4 x 60', 2008
Shine North for Channel Five
Producer Andrew Nicholson
Director Paul MacKay
David Blunkett & David Wilson
Ten young offenders were incarcerated in a simulated prison environment, in an experiment that aimed
to deter the subjects from reoffending before a jail sentence became a
The persistent young offenders volunteered to be locked up in a former jail in Scarborough where they found themselves answerable to 'prison governor' David Wilson,
and former Home Secretary, David Blunkett who chaired the 'parole
Each day the juvenile delinquents were lectured by former criminals who encouraged them to leave behind their lives of crime before the law caught up with them.
Banged Up was nominated for an RTS award in 2009.