Gripping prison drama penned by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jimmy McGovern also stars SAG award-winner Siobhan Finneran
Mark Cobden (Sean Bean, Game of Thrones) is a husband and father like any other, except that he is responsible for the death of an innocent man. Tortured by visions of his victim, Mark welcomes his four-year sentence as penance for his crime. However, in this brutal environment, a former teacher is an easy target for the more ruthless residents. Eric McNally (Stephen Graham, Boardwalk Empire) is a dedicated prison officer, doing his best to protect those in his charge, but in an understaffed prison that’s brimming with tension, the inmates’ safety rests on a knife-edge. When a dangerous convict threatens to hurt someone Eric loves, this honest man faces an impossible choice. Unflinching but ultimately hopeful, Time asks urgent questions about the way penal systems work. It’s a war study of punishment and penitence, and a compelling showcase of two of Britain’s best-loved actors.