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King of the Ghetto

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:24 pm
by Jamie Renton
A four-part BBC drama from 1986 which can be found on Youtube. Very fondly remembered (by me, if no-one else) & two episodes in, I think it stands the test of time pretty well. There are a few clumsy moments and the acting is patchy, but by god it still packs a punch: Tim Roth at his most Tim Roth-y, Ian Dury in his menacing Dickensian pomp and the themes of community self-determination, conservative Islamification and housing problems certainly haven't gone away. A noiry look and a nice bluesy soundtrack too.

First episode here: