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The Boy with the Top Knot

Directed by British BAFTA-winner Lynsey Miller (Anne Boleyn, Deadwater Fell) and adapted from Times’ journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir detailing his coming-of-age in the West Midlands in the 1980s, this culture-clash drama about identity, family and mental health is sensitively-handled and features a sensational lead performance from Manchester-born actor Sacha Dhawan.


  • Lynsey Miller


  • Mick Ford
  • Sathnam Sanghera


  • Sacha Dhawan
  • Anupam Kher
  • Joanna Vanderham


Born to traditional Punjabi parents and raised in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera (Sacha Dawan) has built a very different life for himself as a journalist in London. But when he returns home to reveal his plans to marry outside of his religion, he discovers a painful secret about his family.