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Dreaming Whilst Black. Image shows from L to R: Adam (Alexander Owen), Kwabena (Adjani Salmon), Tom (Toby Williams). Copyright: Big Deal Films

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Published
2021
Platforms
BBC Three (Online)
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creators
Adjani Salmon, Max Evans, Laura de Sousa Seixas and Natasha Jatania
Stars
Adjani Salmon, Alexander Owen, Dani Moseley, Vanessa Babirye, Rachel Adedeji, Demmy Ladipo, Meghan Treadway, Tom Byrne and more
Writers
Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes
Directors
Sebastian Thiel and Steven Eniraiyetan
Producers
Gina Lyons, Adjani Salmon, Thomas Stogdon, Dhanny Joshi and Nicola Gregory
Companies

With true-to-life comedic beats, Dreaming Whilst Black is adapted from the hugely popular web series co-written by Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes.

Loosely inspired by real life events, Dreaming Whilst Black follows aspiring filmmaker Kwabena in and out of reality as he tries to make it in Babylon. With the echoes of his family's disappointment at his chosen career in his ears and a complicated personal life to navigate, can Kwabena scale all of the hurdles laid out in front of him to get his script commissioned?

Co-creator, writer and star of Dreaming Whilst Black Adjani Salmon says: "After such a phenomenal response to the web series, where we found an audience who really connected to Kwabena's journey, I'm happy we've made our show for TV. I'm excited to share this story with our earliest and new audiences alike."

Additional details

Also known as
  • Comedy Slice: Dreaming Whilst Black
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th April 2021 at 6am on BBC Three (Online)
Episode length
25 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Monday 26th April 2021 at 11:10pm on BBC1

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