Available to Rent or Buy on Amazon Video

Available to Rent or Buy

Watch Now

  • User
    Score

Overview

The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities is a British television documentary series based on the Pepys estate in Deptford, south-east London. The eight-part series premiered on 25 June 2007, on BBC One.

In 2004, Lewisham council sold one of three adjacent public housing tower blocks on the economically deprived Pepys Estate to a private property developer. The tower was converted into luxury apartments and sold to people who, for the most part, did not grow up in the local area. The documentary was filmed over three years and chronicled the difficulties faced by some of the local residents in adapting to the changes sweeping the neighbourhood. Notable characters included heroin-addicted Leol and his alcoholic best friend Nicky, and the landlord of the local pub who is struggling with the challenges of satisfying his conservative 'old guard' and tempting the new arrivals - mostly young and relatively wealthy - into his traditional boozer.

The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities won the best factual series BAFTA award in 2008.

Series Cast

  1. We don't have any cast added to this TV Show. You can help by adding some!

Login to Edit Cast & Crew

Last Season

The tower season 1

2007 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities premiered on June 25, 2007.

View All Seasons

No videos, backdrops or posters have been added to The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities.

Facts

Status Ended

Network

  • See more TV shows from BBC One...

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Keywords

No keywords have been added.

Content Score

21

We're getting there.

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?

Login