Black Ops. Image shows left to right: Dominique 'Dom' Archibald (Gbemisola Ikumelo), Kayode 'Kay' Ogundare (Hammed Animashaun). Credit: BBC Studios
Black Ops

Black Ops

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy thriller about undercover police officers. Stars Gbemisola Ikumelo, Hammed Animashaun, Jaz Hutchins, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Felicity Montagu and more.

  • Due to return for Series 2
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,900

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Series 1, Episode 5

Black Ops. Image shows left to right: Superintendent Edwards (Felicity Montagu), Celia Herrington (Zoë Wanamaker)
Posing as volunteers, Dom and Kay visit Riverford Residential Home, suspecting it could be a front for the Brightmarsh Gang.

Further details

Dom and Kay discover the lady they saw Superintendent Edwards visit at an old people's home is not her mother, leading them to suspect that the home may be a front for the gang. Meanwhile, gang member Tevin grows suspicious of the pair after following them to Hackney Police Station.

By now, our duo know that powerful forces are allowing drug dealing on the Brightmarsh Estate, but exactly who are they? And what do they have to do with geriatric care?

Dom and Kay, posing as volunteer visitors, investigate Riverford Residential Home, where Dom makes an unlikely ally and Kay's commitment to community service finally pays dividends.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd June 2023
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 8th June 2023 11:45pm BBC3


Cast & crew

Gbemisola Ikumelo Dominique 'Dom' Archibald
Hammed Animashaun Kayode 'Kay' Ogundare
Akemnji Ndifornyen Tevin
Jaz Hutchins Breeze
Colin Hoult Officer Kieran Price
Felicity Montagu Superintendent Edwards
Robbie Gee Morris Archibald
Jo Martin Julie Archibald
Guest cast
Marek Larwood Police Officer
Zoë Wanamaker Celia Herrington
Lucy Thackeray Linda
Alan Ford Sid
Patrice Naiambana Pastor
Alex Macqueen Marcus
Jane Evers Enid
Faraz M Khan Uber Driver
Karlina Grace-Paseda Elder Bunmi (Voice)
Writing team
Joe Tucker Writer
Lloyd Woolf Writer
Ben Hough Script Editor
Gbemisola Ikumelo Writer (Additional Material)
Akemnji Ndifornyen Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ben Gregor Director
Akwashi Poku 2nd Unit 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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