What is Time (TV) About?
Time is a critically acclaimed British television drama series that delves into the stark realities of incarceration within His Majesty's Prison Service. Created by the esteemed Jimmy McGovern, the anthology series presents a new narrative with each set of episodes, focusing on the challenging experiences of convicts and the staff overseeing them. Its gritty portrayal of prison life highlights the heavy burden of guilt, the explosive potential of violence, and the heart-wrenching choices that both inmates and officers must confront. The first series, which aired in 2021, centered on Mark Cobden, a man facing the repercussions of his crime, and Eric McNally, a dedicated prison officer. Bolstered by standout performances and thoughtful writing, Time has garnered significant praise and accolades, including a BAFTA TV Award for Best Mini-Series and Best Actor. With each new series, the show continues to present a tense, perceptive, and profoundly human exploration of the consequences and complexities of the penal system.
The first episode of Time aired on June 06, 2021 and the most recent episode to air was on November 12, 2023.