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UK Premiere 9pm, 28th July 2015 on ITV1

Thousands of UK citizens are currently held in jails around the world. Those who break the law overseas face potentially lethal consequences – nightmare ‘living hell’ conditions, disease, abuse, terror…and sometimes even death.

Focusing on British prisoners we reveal their moving and shocking cases. Meeting families and lawyers forging major battles to get fair treatment for their loved ones, we discover trials that have gone catastrophically wrong, dubious evidence, and one man who has been struggling to prove his innocence for almost three decades.

As more and more British citizens travel to places where the criminal justice systems are tough and terrifying, Brits Behind Bars reveals the often shocking justice facing those who’ve committed alleged crimes – and how they could end up paying with their lives…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Duncan Staff
Editor: Jason Porthouse
Producer: Catherine Phillips
Narrated by: Paul McGann
Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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