Category Archives: On TV

Watch| The Javone Prince Show on BBC Two

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The multi-talented and award-winning Javone Prince has landed on BBC Two with a brand-new sketch series. The Javone Prince Show looks at all facets of contemporary multicultural Britain; it questions who we are, what our attitudes are and why we have them. Each week, self-professed original loverman, Javone (PhoneShop, Horrible Histories) and friends will dissect 21st century Britain with a series of comedic takes on everyday life.

The Javone Prince Show (4×30') is the first production for Phil Bowker (PhoneShop, Pulling, 15 Storeys High) and Lee Tucker's (Silver River, Avalon) indie 'Lovely Electricity' and will be made jointly with BBC In-house Comedy Production. Myfanwy Moore (Little Britain) will be the executive producer.

Click here to watch Ep1 on iPlayer and brand new episodes Sundays 10pm on BBC Two.

Watch | SunnyD – new comedy pilot on BBC iPlayer

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BBC's Comedy Feeds bring you Sunny D…

Dane is 29, ambitious, frustrated and very funny. He (still) lives with his parents, in a crammed box room which he shares with his Mum's cleaning equipment. He's a twin, which guarantees that any affection,support and enjoyment in his homelife has always been split in half. Alongside Kadean, his twin sister, Dane's nemesis is his boss, Steve, who represents everything that Dane is determined to escape from.

Dane needs his salary if he's ever going to break away from his privacy-free homelife, but he's desperate to follow his dream. Driven on by personal ambition, the support of his girlfriend, Nicola and best friend Sam, today could finally be the day when everything's about to change…

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Trailer| The Interceptor – BBC One Drama starring O.T. Fagbenle

Reposted from TVWise

Created by Tony Saint, The Interceptor follows a state of the art law enforcement team, known as UNIT, whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous and ruthless criminals. The series is produced by BBC Drama Production in association with BBC Worldwide and stars O.T. Fagbenle (Looking), Trevor Eve (Waking The Dead), Jo Joyner (EastEnders), Robert Lonsdale (From Here To Eternity), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field), Anna Skellern (Heading Out), Gary Beadle (EastEnders) and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons).

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Kascion Franklin To Star In Lenny Henry’s BBC One Drama ‘Danny And The Human Zoo’

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Kascion Frankin and director Destiny Ekaragha

Reposted from TV Wise

Television newcomer Kascion Franklin has been tapped to play the lead role in Danny And The Human Zoo, BBC One’s upcoming 90 minute one-off drama which is inspired by the life of Lenny Henry and hails from Happy Valley indie Red Production Company.

Danny And The Human Zoo tell the story of Danny, a talented impressionist from a working class Jamaican family. When Danny wins a talent competition, he soon finds himself working the comedy circuit. Audiences can’t get enough and applaud Danny as he effortlessly morphs into Mohammed Ali, Tommy Cooper and Frank Spencer, eventually hitting the big time on TV. But when an unscrupulous manager takes advantage of Danny, he hits rock bottom. Having made his name by becoming other people, Danny has to save himself by finding out who he really is.

Kascion Franklin, repped by RED Talent Management, will lead the cast of the one-off drama as Danny. Other cast members include Lenny Henry (The Syndicate) as Danny’s dad Samson, Cecilia Noble (The Bill) as Danny’s mum Myrtle, Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) as Danny’s Manager Jonesy, Richard Wilson (One Foot In The Grave) as promoter James Broughton and Mark Benton (Waterloo Road) as seasoned entertainer Syd Bolton.

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News| Wunmi Mosaku & Adeel Akhtar to star in BBC One gentrification drama ‘Capital’

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Reposted from BBC Press Centre

Toby Jones (Marvellous, The Girl), Lesley Sharp (Scott And Bailey, The Shadow Line) Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing On The Edge, In The Flesh) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia, Four Lions) are set to star in BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Capital, produced by Kudos for BBC One.

Joined by Rachael Stirling (Detectorists, The Bletchley Circle), Gemma Jones (Marvellous, The Lady Vanishes), Robert Emms (Atlantis, War Horse), Bryan Dick (Wolf Hall, Eric And Ernie) and Radoslaw Kaim (Spies Of Warsaw, Wallander), the line-up will also include multi-award-winning Indian actress Shabana Azmi and, fresh from her Olivier award-winning role in West End musical Once, Zrinka Cvitešić.

Set on a single street in South London, Capital is a portrait of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, Pepys Road has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses.

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Trailer| Venus vs Mars Lands at Sky Living

​Follow dynamic single girl Venus in her catastrophic quest to find true love, in a warm and witty comedy drama from critically acclaimed playwright Baby Isako (Love is a Losing Game, Bag Ladies).

Developed from the successful and hugely popular web series of the same name, the 10-part comedy drama follows hapless romantic Venus, played by rising star Letitia Hector, as she hunts for Mr Right. Run-ins with the ex, old flames, new crushes and double dates mean there's never a dull moment in Venus's love life, while her friends also contend with man dramas and relationship woes.

Venus vs Mars starts on Sky Living on the 9th of April, Thursdays at 11pm, with two episodes screening each night.

Huge congratulations to the team  – we'll definitely be tuning in!

 

ITV1 This Morning – Makeover Casting Call

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Do you lurk in the shadows of your glamorous sister? Does she steal the limelight with her stylish wardrobe and amazing figure? Do you want to be transformed for a special event? If this sounds like you fear no more. This Morning are here with their very own ‘Fairy Gok Mother’ ready to twirl his wand and give you the perfect makeover. Cinderella will go to the ball! If you want a makeover this Friday, get in touch by 1pm Wednesday 18th March 2015.

Email thismorning@itv.com, 18+, terms at itv.com