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The Governor 

Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Janet McTeer ...  Helen Hewitt 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Derek Martin Derek Martin ...  Gary Marshall 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Ron Donachie ...  Russell Morgan 8 episodes, 1995-1996
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ...  'Jumbo' Jackson 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Christine Moore Christine Moore ...  Mavis O'Connell 7 episodes, 1995-1996
Jake Abraham Jake Abraham ...  Brian Samora 7 episodes, 1995-1996
Zacharee Lee Zacharee Lee ...  Eric Haddock 7 episodes, 1995-1996
Sophie Okonedo ...  Moira Levitt 6 episodes, 1995
Jeremy Sheffield ...  Doctor Thomas 6 episodes, 1995
Mal Whyte Mal Whyte ...  John Bunny / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Eamonn Walker ...  Snoopy Oswald 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Terry O'Neill ...  Victor Braithwaite / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Idris Elba ...  Officer Chiswick 6 episodes, 1996
Paul Kynman ...  James Malahide 5 episodes, 1995
Adrian Scarborough ...  Walter Brinkley 5 episodes, 1995
Tony Mathews Tony Mathews ...  Royston Andrews / ... 5 episodes, 1995-1996
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates and little enthusiasm by prison staff, she is determined to clean up the place. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Official Sites:

La Plante Productions [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Katkera muuri See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The cast includes young Idris Elba, Eamonn Walker, and Sophie Okonedo. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Warden (2001) See more »

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Janet McTeer, The Younger Years
9 September 2017 | by brazosbardSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of Janet McTeer, as am I, then this British TV series, The Governor, now on Acorn TV, is a gem of her years as a young actress in B-movies in which she steals all of the scenes. Her performance in The White Queen caught my attention and I searched IMDb for more. Through her filmography that is available on Netflix, Amazon, and Acorn, her growth into a mature actress is a wonderful thing to watch.


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