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Top Boy 

A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane (Ashley Walters) and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) to become the richest men on the block. To live rich Dushane and ... See full summary »

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Ronan Bennett
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Series cast summary:
Ashley Walters ...  Dushane 21 episodes, 2011-2019
Lee Byford Lee Byford ...  Local resident 13 episodes, 2019
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A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane (Ashley Walters) and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) to become the richest men on the block. To live rich Dushane and Sully go into partnership with top don Bobby Raikes ('Geoff Bell (I)'). Rivalry with Kamale (Scorcher) and his gang results in their loan from Raikes being stolen, and they swear revenge. Thirteen-year old Ra'Nell (Malcolm Kamulete) gradually gets lured into the gang and drug business as his mother Lisa (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) has a breakdown and is hospitalised - with devastating consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Главарь See more »

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Cowboy Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Netflix has announced they will be reviving Top Boy and making seasons 4 and 5 (October 2017) See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.60 (2011) See more »

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Intoxicatind Drama
18 August 2012 | by mariesanti316See all my reviews

This series is everything you can possibly want, compelling, gripping, absorbing. If you enjoyed The Wire or The Shield, this is the show for you. I accidentally ran across it on Netflix and was captured instantly. I watched it back to back and then watched all 4 episodes again. Excellent. Its about time there is something different and unique to watch. Looking forward to Season 2. This is a solid piece of work. The theme is more than just hoodlums, drugs and violence, it received just a strong audience response because the acting is so precise you feel compassion and understanding. You begin to root for the bad guy and want the drug deal to be executed, and the villain becomes somehow good. This fantastic show reaches beyond just entertainment, it reaches your heart. A must see.


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