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Hackney gang drama Top Boy nominated for BAFTA

PUBLISHED: 13:10 24 April 2012

The cast of Top Boy - not on a Hackney Homes' towerblock because the council banned them from filming on their property in the borough

The cast of Top Boy - not on a Hackney Homes' towerblock because the council banned them from filming on their property in the borough

(l-r): Ra'nell (Malcolm Kamulete), Dushane (Ashley Walters), Sully (Kane Robinson) & Gem (Giacomo Mancini). This picture may be used solely for Channel 4 programme publicity purposes in connection with the current broadcast of the programme(s) featured in the national and local press and listings. Not to be reproduced or redistributed for any use or in any medium not set out above (including the internet or other electronic form) without the prior written consent of Channel 4 Picture Publicity: picturepublicity@channel4.co.uk

A TV drama about gangs in Hackney has been nominated for a BAFTA Television Award.

Channel 4’s Top Boy, written by Victoria Park resident Ronan Bennett is up for the Mini Series award.

Appropriate Adult, The Crimson Petal And The White and This Is England ‘88 are the three other contenders.

The winners will be announced during a star-studded ceremony on Sunday May 27.

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