Britain’s largest high security prison allows an exclusive insight into life for prisoners and staff for a compelling and candid documentary series on ITV1, Strangeways.
Behind the Victorian walls of HMP Manchester, formerly known as Strangeways, are some of the country’s most violent men. There are 1200 prisoners, including murderers, rapists, drug dealers and terrorists serving sentences ranging from a few days to life.
Our cameras were given unprecedented access to capture the frenetic and complex lives of some of Britain’s most dangerous men and the staff that preside over them.
Attracting 5.8m viewers, making it ITV’s highest-rated documentary series for a decade, Strangeways shone a light on a world most of us know little about and became a national talking point.
Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Series Producer: James Cohen
Producer/Directors: Nick Mattingly & Louise Malkinson
Editors: Jason Savage & Richard Fretwell
Composer: Ernie Wood
Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment