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Liverpudlian Jimmy McGovern builds on his reputation for hard-hitting working-class stories with this harrowing exploration of a broken prison system. Although some scenes are difficult to watch, you won’t be able to take your eyes of Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, two astonishing British actors, going toe-to-toe.





Alcoholic teacher Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) is sentenced to prison after killing a cyclist in a car accident and must quickly learn the rules of life on the inside. While well-intentioned prison officer Eric McNally (Stephen Graham) must deal with his own dilemmas when a dangerous inmate threatens his family.