Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On

Confirmed for BBC One on 2 March at 2.15pm to 3pm

Ep 1/5

Monday 2 March



Jimmy McGovern's hit series returns to BBC One, with five powerful, original 45-minute dramas about compelling characters at a turning point in their lives.

Episode one: Time Out.

Joe (Tom McKay) is released from prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. With four months of his sentence remaining he receives a discharge grant of £46 and is driven to a hostel, where a security worker fits an electronic tag to his ankle.

It’s a demeaning experience until he discovers that the tag is waterproof. For Joe - a former champion swimmer - the future suddenly seems a little brighter.

When he returns to his local swimming pool, where he was once a popular member, he soon attracts the attention of single mum Lisa (Angel Coulby). But his budding romance is jeopardised when he neglects to tell his new girlfriend about the prison tag - and his 7pm curfew…

  • Written by Dave Kirby
  • Made by LA Productions

Pictured: Joe (Tom McKay), Lisa (Angel Coulby)