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Transmission: January 2009

  • E4: 10 x 60mins
  • Writers: Bryan Elsley, Jamie Brittain, Ben Schiffer, Lucy Kirkwood, Jack Thorne, Daniel Kaluuya, Atiha Sen Gupta, Georgia Lester, Malcolm Campbell, Robin Ince
  • Producer: Chris Clough
  • Directors: Simon Massey, Charles Martin
  • Executive Producers: Charles Pattinson, George Faber, Bryan Elsley
  • Created By: Bryan Elsley & Jamie Brittain
  • Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Lisa Blackwell, Megan Prescott, Kathryn Prescott, Jack O'Connell, Luke Pasqualino, Ollie Barbieri, Merveille Lukeba, Lilly Loveless

The Class of 2009 is headed up by the beautiful and mysterious Effy, returning as the new queen bee. Effy is as enigmatic and elusive as ever. She’s joined by best friend, Pandora, sweet and kooky, she keeps the gang together. 

Twins Katie and Emily are pulling in different directions. One wanting to shed her twin, and gain status, the other hanging on, crippled by shyness. Naomi a beautiful idealist - passionate, political and principled, completes the girls. 

The guys are led by the irrepressible and irresponsible Cook, a daring and charismatic leader of the gang. His best mates sometimes despair, sometimes struggle to keep up, but are always there. Freddi skateboards, smokes weed, loves his mates and is very cool. JJ aka Jonah Jeremiah Jones, is a master illusionist and also their strategist – together they get in, and just about out, of scrapes, as they scheme to succeed.

Finally, Thomas, good and honest, he travels from the Congo to set up home for his family, and has to find his feet in a new and strange country. Together the gang bond as they fall in and out of love, and lust, fight one another, compete against each another, and also unite as one.


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    Winner, Klariza Clayton Best Actress in a Leading Role 2009
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