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Jimmy McGovern’s Time is back for series two with an all-star cast

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Jimmy McGovern’s Time is back for series two with an all-star cast

Jodie Whittaker, Bella Ramsey and Tamara Lawrance will star in Time series two which will this time be set in a women’s prison.

You can watch a first look clip of Jodie Whittaker, Tamara Lawrance and Bella Ramsey in the upcoming second series of the prison drama Time – this time looking at the lives of women behind bars.

The award-winning drama Time was written by Liverpool’s Jimmy McGovern and is a BBC Studios production which has received additional support from the Liverpool Film Office through its Liverpool City Region Production Fund.

Stephen Graham and Sean Bean starred in the first series of the prison drama.

The Last Of Us star Bella Ramsey, 19, is pictured with her hair in a bun and arms crossed as she leans against a metal fence next to co-stars Tamara Lawrance, 29, and Jodie Whittaker, 40.

The trio don grey tracksuits and white t-shirts as they portray prisoners locked inside Carlingford Prison for women.

Reprising her role from series one as prison chaplain Marie-Louise is Siobhan Finneran, whose credits include Happy Valley and Downton Abbey.

BAFTA winning Time featuring Stephen Graham
Series One of Time

Further casting has been announced for the show and includes Bafta award-winner Sophie Willan, who has starred in Alma’s Not Normal and Still Open All Hours.

Also joining the cast for season two is Julie Graham, Alicia Forde, Lisa Millett, Faye McKeever, Kayla Meikle, Nicholas Nunn, Maimuna Memon, and James Corrigan, who starred in Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt.

Award-winning drama Time was written by Jimmy McGovern and is a BBC Studios production which has received additional support from the Liverpool Film Office through its Liverpool City Region Production Fund.

Bella Ramsey rose to prominence in Game Of Thrones but has also appeared in The Last Of Us, His Dark Materials and Catherine Called Birdy.

Jodie Whittaker was cast in the role of Doctor Who in 2017, with an announcement last year that she would be replaced by Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa.

Tamara Lawrance appeared alongside Letitia Wright in 2022 film The Silent Twins and was also cast as Viola in the National Theatre’s 2017 production of Twelfth Night.

The first series of Time – set in a men’s prison and starring Sean Bean – aired in 2021 and was a hit for the BBC, winning the mini-series award last year at the Bafta TV Awards.

Actor Stephen Graham, who played Eric McNally in series one, accepted the award alongside others who had worked on the show.

Series two will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at a date to be announced.

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