Category Archives: TV

Black-ish is the Nouveau Black

Black-ish TV rating: ***** ABC & E4 Writer & Executive Producer – Kenya Barris Black-ish is an ABC Television Production Black-ish is a sitcom based on the upper middle class African-American Johnson family who live in ‘the burbs’. The sit-coms … Continue reading

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Are We Entering a Brave New World That’s Black and British?

Black & British TV Rating: *****  November – December 2016 Channels: BBC2, BBC3 & BBC-1Xtra A Brave New TV World For so long, decades, many people have complained about the scarcity of Black programming on television. Many have forlornly pined … Continue reading

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Sunny Side up for Dane McKenzie with Sunny D

TV Rating: ***** BBC 3 and i-player November 2016 BBC The second series of Sunny D starring Dane Baptiste featured as part of the Black and British season on BBC3 which commenced last month. The story line is essentially about … Continue reading

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Dropperz the Pilot – TV Review

TV Rating: ** 2 November 2016 ITV2 Dropperz was one of four pre-MOBO 2016 pilot shows from ITV2 showcasing Black and Minority Ethnic talent. Dropperz, a British grime group are given a day alone in the plush surroundings of their … Continue reading

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All About The McKenzies Pilot 2016 – TV Review

TV Rating: ** 1 November 2016 ITV2 After three online web series and one London Live series ‘All About the McKenzies’ was back on television, this time on ITV2, with a brand new pilot episode. Yes, you read that right … Continue reading

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Is Stand Up and TV Comedy just too Middle Class?

Comedy, Class and Offence Beyond a Joke: Comedy, Identity and Offence series Part 1 Wednesday 12th October 2016 Newton North, Hamilton Centre Brunel University London The Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR), lead by its founder and Brunel University Lecturer, … Continue reading

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McGuiness and Vilani win Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Star Rating: **** The O2 Arena London SE10 Saturday 13th February 2016 Lights. Sequins. Cameras. Action. No, not me getting ready to write my next blog. Pre-Valentine’s I was fortunate to get the opportunity to … Continue reading

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