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TIME: FIRST LOOK AND FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SECOND SERIES OF BBC PRISON DRAMA

The BBC have released a first-look picture from the second series of Jimmy McGovern’s multi award-winning hit drama Time.



As previously announced, the three-part drama made by BBC Studios and co-produced by BritBox International for North America, will be led by Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Tamara Lawrance (The Silent Twins, The Long Song) and Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us, His Dark Materials).



Siobhan Finneran is reprising her role from series one as Marie-Louise, a prison chaplain. The series is written by multi-award winning Jimmy McGovern (Broken, Cracker, The Street) and Helen Black, writer of the BAFTA-nominated Life and Death in the Warehouse, and is directed by Andrea Harkin (The Confessions of Frannie Langton, The Trial Of Christine Keeler).


Announced today, BAFTA-award winner Sophie Willan has joined the cast of Time series two, alongside Julie Graham, Alicia Forde, Lisa Millett, Faye McKeever, Kayla Meikle, James Corrigan, Nicholas Nunn and Maimuna Memon.



Told through the lens of three very different inmates, Time is a moving and high-stakes portrayal of life inside a women’s prison. Arriving at Carlingford Prison on the same day, Kelsey (Bella Ramsey), Orla (Jodie Whittaker) and Abi (Tamara Lawrance) are thrown together to face an unfamiliar world.


But even with the ever-present threat of violence within its walls, they discover that an unexpected sense of community, and a shared understanding, still might be possible.

Time series two (3x60’) is a BBC Studios production for the BBC, in a co-production with BritBox North America. Additional funding and support comes from the Liverpool Film Office through its Liverpool City Region Production Fund. Global distribution will be handled by BBC Studios.


The series is produced by Mark Hedges (Hanna, The Rising), with executive producers Priscilla Parish, Michael Parke and Andrew Morrissey for BBC Studios, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Jimmy McGovern.


Time series one is available to stream on BBC iPlayer here. Series two is coming soon to BBC One and iPlayer.



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