Sacha Dhawan in The Boy with the Topknot

Based on the acclaimed bestselling memoir The Boy with the Topknot, the TV movie known by the same name follows the life of journalist Sathnam Sanghera.

Sacha Dhawan stars as Sanghera, navigating the difficult cultural expectations of his Punjabi mother as she wants him to marry a nice Sikh girl.

Sanghera procrastinates telling his mother about his girlfriend Laura as he accidently stumbles onto a buried family secret that could rock everything.

This story explores how the corrosive effect of secrets. 

Monday 13th November 9pm on BBC2. Catch up on BBC Iplayer.

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