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The Best Episodes of Time

Every episode of Time ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Time!

Guilt, violence and impossible choices – what does it take to survive? Tense, gritty and heartbreaking – Jimmy McGovern's award-winning prison drama, with an all-star cast.

Genre:Drama
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Time" is "Episode 3", rated 8.6/10 from 1066 user votes. It was directed by Lewis Arnold and written by Jimmy McGovern. "Episode 3" aired on 6/20/2021 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 2".

  • Episode 3
    8.6/10 1,066 votes

    #1 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-06-20

    Mark suffers a tragic personal loss and is given the chance to leave prison for a day. Eric is forced to take greater risks to protect his family. But where will he draw the line?

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Jimmy McGovern

  • Episode 2
    8.3/10 1,033 votes

    #2 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-06-13

    Mark is being bullied by fellow inmate Johnno. Does he tell the prison officers and be labelled a grass or risk the attacks becoming more and more violent? Eric’s son is attacked.

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Jimmy McGovern

  • Episode 1
    8.2/10 1,154 votes

    #3 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-06-06

    Mark Cobden is sent to prison and has to learn quickly how to survive. When an inmate identifies prison officer Eric McNally’s weakness, he faces an impossible choice.

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Jimmy McGovern

  • Episode 3
    8.0/10 305 votes

    #4 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-11-12

    Abi and Kelsey bond after the birth of Kelsey’s baby, Orla faces the consequences of her actions, and intense pressure builds in the prison.

    Director: Andrea Harkin

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    7.9/10 444 votes

    #5 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-10-29

    Struggling single mother Orla finds herself in a desperate situation after being sent to Carlingford prison. There, she meets Kelsey, a young heroin addict, and Abi, a tough lifer.

    Director: Andrea Harkin

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    7.9/10 296 votes

    #6 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-11-05

    Six months on, Orla finds herself back in prison. Desperate for her kids, how far will she go to take action? Meanwhile, Abi considers revenge, and Kelsey plans for her future.

    Director: Andrea Harkin

    Writer: N/A