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​New BBC Stephen Graham Prison Drama Airs Tonight

Jess Hardiman

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​New BBC Stephen Graham Prison Drama Airs Tonight

A new prison drama starring Stephen Graham and Sean Bean airs tonight on BBC One. Watch the trailer here:


Time is a new three-part series by Jimmy McGovern, which follows a newly-imprisoned man (Sean Bean) and a prison officer (Stephen Graham).

The thriller - which was filmed in and around Liverpool - also stars the likes of Siobhan Finneran, Sue Johnston, Hannah Walters, David Calder, Nadine Marshall, Michael Socha, Aneurin Barnard, Jack McMullen and James Nelson-Joyce.

A synopsis from the BBC reads: "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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"However, when one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice; between his principles and his family.

"Sean Bean and Stephen Graham star as two men on the edge in this emotional and thrilling portrayal of life in a British prison. What does it take to survive?"

The show will air weekly on BBC One at 9pm, with the first episode kicking off this evening (Sunday 6 June).

The full series will also be available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer once the first episode has aired.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Graham is also confirmed for season six of Peaky Blinders - which recently wrapped filming - having been spotted on set alongside Cillian Murphy.

Confirming that the actor would be appearing in the forthcoming series, the official Peaky Blinders Twitter account shared a snap of Graham in costume, saying: "We're thrilled that @StephenGraham73 has joined the cast of #PeakyBlinders series 6."

Rumours were sparked when the actor - famous for his roles in This Is England, Public Enemies and series five of Line of Duty - was pictured in period costume.

In another of the snaps, it looked like Graham was taking a break and getting himself warm, as he was all wrapped up in a long grey bubble jacket.

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has previously spoken about a role being lined up for the actor.

During an interview on BBC Sounds' Obsessed With... Peaky Blinders podcast, Knight was asked who he would like to star in the show.

He answered: "Stephen Graham. Don't worry... we're proceeding with that, but not for this series [series 5]."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Drama, Entertainment, TV and Film, BBC, Stephen Graham, Sean Bean

Jess Hardiman
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