‘It’s very disturbing television – not just the violence but the noise too, a hellish cacophony of metallic clanking and shouting. It’s also brave and admirable television too.’

- The Guardian

‘To the immense credit of the Home Office and the film-makers, nobody has tried to sugar-coat the misery captured in this programme.’  

- The Times

‘A commendable and compelling window on an appallingly bleak world’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Aylesbury is a tough, rich stew of damaged, angry youth, the worst of the worst always on the prowl, looking for retribution. An excellent two-part documentary does little to dispel this grim picture.’

- Radio Times

‘It’s raw, uncompromising material, yet you soon begin to see the inmates as human beings rather than monsters – while not envying the admirable prison staff’

- The Daily Telegraph

A terrifying portrait of the sad existence of troubled, often violent kids who are badly in need of help they will never receive. Very disturbing.’

- The Observer

Pick of the Day’

- The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday, The Sun, Observer, Financial Times, Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Radio Times

‘Critic’s Choice’

- The Independent, The Sunday Times

‘Factual Choice’ 

- The Guardian

Her Majesty’s Prison: Aylesbury

2 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 18th and 25th February 2013 on ITV1

Following on from their acclaimed films inside Holloway, Wormwood Scrubs and Strangeways, Wild Pictures has gained extraordinary access to Britain’s most dangerous juvenile institution HMP Aylesbury to produce yet another explosive documentary series.

For new prisoners arriving at Aylesbury Prison, just stepping off the bus can be an intimidating experience. Its reputation for extreme violence means that they will meet young offenders who are considered the most dangerous and volatile in the country.

Aylesbury houses some of the most menacing criminals in Britain – so serious are their crimes, that one in five of the prisoners are serving life or indeterminate sentences – and what sets it completely apart from other prisons is that Aylesbury’s oldest inhabitants are just 21 years old…


BAFTA Nominated
Best Director Factual 2014 


RTS Awards Nominated 
Best Documentary Series 2013


Televisual Bulldog Awards Nominated
Best Documentary Series 2014 



Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Producer & Director: Lee Phillips

Editor: Paul Dosaj

Composer: Andy Cowton

Narrator: Paul McGann


Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment


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