Drama

DIRECTOR STEVE MCQUEEN SET TO MAKE ‘EPIC’ BBC BLACK BRITISH EXPERIENCE DRAMA

Shadow and Act reports that award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning to make a BBC drama on the black experience in Britain, from 1968 to 2014. McQueen says the series will be “epic in scope,” and will chronicle the lives of a group of friends and their families from 1968 to 2014. He added: “I don’t think there has been a serious drama series in Britain with black people from all walks of life as the main protagonists.“ … But Steve what about the Channel 4 []

HIT DRAMA SERIES FROM AFRICA: ‘SHUGA’ (SERIES 1)

Shuga is a TV series that first aired in November 2009 on MTV Base as part of an initiative dubbed MTV Staying Alive Ignite! It was commissioned by MTV Networks Africa in association with The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, PEPFAR (The US President’s Emergency Fund for Aids Relief), the Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation (HFG) and the Government of Kenya, as part of a ground-breaking multimedia campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and tolerance. It later became a hit and aired in 40 different African countries before it []

UK WEB SERIES: UNFAMOUS – (DOUBLE EPISODE SPECIAL 5 & 6)

Rolling Stones: Is dating an ‘Unfamous’ guy more than its worth and when everybody’s out for themselves, it’s hard to know who to trust. … Ever Mine: Losing your first love is hard, accepting them back into your life can be just as difficult. … Watch previous episodes below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Unfamous is getting pretty deep and steamy. First you had the Unfamous books and now this. Writer and creator Scotty Unfamous is doing a really []

MALAWI GOVERNMENT FALLS OUT OF LOVE WITH MADONNA

Well..well..well…. it sounds like Malawi’s “love affair” with Madonna has run its course. When the multi-millionaire superstar visited the African nation some years ago, adopted two Malawian-born children, spoke of starting a charity (later called ‘Raising Malawi’) and then started to fund the building of schools in the region, the government were quick to roll out the red carpet (like her name was Queen Elizabeth II). But now BBC News reports that government officials have fallen out of love with Madge. It is claimed that the star complained after she and her entourage were stripped of []

JUMP OFF TV (UK DEBATE) – DO THE POLICE MAKE THE BLACK MUSIC SCENE A SCAPEGOAT FOR VIOLENCE?

After a man in his thirties was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle at a London party hosted by BlackBerry maker RIM, the regular debaters got together alongside guests to discuss what can be done to prevent violence. Following this incident the Official Mixtape Award ceremony due to take place on Thursday 5th April was cancelled by the police with just hours to go. Claira Hermet and Snakey Man who were due to be hosting the prestigious event joined the []

UK ANTICS: TV SHOW SOCCER AM BLASTS ADAM DEACON FOR NO-SHOW / ACTOR BLAMES REVOLVER ENT’S PR DEPARTMENT

Oh dear… more drama in the heady/exciting world of UK entertainment this morning. Actor Adam Deacon was supposed to appear as a guest on the popular Sky 1 morning show Soccer Am today to promote his new film Payback Season, but was a no-show. So throughout the morning hosts Max and Helen were firing sly shots at Adam. Max called Adam “lazy” and viewers were told that he “couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed”. As you can imagine this didn’t []

VIDEO: X-FACTOR USA CONTESTANT VOTED OUT… THEN COMES THE HIGH “DRAMA”

13 year X-Factor USA contestant Rachel Crowe was voted off the show last night.. and then this happened… …. X-Factor USA should perhaps think about introducing an age limit to avoid scenes like this. It’s almost as if Rachel isn’t used to hearing the word “NO” in her household and used to getting her own way. I acknowledge the fact that she is still a child and at that age I would expect to see a few tears and the look of []