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The Street: Season 1

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We gave it a B-

Each episode of The Street is set in a different luckless home on the same working-class English street. At No. 5, a wife’s lover runs over her daughter. At No. 8, a retiree plans to top himself. At No. 12, a blind man’s son is beaten into a coma. Even the recognizable stars (Broadbent, Spall, Jane Horrocks) can’t take the edge off the emotional and physical brutal ity that creator Jimmy McGovern (Cracker) has made his stock-in-trade. You’ll cry from start to finish. For Anglophiles and Brit-grit fans only.