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97% #OutOf100: Famalam is The Must-See Heir-Apparent To The Real McCoy!

Famalam is the BBC’s newest six-part sketch comedy show, which features the Diaspora’s next generation of potential comedy greats. The comedy sketch show began its run with episode two last Monday 9th April at 9pm, on BBC3! What’s even better, is that the talented, great-looking, seven-strong central cast is made up of the creators. Some are familiar faces, having cut their teeth on other TV comedies – two of which are BAFTA TV nominated for 2018 Best Scripted Comedy – Timewasters (2017) [1] and Chewing Gum (2015-17). Some have done the rounds on daytime dramas and murder mysteries and some...

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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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79% #OutOf100 – Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a nostalgic hit!

If you were born in the early 80’s (and 90’s) and grew up playing video games and watching TV, then you will not be disappointed by Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg takes Ernest Cline’s book and turns it into the type of film adaptation every nerd such as myself actually wants to see. Set in 2045, a world is on the brink of chaos and collapse and where people play video games in the virtual world as a form of escape but also as a means to survive in the real world. How crazy is that? Although not too far from reality, not sure...

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85% #OutOf100: ITV2’s Comedy Spy Thriller, Action Team starring Kayode Ewumi is a hit!

Commissioned from Shiny Button productions last May (2017), Action Team is the new comedy spy thriller from ITV2 which plays out in 6 half-hour episodes, beginning tonight at 10pm. Written by James De Frond, who directs, and Tom Davis, who also stars, this scripted comedy is the latest from the creative talent behind BBC3 award-winning series Murder In Successville (2015 -). Action Team is a spoof spy action-thriller, following the missions and exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government, and charged with saving the world…. with a work experience youth in tow! Alongside...

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76% Out Of 100 – British Black Stars Claire Hope-Ashitey & Zachary Momoh Shine in Netflix’s Seven Seconds

Seven Seconds is a macabre must-watch. Though you know who’s guilty, Seven Seconds details how police killing black people cases get watered down to almost nothing by the time they get to court. This is where it’s good. Where it fails is that you’re not ever quite sure if they’re going to go dramatic or serious. One minute it’s poignant and raw, next minute it’s melodramatic and lazy. It fights itself at times. Brilliant turn by British Blacktors Claire-Hope Ashitey & Zachary Momoh

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