Brit grit gets pay-TV airing
THE award-winning drama The Street, from British screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, premieres on Showcase tonight. The series, which first screened on the BBC in 2006, has an A-list cast including Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks, Sue Johnston and Timothy Spall. Each episode goes behind the closed door of a different house in a gritty northern neighbourhood. The Street scooped British television’s top industry awards in 2007 and 2008, winning BAFTA and RTS awards for best drama series. Oscar-winner Broadbent won best actor at the 2007 International Emmy Awards, at which The Street was named best drama series.