UK TV

UK TV: MEET THE BANDAIS (STARRING FORMER EASTENDERS STAR BUNMI MOJEKWU)

Check out the comedy pilot ‘Meet The Bandais’  starring Bunmi Mojekwu, Tobi Bakare and Adelayo Adedayo. Produced for E4 and directed by Gary Reich, Meet the Bandais is a comedy show following the exploits of a fictional African family called the Bandais as they leave their small village for the first time to live with a couple of unsuspecting and real British families. The hosts have never left the UK, let alone hung out at home with a black family.  What the []

UK TV: ITV AXES HOSTS ADRIAN CHILES AND CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY FROM DAYBREAK

When it was first announced over a year ago that Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles were leaving the BBC and moving over to ITV for big bucks (£1million deal) and to front breakfast show Daybreak there was nothing but pure hype and excitement. Now it’s ended like this…. It was leaked on Friday that both presenters have been axed from the show and an angry and embarrassed Adrian Chiles had this to say about the axing, ‘Myself and Christine were told we []

UK NEWS: DRAMA ‘TOP BOY’ RENEWED FOR A SECOND SERIES

Well no surprises here! Last week I posted a review piece about the Top Boy debate that took place in Brixton (click HERE to read). In the piece I mentioned that there would no doubt be a second series and that the writer Ronan Bennett was probably sitting in a posh office somewhere working on the script. Then some clown called Joseph_SW who I suspect is connected to Bennett left this comment in response to my remarks. It’s really irresponsible to speculate that he’s at home working on a second series, maybe []

UK TV / TRAILER: NEW FOUR-PART DRAMA ‘TOP BOY’ TO AIR ON CHANNEL 4 (STARRING ASHLEY WALTERS AND KANO)

Click HERE to view more photographs. Soul Culture reports that “Urban” drama Top Boy will be coming to our screens on Channel 4 at the end of October . The four-part drama stars Ashley Walters and rapper Kano. On London’s Summerhouse Estate, lives are lived along lines, and challenges come in all forms, even – especially – for kids. Thirteen-year-old Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete) finds he has to ‘step up and be a man’ when his mentally ill mother Lisa (Sharon Duncan Brewster) is []

UK TV: SPARTACUS – VENGEANCE (TRAILER)

Fellow blogger Miss Lala put me on to TV series Spartacus: Blood & Sand and God’s Of The Arena and I am now hooked. I look forward to watching the new series Spartacus: Vengeance which will air on Sky 1 next year. Check out the trailer below. ……….. Rest In Peace Andy Whitfield.

UK TV NEWS: NEW BRITISH-NIGERIAN CHARACTER SET TO JOIN EASTENDERS

Actress Modupe Adeyeye will make her debut on BBC soap Eastenders this coming Tuesday playing Faith Olubunmi, the younger sister of Merci Olubunmi (played by Bunmi Mojekwu) who was written out of the show earlier this year. The newcomer will also appear in EastEnders online spin-off E20. Congratulations Modupe – good luck. And let’s just hope there isn’t another random deportation storyline in the works. [Thanks UC from The TV Collective]