The Boy With The Topknot

Ep 1/1

Monday 13 November

9.00pm-10.30pm

BBC TWO

NEW
Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera (Sacha Dhawan) moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University. Now in his late 20s he is planning to reveal to his family that he will defy expectations of an arranged marriage - but instead learns a painful family secret.

This is a touching, humorous and emotional story of a second-generation Indian growing up in Britain and how he juggles his family, love life and career. It is based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of Sathnam Sanghera which explores the sensitive subject of mental illness with courage and sensitivity.

Cast includes Sacha Dhawan (Sathnam), Joanna Vanderham (Sathnam’s girlfriend Laura), Deepti Naval (Sathnam’s mother), Anupam Kher (Sathnam’s father).

Pictured: Young Sathnam (Himmut Singh Dhatt), Sathnam (Sacha Dhawan)

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