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A book documenting grime history has been picked up for TV

Inner City Pressure, by Dan Hancox, looks at the rise of UK grime

Inner City Pressure – not the Flight of the Conchords song – is a book detailing “the story of grime” published earlier this year by Dan Hancox. It documents how UK grime rose to prominence through the early 2000s and now the rights have been sold to turn it into a TV show.

Pulse Films and Paramount Television picked up the rights to Inner City Pressure. Hancox, in a press release, explains the importance of telling the story of the rise of grime, saying: “I think people really recognize that you can't tell the story of grime without telling the story of the city and society around it.”

“If you want to understand London, its politics, poverty, riots, gentrification, frustrations, tensions and joys, there's no better insight into the first two decades of 21st century London than grime.”