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King of the Ghetto (BBC-2 1986, Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin)

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Drama serial King of the Ghetto was set in the East End of London where a young white man sets up a plan to create houses for the Bangladeshi community by setting squatting rights in a number of properties.

Shot on location in the heart of London’s Bengali community.

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Tim Roth as Matthew Long
Zia Mohyeddin as Timur Hussein
Gwyneth Strong as Sadie Deedes
Ian Dury as Sammy
Ajay Kumar as Raja
Dinesh Shukia as Saliq Miah
Shelley King as Nasreen
Aftab Sachak as Riaz Miah
Paul Anil as Jamal Ullah
Mohammed Ashiq as Prashar
Jetinder Bansi as Youth
David Bradley as Ralph
Peter Copley as Vicar
Hepburn Graham as Patterson
Baljit Narwal as Youth
Jonathan Oliver as Clive
Royce Ullah as Faiz Ali
Tony Wredden as Mr. Akbar

crew details
Writer: Farrakh Dhondy
Script Editor: Caroline Oulton
Music: Dave Kelly and Peter Filleul
Production Design: Peter Higgins
Producer: W. Stephen Gilbert
Director: Roy Battersby.

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production details
Country: UK
Network: BBC Two
Duration: 4×55 minute episodes
Aired From: 1-22 May 1986


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