Top Boy

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Top Boy star Jasmine Jobson: ‘I’m lucky, people have had my back. Not everybody gets that’
As she lines up roles to follow the hit drama’s much-loved Jaq, the actor talks about finding vulnerability, putting herself into care as a teen – and that cliffhanger ending

Miranda Sawyer

26, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Where are the works on British black urban films?
UCL professor Clive Nwonka says genre should stand with traditions such as the French new wave and British social realism in terms of academic study

Aamna Mohdin

08, Oct, 2023 @5:24 PM

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Top Boy final season review – a potent ending that rivals the very best television
Who will finally come out on top? In these last chaotic, ultra-violent episodes, Dushane and Sully are pushed to the brink – and fans get a hugely rewarding conclusion

Leila Latif

07, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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From Boiling Point to Breathtaking – the 15 best TV dramas for autumn 2023
Brie Larson in Lessons in Chemistry, Lenny Henry’s post-Windrush drama, the final series of Sex Education and The Crown – choice viewing as the nights draw in

Michael Hogan

03, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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From council estates to celebrity superfans: farewell Top Boy, the drama that changed TV for ever
It launched movie stars, redefined what gangster stories could be and grew into a mature, world-class drama. As the London gangster epic’s final series looms, it leaves Black British culture on the ascent

Ellen E Jones

02, Sep, 2023 @7:59 AM

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Top Boy to The Changeling: the seven best shows to stream this week
The final season of the thrilling gangland drama is here, and LaKeith Stanfield stars in a strange New York romance – or should that be horror story?

Phil Harrison

01, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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What did Blackout Tuesday change? Not much – TV boardrooms are still very white | Michelle Kambasha
Executive roles are still mostly out of reach for Black creatives, says music industry professional Michelle Kambasha

Michelle Kambasha

02, Jun, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Something for the weekend: film, music and more for May Day bank holiday
From a spot of Quadrophenia to a good innings with The English Game, our critics suggest art to inspire the best use of your extra day of free time

Sasha Mistlin, Kadish Morris, Steve Rose, Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Little Simz cancels US tour citing financial unviability as an indie artist
The UK rapper and Top Boy actor said the month-long tour would leave her ‘in a huge deficit’, highlighting the difficulties many musicians face to make a livelihood

Laura Snapes

20, Apr, 2022 @12:26 PM

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The week in TV: Top Boy; Holding; WeCrashed; Ukraine: Should We Do More?
Ronan Bennett’s concrete western returns in style; there’s humour and pathos in an adaptation of Graham Norton’s novel; and a corporate downfall saga upends the American dream

Barbara Ellen

20, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Adwoa Aboah on acting, recovery and her racial awakening: ‘I am a Black woman. I have a lot to say’
She is one of the world’s most in-demand models, but it wasn’t always this way. As she gets her big acting break in Top Boy, she explains how she got through a tumultuous decade

Hannah J Davies

19, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Top Boy review – this brilliant crime drama always leaves you guessing
Netflix’s show about London drug gangs is back, adding instantly engaging new characters to an incredibly impressive cast. It’s at its peak – and not moving from that spot

Ellen E Jones

18, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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