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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (approximately 357 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Acorn, 1995.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 5 Episode 5 Episode 1 Episode 1 Episode 3 Episode 3 Episode 2 Episode 2 Episode 4 Episode 4 Episode 6 Episode 6.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Alan Dossor.
Participant or Performer Note:
Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, Sophie Okonedo, Jeremy Sheffield, Craig Charles, Idris Elba, Pat Laffan, Terry O'neill, Dave Nicholls, Eamonn Walker, Charlotte Cornwell.
Summary, etc.:
Two-time Academy Awardʼ nominee Janet McTeer (Damages, The Honourable Woman) stars in this gritty prison drama by acclaimed British crime writer Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect, The Commander). After a disastrous riot at Barfield Prison, Helen Hewitt (McTeer) helps investigate an inmate's suspicious death. When the governor of Barfield is subsequently ousted, Helen takes the job, becoming the youngest woman in charge of an all-male prison. Determined to clean up the place, she causes resentment among both prisoners and officers with her new ideas and no-nonsense attitude. Despite the odds stacked against her, Helen works tirelessly to earn the respect she deserves. With shocking plots and pointed social commentary, The Governor delivers a brutal, unflinching look at prison life and the challenges that women in power confront. The excellent cast also includes Academy Awardʼ nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz), Derek Martin (EastEnders), Ron Donachie (Game of Thrones), and Golden Globeʼ winner Idris Elba (Luther, Thor films).
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Prison wardens > Drama.
Prisons > Drama.

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