Stephen Graham and Sean Bean's BBC prison drama Time releases first trailer

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Line of Duty's Stephen Graham and Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean star in the first trailer for upcoming BBC crime drama Time.

Set to premiere in early June, the three-part miniseries sees Graham play Eric McNally, a well-respected prison officer who tries his utmost to keep those he's in charge of safe.

Bean stars as Mark Cobden, a newly convicted man who's consumed by guilt over his offence and finds himself in over his head when it comes to the violent world of life behind bars.

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Photo credit: BBC

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When one of the lock-up's most dangerous inmates decides to play on his weaknesses, Eric finds himself tasked with choosing between his principles and his family. How far will he go to keep them safe?

The show marks an onscreen reunion of sorts between Graham and his Little Boy Blue co-stars Jack McMullen and James Nelson-Joyce. He'll also be re-teaming with fellow This is England actors Hannah Walters, who is his real-life wife, and Michael Socha.

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Photo credit: BBC

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Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), David Calder (Bulletproof), Nadine Marshall (Save Me), Aneurin Barnard (The Pact) and Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey) round out the cast.

Filmed in and around Liverpool, Time was executive produced by the BBC's Tom Sherry, Michael Parke and Lucy Richer, alongside Jimmy McGovern, Bean and Graham. It was directed by Lewis Arnold, who has previously helmed titles such as Humans and Broadchurch.

Time premieres on Sunday, June 6 at 9pm on BBC One, and will continue on a weekly basis. Once the first episode has aired, the following two will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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