Why Jimmy McGovern’s prison drama Time is ‘difficult to watch’

“And yet, at the same time, you want the work in the city,” McGovern says, highlighting the benefits a TV production can bring to the local economy. “These are highly-paid and skilled jobs. So the only way around that, I think, is to shoot in the city but not necessarily set it in the city. But that leaves you wide open to charges of not giving Scouse actors jobs in Scouse dramas.”

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