Urban and The Shed Crew
Starring Richard Armitage, Anna Friel and an amazing bunch of new, up and coming, gritty northern kids. It's been described as a tale of heroin and cement, set in Britain's underclass in the 90s.
12 year old Urban Grimshaw is Britians most runaway child, he's even been on TV's crimewatch. His mother is a junkie and his father might as well be dead. He can't read or write and he doesn't go to school. When he meets his mother's new friend Chop, a disillusioned, ex social worker also living on society's margins, on one of Leeds roughest estates the two become firm friends. But even Chop with his own penchant for drink, drugs and hard living is shocked by the state of Urban's life. After much soul searching he resolves to clean up his own act and do his utmost to save the kid. But as their friendship deepens Urban introduces him to the Shed Crew - the anarchic gang of kids between the ages of 10 and 14, joy-riding, thieving runaways, no strangers to drugs or sex and it's only then that we see exactly how long the road to civilization really is. Until they meet Chop...
Starring Richard Armitage as Chop and Anna Friel as Greta, Urbans' mother.