UK TV

UK NEWS: JAMAICAN SUMMER ON OH TV – (SKY 199)

CELEBRATE 50 years of Independence AND the Olympic Takeover this Summer on OH TV Sky 199 with a season of programmes inspired by Jamaica and daily broadcasts of JA’s No1 Morning Show “SMILE JAMAICA” LIVE from London. Starts July on OHTV : The only place to be. WATCH: ON-AIR – Sky channel 199 ON THE OH BOX – ohtvbox.com ON THE OH BOX APP – Available from i-tunes, android and other selected smart phones. DOWNLOAD NOW. itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ohbox/id498970723?mt=8 Please enter your telephone Number []

UK TV/DOCUMENTARY – MICHAEL JOHNSON: SURVIVAL OF THE FASTEST

Why is it that all the athletes that lined up for the men’s 100m final at the Beijing Olympics could trace their ancestry back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade? In this landmark documentary, Olympian Michael Johnson embarks on a personal genealogical and scientific journey in a bid to understand if he and other world-class African American and Caribbean athletes are successful as a result of slavery. Michael Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold medallist and the finest sprint athlete of his generation. []

UK TV: BIG BROTHER CONTESTANT WARNED OVER CALLING BLACK HOUSEMATE A ‘GORILLA’

Another day… another offensive remark… Another wake up call. Big Brother contestant and former boarding school girl Caroline Wharram (20) was given an official warning this week after describing former Los Angeles gangster Adam Kelly as a “gorilla”. Wharram ranted to a fellow housemate, “Adam is just an irritating, he’s not even funny. He snores like a family of dragons, it’s just rude. He’s horrible. He’s just a ridiculous ridiculous gorilla, bowl hair cut, no sanitation, he’s just disgusting. ” After she []

‘THE VOICE UK’ HOST REGGIE YATES DEFENDS SHOW

In an interview with tabloid rag The Sun The Voice UK host Reggie Yates defends the show which did poorly in the ratings and shoots down comparisons to its ITV rival The X-Factor. A clearly irritated Yates said, “To compare us to The X Factor, which has been on for nine years, just feels unfair. We’d just started, and if you rule out all the comparisons and look at what we did, then I think you’d see we did a bloody good job first time around. “I []

NEW BLACK BRITISH ONLINE SITCOM ‘ALL ABOUT THE MCKENZIES’ (EPISODES 1-4)

Check out new online black British sitcom All About The McKenzie created for the web with the intention of becoming an international TV show. … … … … … I just love that people are no longer begging and relying on TV networks to commission and air their TV projects. Investing in your own projects and then sharing them online is definitely the way forward. Keep up the work everyone involved in other black British online shows, Venus Vs Mars, Brothers With []