Derbyshire born actor plays big role in BBC TV's new series This Town from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight

An actor from Derbyshire plays a major role in a new prime time BBC1 drama written by the creator of Peaky Blinders.
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Ripley born Ben Rose is cast as Bardon Quinn in This Town which follows young people drawn into the Midlands ska and two-tone music scene of the Eighties against a backdrop of violence.

Ben plays one of four major characters in the series which was devised by Steven Knight and shot in Birmingham, the setting of Steven’s previous creation Peaky Blinders which contained scenes filmed in the Peak District.

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It’s an apt role for actor/musician Ben who plays backing guitar for Miles Kane. He has previously appeared in telly’s police drama Line of Duty and the daytime soap Doctors.

The first two episodes of This Town were shown on Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday and are now available on iPlayer.

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