Is Long Marsh prison from Screw on Channel 4 real?

NEW Channel 4 drama Screw gives a comedic insight into life in jail in the UK.

But some viewers may be wondering if Long Marsh prison, which is featured on the show, is actually real.

Is Long Marsh prison from Screw on Channel 4 real?

Screw is written by BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Rob Williams and was inspired by his experience of working and volunteering in a prison.

However, despite the realistic nature of the jail, Long Marsh prison is NOT real.

Rob revealed that the drama was shot in Scotland, with most of the filming taking place in Glasgow.

The set was actually built specifically for the show.

A three-story prison set was built in Kelvin Hall in Glasgow for the scenes set inside the jail

Speaking of the set, Nina Sosanya who plays Leigh Henry in the drama told Channel 4: "It's a life-size replica of a prison wing, the sort that might have been built in the mid-19th century where it’s about the railings and the steel steps.

"Once you step through the gates, you're actually in this sort of living, breathing prison with 100 or so cells, most of which can open and lock.

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"There are offices and pool tables, classrooms and medical stores.

"You'd be forgiven for thinking that the series is going to look claustrophobic or samey, but it's exactly the opposite because these three levels allow the camera to sweep from one place to another."

Can I visit Long Marsh Prison from Screw?

As the prison isn't real, and is just a set, you aren't able to go and visit it.

Meanwhile, the show follows the life of Rose Gill, a young trainee officer who is new to Long Marsh.

Leigh, chief officer, guides Rose through the ins and outs of being a prison officer.

How can I watch Screw and when is it on TV next?

You can watch Screw on Channel 4 every Thursday at 9pm.

The six-part series consists on 45 minute episodes.

All episodes of the prison drama are available to stream now on All4.

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