Like much of McGovern's work, Time is set in the north of England. The writer clearly enjoys telling stories from less well-represented parts of the country, but doing so throws up some unexpected challenges.

The crime and violence that runs through much of McGovern's work presents something of a Catch 22 - in so far as he wants to bring attention and work to northern cities, but without always depicting them negatively. Interestingly, Graham actually lost out on a role in the second series of Accused for this reason.

"There was a taxi driver [character] who takes a girl to the airport and goes back and burgles her house," McGovern recalls. "It was absolutely perfect for Stephen Graham, and I said, 'We can't have Stephen. We cannot have a Scouser playing the burglar, because of the negative stereotype attached to the city.'"

The taxi driver role eventually went to Andy Serkis, and Graham was instead cast as a different character in a different episode of the anthology series.

"And yet, at the same time, you want the work in the city," McGovern says, highlighting the benefits a TV production can bring to the local economy. "These are highly-paid and skilled jobs. So the only way around that, I think, is to shoot in the city but not necessarily set it in the city. But that leaves you wide open to charges of not giving Scouse actors jobs in Scouse dramas."
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57346626



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In #TheBigRTInterview, we speak to Jimmy McGovern all about his new BBC drama #Time - including what it was like working with leading stars Stephen Graham and Sean Bean
https://radiotimes.com/tv/drama/jimmy-mcgovern-time-bbc-prison-big-rt-interview/ 
https://twitter.com/RadioTimes/status/1401448880181366787


Jimmy McGovern on new BBC prison drama Time: “I didn’t want to write an easy villain”
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The writer only recently learnt that Graham’s father is Black, which fascinated him: “I said, ‘You’re not Black,’ and he said, ‘I am!’” Does Graham identify as a Black person? “I don’t know how he identifies but he’s the most relaxed, unburdened man you’ll ever meet in your life.”
If you tell me Sean Bean is too, I won’t believe you! “Oh, Sean’s not Black,” McGovern says, misunderstanding me. “Sean’s a white working-class Yorkshire man.”
But if you’re about to tell me he’s completely chilled and relaxed… “No, he’s OK, Sean – he’s a lovely man. I love him to bits, like.” 
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/jimmy-mcgovern-time-bbc-prison-big-rt-interview/


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Tonight 9pm @BBCOne #Time. Written by the brilliant
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 second wave and with an array of talent both in-front
 and behind the camera - please do tune in! All
 episodes on @BBCiPlayer after ep1 airs
 

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So proud of LMA student Lee Morris appearing as Sean Bean's son in BBC One's new drama 'Time'. Written by friend of LMA Jimmy McGovern and also starring another big supporter of ours Stephen Graham." Congratulations Lee, what a cast to share the screen with!   

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The show continues to air on @bbcone Sunday nights at 9pm or you can watch all episodes now on the @bbciplayer
Thanks to all the cast, crew and individuals who helped to get this over the line especially our leader and producer @simaloney
Artwork by @brutalposters_ commissioned to make this poster for #Time
Check out his amazing work.

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'If ever there was an advert not to break the law, that was it!' Viewers are left morbidly enthralled by BBC prison drama Time as they brand it 'a riveting yet equally uncomfortable hour of TV'

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Viewers of BBC One's new prison drama Time were left shocked yet enthralled after Sunday evening's debut episode.
Comments appeared on Twitter branding the show 'almost unwatchable' and 'absolutely brutal' - yet viewers admitted they'd be tuning in for the rest of the three-part series.
The show - which sees Line Of Duty's Stephen Graham and Game Of Thrones' Sean Bean play a prison officer and prisoner in the drama - wowed fans after episode one, which featured violence, suicide and the 'grim' reality of life in jail.
One viewer tweeted: '#Time was a very stressful hour... prison is a bit of a phobia for me, not sure I’ll be able to watch next week. It was excellent though - fantastic performances and writing but very very stressful!'
Another posted: 'If ever there was an advert not to break the law, that was it!'

A third penned: 'Time on #BBC1 is unbelievably grim. Grim, but accurate. Really communicates the oppression, violence and alienation of prison life. Sean Bean is utterly superb, the script and direction are excellent. But it's so powerful and true-to-life that it's almost unwatchable!'

'Oh my god I think I almost cried about five times during that opening episode Jesus, incredible but absolutely brutal and punishing to watch!' a fourth remarked.
 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9660135/Viewers-left-morbidly-enthralled-BBC-prison-drama-Time.html



Time viewers hail “sensational” Sean Bean in “grim” BBC drama
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Jimmy McGovern’s new prison drama Time got off to a great start on BBC One last night (Sunday 6th June) and viewers were captivated – if a little shaken – by the first episode of the brutal three-part series.

The series follows Mark (Sean Bean), a former school teacher who finds himself forced to adjust to life in prison, and Eric (Stephen Graham) a long-time prison guard who finds his principles challenged by a run-in with a dangerous inmate.

The performances of acting heavyweights Graham and Bean came in for particular praise from fans, with many taking to social media to express their views.

One viewer wrote, “20 minutes into #Time & I don’t think I have drawn breath. Played beautifully & with intensity by @StephenGraham73 & Sean Bean, this is another superb piece of writing from Jimmy McGovern.”

Another fan Tweeted, “Thought #Time was absolutely fantastic. Sean Bean showing a real vulnerability & Stephen Graham was immense as always, Aneurin Barnard was absolutely brilliant as Bernard. Going to savour this and not binge! Jimmy McGovern knocks it out the park again.”

And a third added, “Just finishing watching Time on BBC, one of the best drama’s I’ve seen, the story, the acting, all impeccable, Sean Bean and @StephenGraham73…Brilliant.”

Speaking of the performances, one viewer wrote, “Sean Bean and Stephen Graham have got to be two of the best British actors of all time. Great start to a programme this.”

Bean’s performance was variously described as “sensational”, “a bit special”,  and “utterly superb” with one viewer saying that he “absolutely smashed it.”

And another fan made light of Bean’s much joked about habit of being killed off early in a series, writing, “Sean Bean and Stephen Graham two of our best actors in a gritty prison drama written by the superb Jimmy McGove
Viewers were also quick to point out how true to life and bleak the drama was, with one fan branding it “almost unwatchable” as a result of how powerful it was.

“Time on #BBC1 is unbelievably grim,” he said. “Grim, but accurate. Really communicates the oppression, violence and alienation of prison life. Sean Bean is utterly superb, the script and direction are excellent. But it’s so powerful and true-to-life that it’s almost unwatchable.”
Time continues on BBC One on Sunday 13th June at 9pm, and the full series is now available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer.
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/time-reactions-sean-bean-newsupdate/


‘Time’ Episode One Recap: Crime and Punishment
https://infodig.site/time-episode-one-recap-crime-and-punishment/


Critics praise BBC One drama Time as ‘necessary lesson’ about UK prison system
https://www.breakingnews.ie/entertainment/critics-praise-bbc-one-drama-time-as-necessary-lesson-about-uk-prison-system-1138261.html


Time viewers baffled how Sue Johnston can play the mother of Sean Bean
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Time on BBC One wowed viewers with its hard-hitting portrayal of life behind bars, but they all came away thinking the same thing about cast members Sean Bean and Sue Johnston.
They think the age difference between Sean’s character Mark Cobden and his mother June (Sue) in the BBC prison drama was unbelievable.
In fact, some viewers thought that June should have been his wife! 
https://www.entertainmentdaily.co.uk/tv/time-viewers-baffled-how-sue-johnston-can-play-the-mother-of-sean-bean/

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TIME SEASON 2: DOES THE ENDING OF THE BBC SERIES HINT AT MORE?
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Time arrived on BBC One and iPlayer on June 6th but is the hard-hitting drama returning for season 2 or is it a one-off mini-series?

BBC One’s newest arrival is Time, a crime drama that sees Sean Bean’s Mark Cobden discover the volatile world of prison.

As well as airing on BBC One, Time has also been made available on BBC iPlayer which means fans have been able to watch at their own pace.

However, viewers who have binged their way to the end of series have been left asking if Time will return for season 2. Does the ending of episode 3 set up another instalment?
*WARNING: Spoilers ahead*
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/06/08/time-season-series-2-release-date-bbc-renewal-status/




TIME ENDING EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO MARK AND ERIC IN EPISODE 3?
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The ending of BBC One’s Time has left fans with plenty of questions and needs to be explained. What happens to Mark and Eric in episode 3?

Time is the latest drama series to arrive on BBC One and it explores the volatile world of prison through the eyes of Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) and Eric McNally (Stephen Graham).

As well as airing on BBC One, all episodes of the series are available on BBC iPlayer, meaning fans have been able to watch at their own pace.

Many have already binged their way through all three episodes and have been left with questions about Time’s ending which needs to be explained. 
*WARNING: Spoilers ahead*
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/06/08/time-ending-explained-episode-3-bbc-what-happens-mark-eric/




‘Time’ Season 1 Ending, Explained – Did Mark get Forgiveness?
https://dmtalkies.com/time-season-1-ending-explained-2021-television-series/


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« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2021, 07:50:21 AM »
The opening scene of Time had us HOOKED from the off - BBC
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OUT OF TIME Time fans convinced they’ve already solved grisly Sean Bean twist after just one episode
Article with clip
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/15212432/time-sean-bean-fans-solve-twist/

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Surely even The Sun can grasp that this joke is wearing pretty thin?  People still making this lame joke are obviously not real Sean fans!

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Few clips from TIME🎥All episodes are now available to watch on bbc iPlayer📺
Was a real privilege to be part of this, surrounded by a boss cast and crew, definitely opened up my eyes🙌🏼
Thank you and well done to everyone involved👏🏽

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Watched all 3 parts a couple nights ago. So amazing. While it is my least favourite of the collaborations between Sean Bean and Jimmy McGovern, it is still phenomenal (like 9/10). It seems my favourite Bean projects seem to be from Jimmy McGovern, so I hope that there are at least one or two more collaborations before one of them retires.

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Will it take a BBC drama to finally start a rational debate about Britain’s prisons?
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Jimmy McGovern’s Time exposes the deep flaws in a system built on punishment and vote-grabbing, not rehabilitation 
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« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2021, 01:07:38 AM »
Time: Sean Bean, Stephen Graham combine for a shocking, compelling prison drama
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I have two words of advice for anything contemplating diving into the BBC’s latest prison drama: steel yourself.

Time (which begins screening on Prime at 9.30pm, tonight, Saturday, with episodes available on demand on Sky Go the same evening) assails you from the opening scene and doesn’t let up until the credits roll.

Thank goodness it’s only a three-parter, because the assault on the senses might not be sustainable.

But we’re not talking mere shock value here, this is a brilliantly executed look at two men on either side of the cell door of the prison system. One that welcomes back a beloved screenwriter – Cracker, Moving On, Hillsborough’s Jimmy McGovern – to prime time and showcases the talents of two of Britain’s most under-rated actors in Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.

Time begins screening on Prime at 9.30pm on Saturdays from June 12. Each episode will also be available to stream on Sky Go the same evening.
 
https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/stuff-to-watch/300330823/time-sean-bean-stephen-graham-combine-for-a-shocking-compelling-prison-drama



HELL IN A CELL BBC’s Time is a frighteningly real prison drama that’s the ultimate prison deterrent

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GRITTY new drama Time has viewers gripped with its harrowing portrayal of prison life.

The BBC show, which continues tomorrow, follows guilt-ridden teacher Mark Cobden, played by Sean Bean, as he serves a four-year stretch for killing a man in an accident.

 Bafta-winning writer Jimmy McGovern – who created Cracker – pulls no punches. He paints a brutal picture of life inside, including a horrific assault using boiling water mixed with sugar, known as “sugaring”, and self-harming with a razor blade.

Episode one saw Cobden punched in the face in a phone queue and horrified by the deafening noise and violence around him.

Time shines a light on the broken, lawless prison system – where drug dealers and gang members hold more sway than prison officers – and it should prove the ultimate deterrent to would-be criminals.

There were 24,407 prison assaults in the year to September 2020, including 8,476 attacks on staff. Over the past decade, there have been 32 murders inside.

But the prison system also fails to prevent crime. In the UK, 40 per cent of former inmates re-offend within the first 12 months of release.

As viewers gear up for the second episode, Alison Maloney asked three reformed convicts how realistic the show was – and what lessons can be learned from it.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/15247172/bbc-time-real-prison-drama-deterrent/

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Time   Episode 2    Today  21:00  BBC ONE


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Mark is being bullied by fellow inmate Johnno. Does he tell the prison officers and be labelled a grass or risk the attacks becoming more and more violent? Eric’s son is attacked. 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09fs2x6


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Eric receives word that his son has been badly beaten at Chapel Grove and is currently in hospital. He gives in to the threats, and agrees to help smuggle drugs to spare his son further harm. Mark considers writing to the wife of the man he killed, and finds that his new cellmate is one of his former students - who accuses him of being a bad teacher. However, he may have a chance to put his skills to use by helping another inmate to learn to read.

Review
By David Butcher
The first episode of a drama lays out the ground, but often it’s the second that really gets to work on the meat of things. Writer Jimmy McGovern certainly gets into his stride here. With a top-notch cast he delivers scene after scene full of quiet, crushing pain – then the occasional burst of horror for good measure.

There are nicely sketched subplots showing how minor characters ended up inside – casualties of violence or poverty or pride. But our main focus is prison officer Eric, now caught in an impossible bind: if he refuses to help the wing’s drug dealers, his son (who is doing time at another prison) could be killed. Stephen Graham gives a numb, dead-eyed performance of a man being slowly derailed.

Meanwhile, we learn more of schoolteacher Mark (Sean Bean) and how alcoholism did for him. His new cellmate is a lad he once taught, and he asks what happened. “You just get ground down,” shrugs Mark in an aside that seems to take in the whole school system, even as McGovern is taking down another system altogether.
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/nsfb4m/time-season-1/?episode=nsfb4p#episodes