Liverpool-filmed drama ready to hit the screen

LIVERPOOL will take a starring role in a BBC One prime-time drama this weekend.

On Sunday (6 June) at 9pm, the highly anticipated Time will hit the small screen, created by legendary Liverpool writer Jimmy McGovern and starring Scouse acting royalty Stephen Graham and Sue Johnston.

The three-part series, which will be available in full on BBC iPlayer from Sunday after the first episode has aired on BBC One, was filmed across the city region and was the first prime-time production to receive investment and support from the Liverpool Film Office’s LCR Production Fund, using funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

Filming took place over four months in late 2020, with locations across Liverpool City Region including the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee Bridges, Southport Pier as well as several interior locations of court rooms, police stations and educational establishments to form parts of the prison.

The production reunites Sean Bean with the creator of his BAFTA-winning series, Broken, as well as showcasing a whole host of Liverpool acting talent including Jack McMullen, James Nelson-Joyce,  Bobby Schofield, Lee Morris and Philip Barantini, who also directed Stephen Graham in his new feature film Boiling Point.

It is the first of four major upcoming dramas filmed in Liverpool to have received support from Liverpool Film Office’s LCR Production Fund, including Channel 4’s Help once again starring Stephen Graham alongside Jodie Comer, BBC’s The Responder starring Martin Freeman, and ITV’s The Ipcress File starring Joe Cole and Tom Hollander.

Other productions recently filmed in Liverpool City Region include Netflix’s film Munich 38 starring Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons, Sky’s COBRA starring Robert Carlyle, Netflix’s Stay Close starring James Nesbit, and Warner Bros’ The Batman.