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Governor, The - Series 1-2

1 x 120 mins & 11 x 1 hr

From award-winning writer Lynda La Plante. Following a disastrous prison riot, the highly publicised appointment of Helen Hewitt (Janet McTeer), the youngest woman to be in charge of an all-male prison, only increases the unrest in the already volatile situation. The officers are suspicious and antagonistic, and the prisoners are ready to riot against any new rules and regulations. Hewitt has a formidable task and no allies, but despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates and little enthusiasm by prison staff, she is determined to clean the place up.

However the prison has other ideas. Her challenges continue when a prison officer is seized by a dangerous inmate and the situation becomes desperate; his life is at stake! Helen again has a tough job on her hands, and as time ticks by, the temperature in the prison rises…

Can she negotiate an end to the volatile hostage situation? Or with her authority now in doubt, will the prison be looking for a new Governor?

Series 1: 120 mins pilot & 5 x 1 hr
Series 2: 6 x 1 hr

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La Plante Productions for ITV, UK


Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie


Lynda La Plante


Producers: Lynda La Plante, Liz Thorburn
Executive Producers: Steve Lanning, Keith Richardson


Alan Dossor, Rob Knights, Bob Mahoney, Aisling Walsh

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