It’s always great to see a #BritishBlacktress head up a national television ad campaign. When it’s a former TBB writer, there is a whole new level of pride.Read More
Author: Descant Deb
Kiri is channel 4’s new four-part drama about the abduction of a young black girl in foster care. Set to spark debate about interracial adoption we really hope writer Jack Thorne has been aware of sensitivities of a topic such as this.Read More
Jamaican-Canadian Chantel Riley Stars in Period Crime Series “Frankie Drake Mysteries,” Premiering on UK’s Alibi Channel, 23rd Jan
First aired in Canada last November (2017) to critical acclaim, Frankie Drake Mysteries starring Chantel Riley arrives in the UK on Alibi Channel, January 23rd for a limited first run!Read More
As another national advertising campaign is spearheaded by a British black woman, it’s great to see BUPA UK expanding on this WCRS Agency commercial for their #ForLiving campaign. Previously, it offered only a teaser of backstory to its beautiful black star. Originally launched on January 5th, 2017 to advertise how BUPA cancer services can help you rediscover you after the ravages of serious illness, this extended version has been released, focusing on helping people get the most out of everyday life. Whether it was cancer directly affecting her femininity (breast, gynecological), or chemotherapy-related hair loss, we’ll never know. But,...Read More
“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” Is 25 and All Variety Could Conjure Up Is A Whitewash Of The Cast & A Diss To Uhura!
Entitled Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ at 25: Through the Wormhole With the Cast and Creators we raised an eyebrow that Variety’s TV editors would sign off on this article!Read More
Richie Campbell To Play First Black Chelsea Player Paul Canoville in DD Armstrong’s 2018 Mini-Series
It would be really, really something if a black British director won this gig. To do this story justice, to make it truly about the black British experience, and not White Britain’s idea f the black British experience, would truly make 2018 a landmark year!Read More
78% #OutOf100: “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 1-9 First Chapter Catch Up Ahead of Jan 8th Return to Netflix.
Whilst Star Trek: Discovery takes its mid-season break, we can take a breath and revel in the announcement that it has been renewed for a second season! The signs have been good since May 2017 when, during the filming of episode 6, we reported that the first Star Trek TV series in over a decade was to be extended from the originally commissioned 13 episodes to 15. Followed by After Trek, a post-broadcast discussion/behind the scenes show. The episode expansion signalled high confidence in this second attempt at a Star Trek prequel set 10 years before the original series (the first attempt was Star...Read More
We feel that we really must start with honorary Brit and TBB Legend Clarke Peters, who has generously divided his time between his native USA and Britain since the 1970s. In 2017, he showed how much he cherishes the cultural heritage of the African Diaspora, doing us all a great transatlantic service! In January 2016, we spoke to Peters about owning the African narrative as we anticipated his role in the ITV series, Jericho. Described as the UK’s first western, Jericho is set in 1870s Yorkshire and focuses on the lives of a community living in a shantytown under...Read More
70%: #OutOf100 – Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi – Epic Battle Scenes As Finn and Rey Battle For Light Over Dark
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi follows on from the events of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015), which left Rey (Daisy Ridley) taking Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and the Millennium Falcon to come face to face at last with the uber-reclusive Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Finn (John Boyega) was unconscious in the rebel med facility and General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher, RIP) was grieving, but regrouping with Commander Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), BB8 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. We are still in mourning for the loss of a major character (Han Solo – Harrison Ford),...Read More
Shakirah Bourne’s Barbados-set re-imagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream deftly applies the beauty of the island and local culture to amplify the magic and mysticism when the fairyfolk run riot one moonlit night.Read More