Is This Town a true story? This is what inspired the new drama from the creator of Peaky Blinders

This Town is a new BBC drama from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, which tells the story of a community in the Midlands and Birmingham who are drawn into an emerging music scene. The plot centres on Dante Williams, an aspiring poet who starts to set his words to music and explores the social issues of the time, such as structural racism and political unrest. 

British TV drama This Town premiered on Sunday 31 March at 9pm, with the second episode scheduled for Monday 1 April, and following episodes scheduled for Sunday evenings. The cast includes Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery, as well as Levi Brown, Jordan Bolger, Ben Rose, Eve Austin and Nicholas Pinnock.