Grey Area – “Scotland’s ‘The Wire’”

Writer-director Garry Fraser, who also features as drug dealer Buddha. Photograph: Pixel Riddims/BBC Scotland

Tom starred in a new drama Grey Area, starring survivors of drug addiction and gang violence in Edinburgh, aired as part of the launch of the BBC’s new dedicated Scottish TV channel.

“The Grey Area, which premieres at 11pm on Tuesday, features a cast taken from addiction recovery groups in the city, and is soundtracked by local hip-hop music. Initially commissioned as a standalone pilot, it is hoped that the drama will become “Scotland’s version of The Wire”, its creator Garry Anthony Fraser says.

The film will appear on BBC Scotland‘s new £32m digital channel that the corporation hopes will address claims from SNP politicians and others that it has neglected Scottish audiences.”

Excerpt from The Guardian – Read more