Crims. Image shows from L to R: Luke (Elis James), Jason (Kadiff Kirwan). Copyright: BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2015
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom series about a young man sentenced to two years in prison with his girlfriend's idiot brother. Stars Elis James, Kadiff Kirwan, Cariad Lloyd, Ricky Champ, Lashana Lynch and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4

Sunnybank View goes into panic when prisoner Esteban escapes overnight.

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Further details

Crims. Governor Riley (Tracy-Ann Oberman). Copyright: BBC

A prisoner escapes. Creg is first in the firing line when no-nonsense Prison Governor Riley decides to get to the bottom of the disappearance.

Not a fan of Esteban, Luke is initially delighted until he is instructed by Marcel to work out how he escaped and his attempts lead him to a shocking discovery in the prison garden. Can he keep his dangerous secret from Jason, and is Jason hiding something too?

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th January 2015
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th January 2015 1:05am BBC3
Friday 30th January 2015 3:30am BBC3
Saturday 31st January 2015 12:35am BBC3
Saturday 31st January 2015 3:30am BBC3
Sunday 1st February 2015 2:00am BBC3
Sunday 1st February 2015 10:50pm BBC3
Thursday 5th February 2015 2:30am BBC3
Sunday 22nd February 2015 2:25am BBC3
Sunday 24th May 2015 2:30am BBC3
Sunday 9th August 2015 2:20am BBC3
Monday 28th December 2015 2:30am BBC3

Cast & crew

Elis James Luke
Kadiff Kirwan Jason
Cariad Lloyd Dawn
Ricky Champ Creg
Theo Barklem-Biggs Marcel
Selom Awadzi Daz
Guest cast
Tracy-Ann Oberman Governor Riley
Naomi Cooper-Davis Bev
Ryan Bullman Massive Steve
Samuel Gomes Da Silva Esteban
Writing team
Adam Kay Writer
Dan Swimer Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
James Farrell Producer
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
Anthony Boys Editor
Julian Nagel Production Designer


Prison escape fail

Luke's escape attempt doesn't go quite as planned.

Featuring: Elis James (Luke), Kadiff Kirwan (Jason) & Cariad Lloyd (Dawn).

You shouldn't sneak up on people

Creg gets something stuck on his trousers.

Featuring: Cariad Lloyd (Dawn) & Ricky Champ (Creg).

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