Episode 34

Time with Jimmy McGovern

Published on: 13th June, 2021

We sat down with legendary award-winning TV writer Jimmy McGovern who talked openly about what inspired him to write his latest drama, Time, and what fuels his creative process. With Tom Sherry producer of the show.

The Liverpool writer also reveals how much of his personal life he brought to the script, and goes on to talk about his views on law and justice, Hillsborough and his award-winning dramatisation of the 1989 tragedy, as well as his take on diversity in TV and his hopes for the city’s new pop-up film studios currently being built on Edge Lane.

Jimmy and Tom also talk about the trials and tribulations the cast and crew faced to make Time during the second wave of Covid, and the role Liverpool Film Office played in helping to bring the hard hitting BBC ONE drama to our screens.

Tom Sherry is the Executive Producer of Time and Head of Drama North and Scotland – BBC Studios

Presenter:  Michael Doran

Guests: Jimmy McGovern and Tom Sherry

Editor:  Niall Walsh

Recording Location: Cunard Building, Liverpool

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Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health.
Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.