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Television adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestselling book. Natalie and Leah, friends who grew up together in north west London, find their lives taking them in different directions.

NW tells the story of Natalie and Leah, friends who grew up together in north west London, whose lives have taken them in different directions. Natalie's wealth and ambition have set her apart from the friends and family she grew up with and she finds herself asking not only who she really is, but where she belongs. In an area where wealth and poverty are only streets apart, life is fragile - as Natalie and Leah are about to find out.

1 hour, 27 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Nov 2016 21:00


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:08

    Fela Kuti

    Ololufe Mi

  • 00:17

    Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg

    Nuthin' But A G Thang

  • 00:24

    Roy Ayers

    2000 Black

  • 00:37


    The Message

  • 00:39

    Augustus Pablo

    King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown

  • 00:46

    The Who

    I Can't Explain

  • 00:49

    The Kinks

    A Well Respected Man

  • 01:06

    Portico Quartet

    Window Seat

  • 01:12

    Mark Pritchard

    Sad Alron


Role Contributor
Natalie Nikki Amuka-Bird
Leah Phoebe Fox
Nathan Richie Campbell
Felix O-T Fagbenle
Pauline Jane Brennan
Shar Rosalind Eleazar
Frank Jake Fairbrother
Michel Cyril Guei
Tyler Charles Mnene
Lloyd Victor Romero Evans
Theodora Lewis Lane Josette Simon
Guest 1 Hannah Bourne
Naomi Chloe Knight
Spike Nathan Knight
Karen Ashley Bannerman
Adina Rochelle Neil
Female Swinger Laurence Sessou
Male Swinger Rodney Charles
Doctor Nila Aalia
Grace Ronke Adekoluejo
Tom James MacCallum
Woman on Tube Janet Walker
Amit Bally Gill
Dinesh Ryan McKen
BMX Boy T'jean Uter-Dinh
Young Leah Serena Orsi-Dadomo
Young Keisha Temi Orelaja
Marcia Jo Martin
Polly Claudia Jolly
Johnnie Hampton Rowe James Richard Marshall
JJ Benjamin Hoetjes
Honey Gem Carmella
Producer Betsan Morris Evans
Director Saul Dibb
Author Zadie Smith
Writer Rachel Bennette
Production Company Mammoth Screen