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Top Boy

A thrilling and raw drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture

First shown: 31 Oct 2011 Violent scenes from the start and very strong language throughout This programme is subtitled


2 mins 44

Writer and creator, Ronan Bennett talks about the inspiration behind Top Boy

  • Dushane

    Smart, methodical Dushane, (Ashley Walters) grew up on the Summerhouse estate

  • Sully

    Sully (Kane Robinson) is hot-headed and tends to react rather than think things through

  • Michael

    An intelligent, creative boy who is a good student and a budding rapper...

  • Ra'Nell

    Ra'Nell has had to grow up quickly and look after himself...


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