‘Superb, albeit extremely graphic film, lacking in pious judgement or sensationalism.’

- The Guardian

Strangeways locks in 5.5m’

- Broadcast

‘ITV has recorded its highest-rated documentaries in a decade with new prison series Strangeways.’

- Broadcast

Strangeways is harrowing from first to last, but ITV1’s unflinching portrait of a normally hidden world makes for gripping viewing.’

- Broadcast


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UK Premiere 9pm 9th, 16th, 23rd May 2011 on ITV1

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: TBC Media Rights


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