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Time

  • 2021
  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective

Summary

A story of guilt and forgiveness, punishment and penitence.

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Episode 1: Time

Summary

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

Review

“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.)

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English
Formats
Colour | HD | SUB

Credits

Cast

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Mark CobdenSean Bean
Eric McNallyStephen Graham
PeteKadiff Kirwan
JohnnoJames Nelson-Joyce
BazBobby Schofield
StevieDean Fagan
Sarfaz JawadShahid Ahmed
Prison Officer PattersonNabil Elouahabi
PO BanksJason Done
POW JardineNatalie Gavin
Prison Officer GalbraithCal MacAninch
Alicia CobdenNadine Marshall
Sonia McNallyHannah Walters
BernardAneurin Barnard
Brendan MurphyJonathan Harden
Stanley TimminsJumayn Hunter
Floyd WalkerPhilip Barantini
Anna WarrenAnna Madeley
David McNallyPaddy Rowan
June CobdenSue Johnston
John CobdenDavid Calder
Emma McAdamsHopi Grace
Paul McAdamsKevin Harvey
DanielJack McMullen
Governor CameronFranc Ashman
Jackson JonesBrian McCardie
Marie-LouiseSiobhan Finneran
Lowood prison officerMichael Latham
Stevie's friendTheo Nate
Tom CobdenLee Morris

Crew

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Executive producerSean Bean
Executive producerStephen Graham
WriterJimmy McGovern
Executive producerJimmy McGovern
DirectorLewis Arnold
Executive producerLewis Arnold
ProducerSimon Maloney
Executive producerMichael Parke
Executive producerTom Sherry
Executive producerDiederick Santer
Executive producerLucy Richer

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  • Episode 1

    Time

    - , RTÉ One HD

    Summary

    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

    Review

    “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.)

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    RTÉ One HD

    RTÉ One HD
    -

    RTÉ One

    RTÉ One
    -

    RTÉ One +1

    RTÉ One +1
    -

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Mark CobdenSean Bean
    Eric McNallyStephen Graham
    PeteKadiff Kirwan
    JohnnoJames Nelson-Joyce
    BazBobby Schofield
    StevieDean Fagan
    Sarfaz JawadShahid Ahmed
    Prison Officer PattersonNabil Elouahabi
    PO BanksJason Done
    POW JardineNatalie Gavin
    Prison Officer GalbraithCal MacAninch
    Alicia CobdenNadine Marshall
    Sonia McNallyHannah Walters
    BernardAneurin Barnard
    Brendan MurphyJonathan Harden
    Stanley TimminsJumayn Hunter
    Floyd WalkerPhilip Barantini
    Anna WarrenAnna Madeley
    David McNallyPaddy Rowan
    June CobdenSue Johnston
    John CobdenDavid Calder
    Emma McAdamsHopi Grace
    Paul McAdamsKevin Harvey
    DanielJack McMullen
    Governor CameronFranc Ashman
    Jackson JonesBrian McCardie
    Marie-LouiseSiobhan Finneran
    Lowood prison officerMichael Latham
    Stevie's friendTheo Nate
    Tom CobdenLee Morris

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerSean Bean
    Executive producerStephen Graham
    WriterJimmy McGovern
    Executive producerJimmy McGovern
    DirectorLewis Arnold
    Executive producerLewis Arnold
    ProducerSimon Maloney
    Executive producerMichael Parke
    Executive producerTom Sherry
    Executive producerDiederick Santer
    Executive producerLucy Richer
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