The BBC has released the premiere date for a new drama titled This Town.

Filmed in Birmingham, the new series tells the story of an extended family and a group of young people who are drawn into an explosive and thrilling music scene in the 1980s.

This Town opens in 1981 at a moment of huge social tension and unrest and against this backdrop, it tells the story of a group of young people fighting to choose their own paths in life, each in need of the second chance that music offers. 

Full cast list for new BBC drama This Town

The This Town cast list sees the likes of Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey and Line of Duty’s Ben Rose take on roles in the new BBC drama – here’s the full cast list.

  • Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey, Anatomy of a Scandal)
  • Nicholas Pinnock (For Life, Marcella)
  • David Dawson (My Policeman, The Last Kingdom)
  • Levi Brown (Loss and Return)
  • Jordan Bolger (The Woman King, The Book of Boba Fett)
  • Ben Rose (Line of Duty, The Innocents)
  • Eve Austin (You, Our Ladies)
  • Freya Parks (The School of Good and Evil, Here We Go)
  • Shyvonne Ahmmad (Annika, Karen Pirie)
  • Geraldine James (Back To Life, Anne with an E)
  • Peter McDonald (The Batman, Dublin Murders)
  • John Heffernan (Dracula, The Pursuit of Love)
  • Stefan Asante-Boateng (Coronation Street, Suffering)
  • Séainín Brennan (The Fall, Hidden)
  • George Somner (This Is Going To Hurt, Sex Education)
  • Brendan Gibson (Peaky Blinders, Mr Selfridge)

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How to watch This Town

All episodes of This Town will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer from Sunday, March 31 at 6am.

The first episode will air on BBC One on Sunday, March 31 at 9pm while the second episode will air on Monday, April 1 at 9pm.

All episodes can be watched on BBC iPlayer as they go live on BBC One.