Time at BBC One – Who is in the cast and what is it about?

Nobody does such gloomy Sunday night dramas like the BBC – and the new series Time will sweep everyone away.

With an all-star cast led by Line Of Duty’s Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, you know it’s going to be fine.

So what is the big thing about the new series and what is it about?

Here is everything you need to know …


Sean Bean has to atone for his sins behind bars (Image: BBC)

What is the time about?

Time follows Mark Cobden, who, as a newly incarcerated prisoner, is getting used to life behind bars.

Consumed with the guilt of his crime, Cobden is definitely not made for the prison world.

Fortunately, he finds comfort and friendship in prison officer Eric McNally, who does his best to keep the peace.

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However, when one of the most dangerous inmates does not catch Cobden, he has to fight for survival.

If he doesn’t, not only is he in trouble, his family is out too.

Time was filmed in and around Liverpool and created by Cracker and Broken writer Jimmy McGovern.

BBC's Time - Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham plays a well-meaning prison guard (Image: BBC)

Who is in the cast?

Sean Bean leads the cast as Mark Cobden, while Line Of Duty’s Stephen Graham plays Officer Eric McNally.

They are joined by Downton Abbey and Siobhan Finneran from Benidorm, Sue Johnston from The Royle Family, Hannah Walters from Whitechapel and Nadine Marshall from Save Me.

Meanwhile, Michael Socha from This Is England, Aneurin Barnard from Dunkirk, Jack McMullen from Little Boy Blue, Nabil Elouahabi from EastEnders and James Nelson-Joyce from The Offenders complete the cast.

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Life behind bars is violent and dangerous (Image: BBC)

When can I see the program?

Time kicks off on BBC One on Sunday, June 6th at 9 p.m., and then the three-part series will air weekly in the same time slot.

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For avid viewers, however, the full series will be released as a box set on BBC iPlayer once Episode 1 airs.

Beware of these spoilers, patient viewers.

Time starts this Sunday on BBC One.

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