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Black Ops. Image shows left to right: Dominique 'Dom' Archibald (Gbemisola Ikumelo), Kayode 'Kay' Ogundare (Hammed Animashaun)
Dom and Kay have a body to bury. They're in a mess, frightened and completely on their own.

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Dom and Kay have a body to bury. They're in a mess, frightened and completely on their own. Who else knows about their mission other than Clinton?

Then they bump into fellow PCSO Pricey in a 24-hour cafe, who doesn't quite believe Dom and Kay's story as to why they are caked in mud.

The burial scene

Speaking about filming the burial scenes, Gbemisola Ikumelo said: "We had very little time because it was like summer solstice, so we had two hours of dark before it got light, and we had to shoot so much. It was effectively me jumping into a ditch doing my own stunts and then hacking off a finger. It was so much fun to just play and to be able to do it and to catch it.

"I think everyone was quite shocked that we didn't need to do it that many takes. Because I was like, 'Yeah, I'll go down the hole. Yeah, I'll hack his finger off. Yeah, I'll vomit in a ditch!' And then I came out and looked at my face at the end of it and it was just covered in dust. It was one of those moments you kind of envisage you would do when you sort of think about being an actor when you're younger."

Broadcast details

Friday 12th May 2023
30 minutes


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Date Time Channel
Thursday 18th May 2023 10:00pm BBC3


Cast & crew

Gbemisola Ikumelo Dominique 'Dom' Archibald
Hammed Animashaun Kayode 'Kay' Ogundare
Akemnji Ndifornyen Tevin
Colin Hoult Officer Kieran Price
Felicity Montagu Superintendent Edwards
Guest cast
Ariyon Bakare Detective Inspector Clinton Blair
Emma Sidi Marsh Ranger
Stuart Ward Dave (Detective 1)
David Seymour Reg (Detective 2)
Julie Edwards Concerned Neighbour
Roman Bygrave Amari (Kid 1)
Diadem Oladele Little Girl
Writing team
Gbemisola Ikumelo Writer
Akemnji Ndifornyen Writer
Ben Hough Script Editor
Production team
Ben Gregor Director
Carol Harding Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Gbemisola Ikumelo Executive Producer
Akemnji Ndifornyen Executive Producer
Joe Tucker Executive Producer
Lloyd Woolf Executive Producer
Hammed Animashaun Associate Producer
Mark Williams Editor
Caroline Steiner Production Designer
Aisha Bywaters Casting Director
Charlie Knight Costume Designer
Luke Palmer Director of Photography
Dumebi Anozie Make-up Designer
Lindsay Wright Composer
Tawiah Composer
Jonny Drewek Graphics
Josh Northover 1st Assistant Director
Seb Barwell Commissioning Editor

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