Brit grit gets pay-TV air­ing

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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.


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