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Top Boy 

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Two London drug dealers ply their lucrative trade at a public housing estate in East London.

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Ronan Bennett
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ashley Walters ...  Dushane 18 episodes, 2011-2019
Shone Romulus Shone Romulus ...  Dris 18 episodes, 2011-2019
Kane Robinson ...  Sully 17 episodes, 2011-2019
Micheal Ward ...  Jamie 10 episodes, 2019
Jasmine Jobson ...  Jaq 10 episodes, 2019
Giacomo Mancini ...  Gem 10 episodes, 2011-2019
Keiyon Cook ...  ATS 10 episodes, 2019
Kadeem Ramsay ...  Kit 10 episodes, 2019
Dudley O'Shaughnessy Dudley O'Shaughnessy ...  Si 10 episodes, 2019
Seraphina Beh ...  Farah 10 episodes, 2019
Reniko Francis Reniko Francis ...  Tyrone 10 episodes, 2019
Little Simz ...  Shelley 9 episodes, 2019
Lisa Dwan ...  Lizzie 9 episodes, 2019
Hope Ikpoku Jnr ...  Aaron 9 episodes, 2019
Araloyin Oshunremi Araloyin Oshunremi ...  Stefan 9 episodes, 2019
Joshua Blisset ...  Kieron 9 episodes, 2019
Malcolm Kamulete Malcolm Kamulete ...  Ra'Nell 8 episodes, 2011-2013
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ...  Lisa 8 episodes, 2011-2013
Jolade Obasola Jolade Obasola ...  Amma 8 episodes, 2019
Marsha Millar Marsha Millar ...  Pat 8 episodes, 2011-2019
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Storyline

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 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Top Boy: Summerhouse 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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Trivia

When the third season of Top Boy was released on Netflix in 2019, it was released as "Season 1" to attract viewers, and the first two seasons from 2011 and 2013 were retroactively retitled "Top Boy: Summerhouse" to differentiate between the two. See more »

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

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Quality drama
7 November 2011 | by andrewryanuniSee all my reviews

Drama set in London about two friends and their gang trying to get rich the only way they know how; selling drugs. The cast is a mix of actors and grime artists such as Kano and Scorcher all of whom are from gang London so they know how the character should be therefore giving their characters true realism. The shows gives an inside look into London gang lifestyle on the estates of London and how kids become 'shotters' for the more notorious people on the estates. Each episode of Top Boy has a gripping storyline which keeps you wanting more; one millions viewers for a urban C4 show cannot be wrong. Not only is the acting good, but the soundtrack is phenomenal, showcasing a lot of London grime artists.


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