From memoir to movie: the story behind the Boy with the Topknot

Highlights of an exclusive event about The Boy with the Topknot recorded in BBC Birmingham.

Boy with the Top Knot

The 90 minute film the Boy with the Topknot, shown on BBC Two, was eight years in the making. It was adapted from a memoir by the journalist Sathnam Sanghera about his upbringing in Wolverhampton and relations as an adult with his family.

Jessica Dromgoole asked Sathnam Sanghera, the film’s producer Nisha Parti and its director Lynsey Miller about how the film was made and how their work was affected by its portraying living people – including Sathnan and his parents.

The podcast presents highlights from a recent event at BBC Birmingham chaired by Jessica Dromgoole, a BBC drama editor.

Left to right: writer Sathnam Sanghera, producer Nisha Parti and director Lynsey Miller

Left to right: writer Sathnam Sanghera, producer Nisha Parti and director Lynsey Miller

 Left to right: writer Sathnam Sanghera, producer Nisha Parti and director Lynsey Miller

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