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Day: March 29, 2018

BBC comedy pilot Famalam Gets a full series!

Following on from a successful pilot last year, Famalam is set to embark on its maiden four-episode voyage. In the debut series of the sketch show we’ll meet a huge range of comic creations including thwarted Nigerian philanthropist Prince Alyusi, Croydon’s leading voodoo doctor Professor Lofuko, misunderstood superhero Eclipse, never-satiated chicken-loving schoolboy Fat Sam and over-amorous daytime TV hosts/lovers, William and Funke. Along the way, we’ll also learn some newly-unearthed Black British History with garage MC Scribbler P, get a sneak peek of the latest Nollywood blockbusters, and at last, see some much-needed cultural diversity injected into Midsomer Murders....

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BAFTA 2018 talent initiatives are now open for application

BAFTA has just opened applications for some BAFTA new talent initiatives that people working in film/games/TV can know apply for: See the list below: Scholarships – Want to study a postgrad course in film, games or TV but need financial support?  BAFTA’s Scholarships Programme awards students in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course related to a career in film, games or television. We offer a range of global scholarships annually, with programmes in the UK, USA, and China. UK Scholarship Programme China Scholarship Programme LA Scholarship Programme New York Scholarship Programme Find out more and apply for a...

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90% #OutOf100: Idris Elba’s “In The Long Run” Is A Nostalgic Must See

What do you get when you take the story of a Canning Town kid-made-good? Sky 1’s newest six-part period comedy, In The Long Run, based on Idris Elba’s life growing up in East London! Opening with Walter Easmon (Idris Elba), 13 years immigrated to East London reading a letter from his Sierra Leonean Mama (Ellen Thomas!). Factory foreman Walter is in early middle age, and reads his mother’s words with affection until she ends by informing him that his younger brother Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola) is on his way to England to stay with him! Walter’s community-spirited wife Agnes (Madeline Appiah) is...

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