Big Age. Image shows from L to R: Dela (Racheal Ofori), Ṣadé (Ronke Adekoluejo). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Big Age

Channel 4 sitcom about a group of friends. 1 pilot in 2021. Stars Ronke Adekoluejo, Racheal Ofori, Michael Workeye, CJ Beckford and others.

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Big Age. Image shows from L to R: Ṣadé (Ronke Adekoluejo), Dela (Racheal Ofori). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Big Age

Sitcom pilot about a group of four young black-British friends who are in the 'big age' era of their lives

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2021
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creator
Bolu Babalola
Starring
Ronke Adekoluejo, Racheal Ofori, Michael Workeye, CJ Beckford, Matthew Crosby, Olumide Olorunfemi, Maymuna Abdi, Jumoké Fashola and others
Writer
Bolu Babalola
Director
Nosa Eke
Producer
Amy Annette

Big Age follows a group of four young black-British friends who are in the 'big age' era of their lives. With a backdrop of parental expectation, personal dreams and the crushing reality of maxed out credit cards and with the Nigerian phrase 'at your big age!' ringing in their ears; it's a quipped admonition that can be both loving and mocking, both commanding and encouraging - it is about growing up, stretching up, stepping up.

Sadé, the show's protagonist, has just turned 25, or twenty-thrive - she's unashamedly ambitious, fierce but has moments of spiralling (yet hilarious) insecurity. Sadé dreams of being a writer.

Dela is Sade's best friend - she's an artist who prefers to 'go where her soul flows' and is a free-spirited, sexually liberated, social justice warrior who would do anything for her friend. She's also secretly a very middle-class private school kid who never used to "see colour" (something she is secretly deeply ashamed of).

Zeke is Sadé's unrequited love - a slick-talker and player, full of easy charm and charisma.

Completing the foursome is Tayo, the dry humoured grounding force of the group who seemingly has his life on track.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 10th September 2021 on Channel 4 at 11:05pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 4:20am on 4seven

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