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‘When Top Boy was cancelled, it was like a slap in the face’ – Irish writer Ronan Bennett

When the incendiary crime drama Top Boy first aired at the end of 2011, many assumed that its creator had a clear understanding of what life was like in a house in east London. Fans, especially those who grew up in or around Hackney, identify with the plot about rival drug cartels, financial struggles, and family relationships, and assume the writer is withdrawing out personal experience.

o frankly, they think Top boy written by a black, working-class Londoner and not, as is the case, a slightly older, white Irishman…

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/when-top-boy-was-cancelled-it-felt-like-a-slap-in-the-face-irish-writer-ronan-bennett-41459438.html ‘When Top Boy was cancelled, it was like a slap in the face’ – Irish writer Ronan Bennett

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