Platform 8

Series 1, Trap Town
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From the tough North London estate, Broadwater Farm, actor and comedian, Babatunde will go on a personal journey of discovery to find out more about the UK riots with talented filmmaker Sebastian Thiel behind the lens. Babatunde wants to understand the root causes of the riots that shocked the nation.

Six days of looting and arson resulted in millions of pounds of damage and thousands of arrests but many are still unsure why exactly the riots occurred. Three years on has any of that anger subsided? London’s streets are still angry and scared.  Could we have another riot on our hands this summer?

This film will explore whether people’s frustrations have ever been addressed and what might spark another bout of violent, civil unrest. Penny Woolcock, director of films such as One Mile Away and One Day, known for her hard hitting documentaries is mentoring our young filmmakers and will help them find their own ob doc style.

London Live's exclusive new documentary strand getting under the skin of our city.

London Live's exclusive new documentary strand getting under the skin of our city.