her majesty's prison: aylesbury


2x1-hr observational documentary series for ITV / Wild Pictures.
Series produced, filmed and directed by Lee Phillips

BAFTA, RTS and Bulldog nominated series filmed over five months in Britain’s most notorious young offenders institution. Watched by 6.64 million viewers, it was ITV's highest rating documentary for 18-months.

"Perception-shaking access to this, a far removed yet incredibly relevant world. Phillips remains bravely interrogative in his cutting new documentary series.” ★★★★ The Times

“A commendable and compelling window on an appallingly bleak world.” The Telegraph

“Very disturbing television. Brave and admirable.” The Guardian

“An upsetting programme in which we step inside the mind of people who openly profess to wanting to kill.” Daily Express

“A terrifying portrait of the sad existence of troubled, often violent kids.” The Observer

“Raw uncompromising material, yet you soon begin to see the inmates as human beings rather than monsters.” Telegraph

“Riveting, unbelievable viewing. Prepare to be shocked.” The Sun

“Often shocking, sometimes light, always thought-provoking.” Radio Times

“It takes a remarkably measured person to work in such an environment, and that includes film-maker Lee Phillips, who stood at the shoulder of some extremely disturbing scenes. Urgent, honest, apolitical filmmaking.” The Arts Desk

BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2014 – Lee Phillips - Nominated Best Factual Director

Royal Television Society, National Programme Awards - Nominated Best Documentary Series

Televisual Bulldog Awards - Nominated Best Documentary Series

National Television Awards - Shortlisted Best Documentary Series


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