"The Governor" is the hard-hitting story of Helen Hewit - one of Britain's few female prison governors. Charged with maintaining a high security all male prison, Hewitt's first job is to gain the respect of her male colleagues. Her second to bring under control a hardened group of murderers, violent thugs and addicts. State-of-the-art HM Barfield has just endured one of the worst prison riots in memory and lies virtually in ruin. Hewitt must rebuild its reputation from the inside out. But that's only the start of her struggles as the prisoners are eager to rattle the new Governor, and the staff distrustful of their new female boss. Add to this the daily grind of drugs, escape attempts and prisoner violence, and Hewitt is faced with a formidable task. Based upon the real life stories of genuine inmates at some of Britain's toughest prisons, relive the first series of the graphic, critically acclaimed ITV drama.