Screen Two (1985–2002)

A Very Open Prison 

Three prisoners ruin the Home Secretary's week, and provide the catalyst that threatens to topple the Government, by breaking out of a newly privatised jail.

Director:

Guy Jenkin

Writer:

Guy Jenkin

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Charlotte Attenborough Charlotte Attenborough ... Prime Minister's Secretary
Andrew Barrow Andrew Barrow ... Prison Warder
Jason Barry ... Vince Mawhinney
Rory Bremner Rory Bremner ... Narrator (voice)
Sue Carpenter Sue Carpenter ... Herself
Andrew Castell Andrew Castell ... S.A.S. Officer
Lucy Cohu ... Reporter
Trevor Cooper ... Landlord
Julian Fellowes ... Sir Mortimer Edwards
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Fenton Stevens ... John Bentley
Ben Forster ... Cabbie
John Fortune ... Prime Minister
Andy Hamilton Andy Hamilton ... Eddie
Susannah Hitching Susannah Hitching ... Inspector Lisa Sutcliffe
Michael Hordern ... Lord Langland
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Three prisoners ruin the Home Secretary's week, and provide the catalyst that threatens to topple the Government, by breaking out of a newly privatised jail.

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Genres:

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Release Date:

26 March 1995 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The Michael Hordern character Lord Langland, an eccentric elderly penal-reform activist with wildly unkempt hair, would be recognized by British viewers as a caricature of Lord Longford. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Screen Two: Crossing the Floor (1996) See more »

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