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Monday 1 April 2024

"This Town" - A Glorious Ode to Working Class Life, Music, and Midlands Spirit

(Image: BBC/Banijay Rights/Kudos/Robert Viglasky)

By Jon Donnis

In a whirlwind of glory and glamour, "This Town" invites audiences to dive deep into the beating heart of working-class existence, where music and Midlands spirit collide. Set against the turbulent backdrop of 1981, a year fraught with social tensions and unrest, this high-octane thriller promises an electrifying journey through the trials and triumphs of a generation.

Produced by Kudos, a Banijay UK company, and Nebulastar for the BBC, "This Town" is a testament to the power of creativity amidst chaos. Co-produced with Mercury Studios, in association with Kudos North, Stigma Films, and Nick Angel, the series promises an unflinching portrayal of family ties, teenage rebellion, and the redemptive power of music.

At its core, "This Town" is a celebration of the human spirit's resilience, as a group of young individuals grapple with the desire to forge their own destinies amid the tumult of their surroundings. Through the formation of a band, they find solace, purpose, and the chance to rewrite their futures.

"The beauty of 'This Town' lies in its ability to capture the essence of a moment," 
"It's about seizing opportunities, defying expectations, and ultimately, finding your place in the world."

With episodes premiering on BBC iPlayer from 6 am on Sunday, March 31st, and airing on BBC One at 9 pm on Sunday, March 31st, and Monday, April 1st, "This Town" promises to be a captivating exploration of the human experience. As the series unfolds, viewers will be transported on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, propelled by the pulsating rhythm of an era defined by its music and its resilience.

Prepare to be enthralled, as "This Town" invites you to witness the convergence of past and present, of chaos and creativity, in a tale that resonates long after the final notes fade away.

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