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Two-time Academy Award® 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 Award® nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz), Derek Martin (EastEnders), Ron Donachie (Game of Thrones), and Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Luther, Thor films).

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Two-time Academy Award® 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 Award® nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz), Derek Martin (EastEnders), Ron Donachie (Game of Thrones), and Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Luther, Thor films).

    • EPISODE 1

    Season 1, Episode 1

    After a disastrous riot at Barfield Prison, Helen Hewitt joins an investigation team tasked with looking into a suspicious death. When the governor of Barfield is ousted, Helen takes the job, becoming the youngest woman in charge of an all-male prison and causing resentment among both prisoners and officers.

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    • 1 Hour 41 Minutes

    After a disastrous riot at Barfield Prison, Helen Hewitt joins an investigation team tasked with looking into a suspicious death. When the governor of Barfield is ousted, Helen takes the job, becoming the youngest woman in charge of an all-male prison and causing resentment among both prisoners and officers.

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    • 1 Hour 41 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Season 1, Episode 2

    Helen's television appearance doesn't go as planned when she is blindsided by the prison refurbishment costs. Tensions are high as a prisoner attempts to escape, a cell is burgled, and a wealthy new inmate arrives.

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    • 51 Minutes

    Helen's television appearance doesn't go as planned when she is blindsided by the prison refurbishment costs. Tensions are high as a prisoner attempts to escape, a cell is burgled, and a wealthy new inmate arrives.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Season 1, Episode 3

    Two new admissions arrive: Norman, a tough and dangerous prisoner, and Anthony, a young and scared first-time offender. Following the escape, the prison service place Helen under review and consider shutting down Barfield.

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    • 51 Minutes

    Two new admissions arrive: Norman, a tough and dangerous prisoner, and Anthony, a young and scared first-time offender. Following the escape, the prison service place Helen under review and consider shutting down Barfield.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Season 1, Episode 4

    Anthony and three other prisoners stand trial for their part in the hanging incident. Helen is called as a witness to the prosecution and spars with Anthony's formidable lawyer.

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    • 51 Minutes

    Anthony and three other prisoners stand trial for their part in the hanging incident. Helen is called as a witness to the prosecution and spars with Anthony's formidable lawyer.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Season 1, Episode 5

    As Barfield Prison begins to take shape again, Helen hires several new officers and two female employees: psychologist Maureen and educator Zania. Having lied about his marital situation, prisoner Alan is granted home leave for the weekend.

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    • 51 Minutes

    As Barfield Prison begins to take shape again, Helen hires several new officers and two female employees: psychologist Maureen and educator Zania. Having lied about his marital situation, prisoner Alan is granted home leave for the weekend.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Season 1, Episode 6

    Barfield wakes up to a tragedy involving Alan as Helen prepares for an important visit from headquarters. Maureen leads a drama group, but Helen and the officers believe she's getting too close to Norman. Anthony and dealer Snoopy plan a hit on their tormentor, Braithwaite.

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    • 51 Minutes

    Barfield wakes up to a tragedy involving Alan as Helen prepares for an important visit from headquarters. Maureen leads a drama group, but Helen and the officers believe she's getting too close to Norman. Anthony and dealer Snoopy plan a hit on their tormentor, Braithwaite.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Season 2, Episode 1

    No longer governor of Barfield Prison, Helen holds a researcher position studying hostage and siege procedures in America. But a desperate situation brings Helen back to Barfield. Will Helen's negotiating skills save an officer's life?

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    • 50 Minutes

    No longer governor of Barfield Prison, Helen holds a researcher position studying hostage and siege procedures in America. But a desperate situation brings Helen back to Barfield. Will Helen's negotiating skills save an officer's life?

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    • 50 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Season 2, Episode 2

    Helen heads an investigation into the hostage incident at Barfield Prison. The situation has left Officer Morgan a broken man, and the prison is further rocked by a vote of no confidence in the current governor, Keller.

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    • 50 Minutes

    Helen heads an investigation into the hostage incident at Barfield Prison. The situation has left Officer Morgan a broken man, and the prison is further rocked by a vote of no confidence in the current governor, Keller.

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    • 50 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Season 2, Episode 3

    Now reinstated as governor of Barfield, Helen tries to comfort the prison psychologist, Annette. Snoopy's sentence is extended, although he doesn't remember what he did in a drug-fueled rage. Brathwaite receives a visit from his father.

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    • 50 Minutes

    Now reinstated as governor of Barfield, Helen tries to comfort the prison psychologist, Annette. Snoopy's sentence is extended, although he doesn't remember what he did in a drug-fueled rage. Brathwaite receives a visit from his father.

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    • 50 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Season 2, Episode 4

    The officers debate Helen's new regulation recommendations, including taking away inmates' phone card privileges. Rehearsals for the musical continue, but Annette worries her pianist is growing too attached to one of the prisoners.

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    • 50 Minutes

    The officers debate Helen's new regulation recommendations, including taking away inmates' phone card privileges. Rehearsals for the musical continue, but Annette worries her pianist is growing too attached to one of the prisoners.

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    • 50 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    Season 2, Episode 5

    Helen takes a risk in moving Braithwaite back to an ordinary cell. Officer Morgan is summoned to an inquiry into the hostage situation. Snoopy agrees to be an informer in exchange for transfer out of the protected prisoners wing.

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    • 51 Minutes

    Helen takes a risk in moving Braithwaite back to an ordinary cell. Officer Morgan is summoned to an inquiry into the hostage situation. Snoopy agrees to be an informer in exchange for transfer out of the protected prisoners wing.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Season 2, Episode 6

    With Annette indisposed, Helen takes over direction of the musical and hires members of a local dramatic society to help. But Barfield's most violent top-security inmates plan an escape using the performance as a cover-up.

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    • 50 Minutes

    With Annette indisposed, Helen takes over direction of the musical and hires members of a local dramatic society to help. But Barfield's most violent top-security inmates plan an escape using the performance as a cover-up.

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    • 50 Minutes
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