Time

Season 1
 (76)
2021TV-14
Mark Cobden is responsible for the death of an innocent man and welcomes his four-year sentence as penance. Eric McNally is a dedicated prison officer, doing his best to protect those in his charge. But when a dangerous convict threatens to hurt someone Eric loves, he is faced with an impossible choice. Unflinching but hopeful, Time is a raw study of punishment and penitence.
Starring
Sean BeanStephen GrahamSiobhan Finneran
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    June 5 2021
    56min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mark Cobden is responsible for the death of an innocent man and welcomes his four-year sentence as penance. Eric McNally is a dedicated prison officer, doing his best to protect those in his charge. But when a dangerous convict threatens to hurt someone Eric loves, he is faced with an impossible choice. Unflinching but hopeful, Time is a raw study of punishment and penitence.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    June 5 2021
    58min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mark is being bullied by fellow inmate Johnno. Does he tell the prison officers and be labelled an informer or risk the attacks becoming more and more violent? Eric's son is attacked.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    June 5 2021
    1 h 6 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mark suffers a tragic personal loss and is given the chance to leave prison for a day. Eric is forced to take greater risks to protect his family. But where will he draw the line?

More details

Directors
Lewis Arnold
Supporting actors
Sue Johnston
Producers
Simon MaloneyTom Sherry
Season year
2021
Network
BritBox Original
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

76 global ratings

  1. 54% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 16% of reviews have 1 stars
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Hal WatkinsReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't order!!! Trick to get you to sign with Britbox.
Verified purchase
Paid twice for the two episodes which were good AND SEAN BEAN IS AMAZING, BUT ITS ATRICK TO MAKE YOU SIGN UP FPOR BRITBOX TO SEE THE 3RD EPISODE. SHAME ON AMAZON AND BRITBOX!!! AND YOU CANT CANCEL THE ORDER ONCE YOU HAVE THIS INFORMATION.
JUST DONT START THE ORDER!!!!
6 people found this helpful
Mrs p.Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Poor from Amazon Prime
Verified purchase
I was very disappointed that I was prevented from seeing the final episode of this 3 part serial.
I have no idea what Amazon Prime or others think this will do for customer confidence in their digital ordering system.
Had I now that Id pay the asking price but only get 2 episodes & be denied the closing episode I would NEVER have ordered this in the first place.
One star because I can't give zero stars
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Where’s the 3rd episode?!?!
Verified purchase
Really enjoyed Episodes 1 and 2, and was very disappointed and shocked that Episode 3 was “unavailable.”
I purchased the season, and how is 2 out of 3 episodes the season?
6 people found this helpful
KTXReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
DO NOT BUY SEASON - Watch it on Britbox
Verified purchase
Very good show, but if you buy the season, you can only watch first two episodes.
5 people found this helpful
White FeatherReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Road to redemption
Well written, brilliant acting, steady pacing. I don't usually watch prison themed shows. I took a chance on this as it stared Sean Bean. His performance as a mild-mannered school teacher, who is incarcerated for vehicular manslaughter (driving drunk), is phenomenal. While only 3 episodes, this limited series spans years in the life of a man seeking some form of redemption, while surrounded by hardened criminals, and trying to maintain his own humanity. The second main plot line, also brilliantly acted, is that of a senior prison guard, who is also tested in ways that I won't reveal here. Both stories are heart wrenching in their own way. Mortality plays that point the finger at us, the viewers, and asks "what would you do in this situation?" There is some disturbing violence - not a lot, not gratuitous - but necessary to understand what life is like for both the incarcerated as well as the guards.
11 people found this helpful
James N SimpsonReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Teacher is About to Do Time While a Father Has to Make a Decision
Time is a UK prison set miniseries. It's just three episodes of around an hour each. It basically revolves around two different characters. Mark (Sean Bean) an old man who killed a bicyclist one night while he was driving drunk and has been sentenced to five years. Mark was a school teacher and has no idea how to survive in prison. He learnt nothing from observing his students over the years so like a wussy new kid in school he avoids eye contact or confrontation with those testing him and taking anything he has such as phone time or his food. And Eric (Stephen Graham) a prison guard who is tough but fair, unfortunately for Eric, the inmates are informing him that they know his son has been sent to prison as is doing his time in another UK prison and they want him to do some illegal stuff for them in return for his son having a pleasant time behind bars as opposed to a violent death one.

I have no idea if this actually is realistic, but to me Time seemed a lot more realistic than your usual prison set drama. I really enjoyed it!
2 people found this helpful
I Am The CheeseReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent.
I'm not a prison drama gal - I find them deeply upsetting - but Sean Bean and Stephen Graham are just so good in this, you can't take your eyes off the damn screen. Excellent writing and excellent performances. Anyone know when the next episode will drop?
10 people found this helpful
Anthoula PetropoulosReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
So far so good!
When I saw that this was created by Jimmy McGovern, I knew it would be good already, then throw in Sean Bean and Stephen Graham? How could you go wrong, those guys can do no wrong. I was so excited to see this was added to BritBox. Apparently there are a total of three episodes, (like most British series, it's short), so hopefully we won't have to wait too long to see the other two.
There are many reasons I prefer British television over American, but if I had to put the main one into words, it's that while they certainly have their share of garbage tv just like us, most dramatic show creators give viewers enough credit to not need to be hit over the head with things. They trust that a viewer of a well written drama can get the idea of what's going on without needing to be hit over the head with a hammer.
6 people found this helpful
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