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The Boy with the Topknot: A tale of love, lies and family secrets

He falls in love, but while preparing to break the news to his parents that he will not take part in an arranged marriag...

The original cast of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys have, largely, done rather well for themselves.

James Corden is now a major US TV star thanks to his late-night chat show, Dominic Cooper and Russell Tovey have also found success in the States, Samuel Anderson had a recurring role in Doctor Who and Jamie Parker recently won an Olivier Award for his performance as the grown-up magician in West End hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Sacha Dhawan has also worked solidly, popping up in Mr Selfridge, Line of Duty, In the Club and the woefully underrated Not Safe for Work. Earlier this year he made it to Hollywood to star in Netflix’s Marvel adaptation of Iron Fist.

But he’s keeping his feet firmly on the ground by returning to Britain to take the lead in this eagerly awaited version of Sathnam Sanghera’s acclaimed memoir.

Dhawan plays Sanghera himself, who was born in Wolverhampton to traditional Punjabi parents in the Seventies. The feature-length drama charts his youth in the Midlands and his studies at Cambridge University before starting a career in London.