The first look trailer has been released for the BBC’s new prison thriller series ‘Time’ which will feature a score by Sarah Warne.
‘Time’ is written by Jimmy McGovern, directed by Lewis Arnold and stars Sean Bean, Stephen Graham, Siobhan Finneran and Sue Johnston.
‘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. Time is emotional and thrilling, showcasing the performances of two of Britain’s finest and best-loved actors.
Sean Bean takes on the role of Mark Cobden, a teacher, husband and father, who killed an innocent man in an accident. Consumed by guilt, he accepts and even welcomes his four-year sentence. Separated from his family, he has no idea what to expect in this unforgiving new environment and needs to learn quickly how to survive.
Stephen Graham is Eric McNally, a prison officer. Caring and honest, Eric tries his very best to protect those in his charge, something which is a daily challenge in this understaffed and high-tension world. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family.
Both Eric and Mark, officer and inmate, are seemingly trapped by their pasts and unsure of their futures. Each has to not only survive, but to find the strength and the way to move forward.’
‘Time’ airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer Sunday 6th June at 9pm.