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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

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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

Series 1 Summary

Featuring an ensemble cast of brilliant new talent, Top Boy is Ronan Bennett's new four-part drama about young lives lived on the edge and, for the most part, lived out of sight in east London today.

  • Episode 1

    Thirteen-year-old Ra'Nell has to 'step up and be a man' when his mum has a breakdown. Meanwhile, on the Summerhouse Estate, Dushane and his friend Sully are running a thriving drugs business.

  • Episode 2

    The terrifying consequences of Dushane's ambitions begin to spill into the lives of his family

  • Episode 3

    Dushane and Sully know that time is running out to find Kamale and repay their debt to Raikes

  • Episode 4

    Ra'Nell negotiates directly with Dushane in an attempt to protect Heather, which just draws him further into a catastrophic series of events

Top Boy synopsis

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

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2 Series, 8 Episodes