Tough drama about life and death in a British prison.




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Series cast summary:
Lennie James ...  Lee Kingley 8 episodes, 2003
Stephen Walters ...  Dr. Nick Vaughan 8 episodes, 2003
Connor McIntyre ...  Martin Steddon 8 episodes, 2003
Jane Hazlegrove ...  DD Burridge 8 episodes, 2003
Neil Bell ...  Slacker Courtenay / ... 8 episodes, 2003
Smug Roberts Smug Roberts ...  Stour 7 episodes, 2003
Neil Fitzmaurice Neil Fitzmaurice ...  Chris Russo / ... 6 episodes, 2003
Sean McKee Sean McKee ...  Rollieman 6 episodes, 2003
Daniel Lestuzzi Daniel Lestuzzi ...  Crop Kid 6 episodes, 2003
Joseph Kpobie ...  Hector 4 episodes, 2003
Bill Rodgers ...  Gossie 4 episodes, 2003
James Wells James Wells ...  Kappa Kid 4 episodes, 2003
Luke Broughton Luke Broughton ...  Young Officer 4 episodes, 2003


Tough drama about life and death in a British prison.

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A British OZ
14 April 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Apologies if the above summary is somewhat inaccurate but it`s the only real way that I can think of describing this sometimes bizarre series that seems to have been totally ignored at the time of broadcast and seems totally forgotten about a year after transmission

BURIED is set in a British prison and stars Lennie James as Lee Kingley a man who is doing several years in prison for protecting a family member from a violent thug . Kingley is probably the main character of the series but like the American prison drama OZ there`s no real overwhelming " main character " the show revolves around since both Lee and the other characters can be sidelined for much of an episode . This possibly is the main flaw with the show - It fails to focuss enough on a main character

Certainly BURIED doesn`t suffer from an over developed sensationalist nature that OZ sometimes suffers from and is certainly pretty realistic . However this does mean it`s sometimes uninteresting compared to the HBO prison drama , and by far the best plot line featured the old prison cliche of unwanted sexual attention , a teenage car thief arrives and one of the old lags takes a shine to him , invites him into his cell and forces the newbie to touch him . As I said it`s pure cliche with sexualt assault on prisoners by other prisoners being very uncommon in British prisons ( I`ve been in prison myself ) though from what I`ve read it`s distressingly common in the American penal system

A fairly realistic drama which has a shockingly downbeat conclusion . It`s certainly not the definative prison drama , or even the definative British prison drama ( That would be SCUM ) but it certainly didn`t deserve to be ignored by the critics

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