A Town Called Malice: Episode guide

Find out what happens in each episode of this 8-part high-octane, neon Western musical love letter to the ’80s. Filled with romance, obsession, violence, deceit, and swagger.

Episode guide

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Series 1

Series 1

Episode 1 - I Want to Know What Love Is

Gene Lord - youngest son of a South London criminal family - and his fearless fiancée, Cindy, are forced to flee 1980s London. On the Costa del Sol, Gene’s Uncle Tony has a get-rich plan, but dangerous enemies are circling: can Cindy and Gene survive?

Episode Playlist

‘Ma Baker’ by Boney M ‘Mirror, Mirror (Mon Amour)’ by Dollar ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner
‘I Could Be Happier’ (12” Version) by Altered Images
‘Going Underground’ by The Clash
‘True’ by Spandau Ballet
‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ by The Buggles
‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
‘Original Sin’ by INXS
‘White Wedding’ by Billy Idol
‘Sweet Dreams are Made of These’ by The Eurythmics
‘D.I.S.C.O’ by Ottowan
‘Hold The Line’ by Toto ‘Sunday Girl’ by Blondie ‘A Town Called Malice’ by The Jam

Episode 2 - Daddy Cool

Cindy leads Gene on a mission to evade police suspicion and reminds him of the potential in Tony’s land. But can they keep their dream secret from the Lords, who arrive in Spain and have questions they want answered?

Episode Playlist

‘The Great Pretender’ by Freddie Mercury
‘Rio’ by Duran Duran ‘Lil’ Devil’ by The Cult
‘Mickey’ by Toni Basil
‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Depeche Mode
‘Tainted Love’ by Soft Cell ‘Give It Up’ by KC & The Sunshine Band
‘Everybody Wants To Rule the World’ by Tears for Fears
‘Back in Black’ by AC/DC ‘Daddy Cool’ by Boney M.
‘Rebel Yell’ by Billy Idol ‘Avalon’ by Roxy Music ‘Shout’ by Tears for Fears

Episode 3 - Two Tribes

Kelly does Mint Ma’s secret bidding back in London. Meanwhile, sparks fly when the Lords parlay with the local Gitano community in a bid to get their support for the hotel plans.

Episode Playlist

‘Kayleigh’ by Marillion ‘Two Tribes’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood ‘Our House’ by Madness ‘Blue Monday’ by New Order ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beat
‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’ by Foreigner
‘Mirror Man’ by The Human League
‘Love is a Battlefield’ by Pat Benatar

Episode 4 - Let's Go All The Way

Gene and Cindy exercise their smarts to unify warring factions, but the arrival of a face from Cindy’s past creates tremors between them – can she hang on to the man she loves?

Episode Playlist

‘In The Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ by Adam & The Ants ‘Let’s Go All The Way’ by Sly Fox
‘Only You’ by Flying Pickets
‘Fade To Grey’ by Visage
‘Sunny’ by Boney M ‘Everything I Own’ by Ken Boothie ‘Do The Conga’ by Black Lace ‘Alive And Kicking’ by Simple Minds
‘Call Me’ by Blondie

Episode 5 - Cruel Summer

Gene’s mettle is tested during business negotiations in Morocco; Albert tests Mint Ma’s patience; and Cindy is forced to take drastic action to protect Eddie.

Episode Playlist

‘Rudy, A Message To You’ by Dandy Livingstone
‘Chase The Devil’ Max Romeo
‘54-46 Was My Number’ by Toots & The Maytals
‘The Chase’ by Giorgio Moroder ‘Karma Chameleon’ by Culture Club ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ by Duran Duran
‘Cruel Summer’ by Bananarama ‘Maneater’ by Hall & Oates
‘Jump (For My Love)’ by The Pointer Sisters

Episode 6 - I'm Still Standing

Cindy alienates Eddie to breaking point; Kelly loses control and Albert’s battle for power threatens to leave Gene’s dreams of a bright new future in tatters.

Episode Playlist

‘Eyes Without A Face’ by Billy Idol ‘I Ran’ by Flock of Seagulls ‘Money’ (12” Version) by The Flying Lizards
‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ by Cindy Lauper
‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’ by The Korgis ‘I’m Still Standing’ by Elton John

Episode 7 - Ghost Town

The Lords are at their lowest ebb, and the game might be up for Cindy. Meanwhile, Albert is back on the rise – but for how long?

Episode Playlist

‘Teenage Kicks’ by The Undertones
‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles
‘Mirror Mirror’ by Dollar ‘(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight’ by Cutting Crew ‘Ghost Town’ (12” Version) by The Specials
‘Sunglasses At Night’ by Corey Hart

Episode 8 - Living on a Prayer

Albert seems to be an unstoppable force, stopping short of nothing to reclaim his former glory – who dares stand in his way and curb his reign of terror?

Episode Playlist

‘The Jean Genie’ by David Bowie
‘London Calling’ by The Clash ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner
‘Planet Earth’ by Duran Duran ‘I’m Not In Love’ by 10cc ‘Making Plans For Nigel’ by XTC
‘Never Tear Us Apart’ by INXS ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ by Frank Sinatra
‘Too Shy’ by Kajagoogoo ‘Vienna’ by Ultravox ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Bon Jovi ‘We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off’ by Jermaine Stewart ‘The Sun Always Shines on TV’ A-Ha.

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