‘Time’: BBC Releases Trailer & June Premiere For Jimmy McGovern Prison Drama Starring Sean Bean & Stephen Graham

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21 May 21

The BBC has set a June premiere, along with releasing a trailer for Time, the upcoming 3-part prison thriller starring Sean Bean & Stephen Graham as two men on the edge, in this emotional and thrilling portrayal of life in a British prison. What does it take to survive?

Mark Cobden (Bean) is newly imprisoned, consumed by guilt for his crime, and way out of his depth in the volatile world of prison life. He meets Eric McNally (Graham), an excellent 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.

From BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Accused), ‘Time’ is a story of guilt and forgiveness, punishment and penitence, where both Eric and Mark are trapped by their pasts and unsure of their futures. Will they find the strength to move forward?

Joining Sean and Stephen in the cast are Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, The Other One), Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Downton Abbey), Hannah Walters (This is England, Pirates of the Caribbean), David Calder (The World Is Not Enough, The Hatton Garden Job), Nadine Marshall (Small Axe, Sitting in Limbo), Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk, Thirteen), and Jack McMulllen (The First Team, The Souvenir).

Time is made by BBC Studios Production for the BBC. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer. It is directed by Lewis Arnold and executive produced by Tom Sherry and Michael Parke for BBC Studios Production and Lucy Richer for the BBC alongside Jimmy McGovern, Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. The producer is Simon Maloney and the series is distributed internationally by BBC Studios. Time was filmed in and around Liverpool, and secured funding and support from the Liverpool Film Office through the LCR Production Fund.

Time‘ premieres Sunday, 6th June 2021 at 9pm on BBC One.