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Producer: Kudos (A Banijay UK company), Nebulastar for the BBC, Co-produced with Mercury Studios in association with Kudos North, Stigma Films and Nick Angel

Genres: Drama

6 x 60’

This Town, a major new drama from Peaky Blinders and SAS Rogue Heroes creator Steven Knight, tells the story of an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of ska and two-tone music, which exploded from the grass roots of Coventry and Birmingham in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s - uniting black, white and Asian youths.
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey, Anatomy of a Scandal), Nicholas Pinnock (Life, Marcella) and David Dawson (My Policeman, The Last Kingdom) lead the cast of this epic six-part series, supported by an exciting line-up of rising talent.
Both a high-octane thriller and a family saga, This Town opens in 1981 at a moment of huge social tensions and unrest. Against this backdrop, it tells the story of a group of young people fighting to choose their own paths in life, and each in need of the second chance that music offers.
The series will be co-produced with Mercury Studios (part of the Universal Music Group) who will bring in an exciting range of high-profile musical artists to help lay the backdrop for Knight’s incredible story. Acclaimed producer Dan Carey, and Brit and Mercury nominated musician, novelist and poet Kae Tempest, have written the songs performed by the band in the series.