|Producers||Ronan Bennett, Alasdair Flind, Charles Steel|
|Duration||4 x 47mins|
|TX Date||Oct/November 2011|
RTS Winner: Best Drama Serial 2012
BAFTA Nominated for Best Drama mini-series, Best Director and Best Photography and Lighting
In 2011, Director Yann Demange returned to The Look with DP Tat Radcliffe for TOP BOY. A drama set in and around Hackney.
Shot with anamophic lenses on the Arri Alexa, this series had a look and feel which we believe had not been seen on UK television before.
Colourist Thomas Urbye comments: “I was delighted that Yann and Tat wanted to work with us again on this very exciting series, I am so proud of what we’ve been able to achieve together, it is truly a fantastic piece of UK drama”.
METRO Newspaper’s review: “Top Boy is much more than a bleak, kitchen-sink drama – it’s beautifully shot, unhurried and uses colour imaginatively and subtly”.
The Arts Desk: “Inventive colour grading and Brian Eno’s coolly evocative music lend the project a cinematic weight.”
TOP BOY marks a first for Channel 4 as it will run on consecutive nights from Monday 31st October 2011. The Times has already heralded the series as one of the most important of the year.
Learn more at Channel 4’s TOP BOY page: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/top-boy