Screw

Screw is prison as never seen before – the uncensored, shocking and often darkly funny reality of life as a prison officer in an all-male prison in 21st century Britain.

Writers: Rob Williams, Karla Crome, Roanne Bardsley

Executive Producers: Sarah Brown, Rob Williams

Producer: Brian Kaczynski

Cast: Nina Sosanya, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Faraz Ayub, Stephen Wight, Ron Donachie, Laura Checkley, Jack Bardoe, Jorden Myrie

Production company: STV Studios

Filming Location: Kelvin Hall

Broadcaster: Channel 4

Number of episodes: 6x60


Synopsis

Screw is prison as never seen before – the uncensored, shocking and often darkly funny reality of life as a prison officer in an all-male prison in 21st century Britain.

At the head of our gang of embattled prison officer ‘screws’ is Leigh (Nina SosanyaHis Dark Materials, Killing Eve) a woman who has devoted her entire adult life to this prison and its population. On a wing bursting at the seams, at the front line of a train-wreck of broken bureaucracy and short-term thinking, Leigh keeps her inmates in line and has their backs when they need it. But she is an enigma to her team, and has her own secrets that if discovered could cost her more than her job.

Into the pressure cooker of Long Marsh Prison enters Rose (Jamie-Lee O’DonnellDerry Girls), a 21 year old trainee officer. It’s a baptism of fire even for this street smart young woman. She joins fellow screws Ali (Faraz AyubLine of Duty, Bodyguard), Gary (Stephen WightI May Destroy You, Manhunt), Don (Ron DonachieDeadwater Fell, Game of Thrones), and Jackie (Laura CheckleyKing Gary, Detectorists). They will be joined by other prison staff, Toby (Jack BardoeBelgravia) and Raheem (Jorden Myrie Dancing in the Dark).


More information

STV Studios were the first production to use Kelvin Hall as a film studio in summer 2021.