UK TV

UK TV: BRITISH NIGERIAN COMEDY ‘MEET THE ADEBANJOS’ COMING TO SKY (THE AFRICA CHANNEL) ON APRIL 6TH

Season 1 of the hit online comedy  sitcom Meet The Adebanjos will air on The Africa Channel (Sky 268) from the 6th April at 9pm. Meet the Adebanjos follows the day-to-day life of a modern British-African family living in the heart of South London.  At the helm is larger-than-life patriarch Bayo (Wale Ojo – Johnny English Reborn, The Guard) who regularly clashes with his wife and two teenage children. Their problem with him is his frequent mishaps and dated, traditional African values which Bayo []

UK TV: REGGIE YATES APPEARS ON BBC BREAKFAST TO DISCUSS HIS NEW BBC3 DOCUMENTARY ‘TEEN GANGS’

TV and radio personality Reggie Yates appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning with former gang member Aaron Rhoden to talk about his new BBC3 documentary on Teen Gangs. …. When I first heard about this documentary and then heard the name ‘Reggie Yates’ I rolled my eyes. But it actually looks like it might be quite good. I wish Aaron the best of luck. I see some potential there and he seems like a decent young man. Your thoughts please….

UK TV: BBC AMERICA TO CO-PRODUCE THIRD ‘LUTHER’ SERIES

BBC America has announced that they will co-produce the third series of the hit BBC Drama Luther starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba. The new series will air later on in the year. BBC Worldwide America’s general manager Perry Simon said, Luther has been integral in establishing our new Dramaville franchise, the home for groundbreaking British drama. We’re excited to work once again with the incredibly talented writer Neil Cross and executive producer Phillippa Giles on this new ambitious four-part mini-series.” I look forward to []

UK TV: RIHANNA TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE NEW SKY LIVING FASHION SERIES

Singer Rihanna is out to make as much money as she possibly can and while she still can. I admire the girl’s hustle. Rihanna is set to join the Sky Living family. In her first ever television project, she’ll be executive-producing and appearing in an original and hugely ambitious new fashion series exclusively for Sky Living HD. Synonymous with cutting-edge style, Rihanna is searching Britain for the next generation of raw, undiscovered designer talent and has hand-picked Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts to head []

UK TV: LOST KINGDOMS OF AFRICA (SERIES 2)

Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford returns to host the second series of a four-part factual series on Africa and is cultural legacy. When the first aired on BBC Four in January 2010 it would go on to become the channels highest rated factual programme to date as well as being aired later on BBC2. This new four-part series takes him across the continent from Morocco in the north to South Africa as well as Ghana and Uganda. The series starts with an exploration of the Asante []

UK NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER ALLEGEDLY SIGNS UP TO APPEAR ON CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER

Tabloid rag The Sun reports that Tinchy Stryder has signed up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother which starts in January on Channel 5. According to the newspaper the makers of CBB were desperate to get a ‘British rapper’ to sign up and approached Chipmunk first. But he declined their offer. …. Showbiz can be a cruel beast. One minute you’re sitting on top of the world enjoying A and B list status, then in a few short years you find yourself []

‘MEET THE ADEBANJOS’ – NEW BLACK BRITISH TV SITCOM TO AIR ON SKY THIS CHRISTMAS

After surpassing half a million views online, black British sitcom Meet The Adebanjos will now air on Sky this Christmas. New episodes of the series have been picked up by VOX Africa TV (Sky 218) and will air on Fridays at 8.30pm. Fans of the show are set to be in for a real treat with a Christmas and New Year double episode special. Executive producer Debra Odutuyo says of the show’s success, “The response has been amazing. People can’t get enough of []

UK TV NEWS: REGGIE YATES SET TO HOST ‘THE VOICE UK’

It has been confirmed that BBC Radio DJ/ TV presenter/the voice of Rastamouse Reggie Yates, will co-host The Voice UK alongside Holly Willoughby. In a statement Yates said, “I’m so delighted to get this job and be part of such a credible music show. The format of The Voice in America has worked brilliantly and I have no doubt it will be just as successful on British TV.” Well… old Reg has come a long way. I remember when he used to present a CBBC show []