2 x 60′
The Show

What’s It About

Featuring shocking mobile phone footage illegally shot by inmates and compelling, heart-breaking down-the-lens personal stories from ex-offenders and wardens, this series gives a no-holds barred account of doing time in UK prisons and offers a glimpse into a hidden world that TV crews could never capture.
From how drugs and mobile phones get inside, to the huge increase in fights, violence and riots caused by severe understaffing, this visceral account pulls no punches when it lifts the lid on the reality of life at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. With wardens outnumbered 10 to 1, the question is: Who’s really in charge?