Boarders. Image shows left to right: Toby (Sekou Diaby), Jaheim (Josh Tedeku), Leah (Jodie Campbell), Omar (Myles Kamwendo), Femi (Aruna Jalloh)


  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Three
  • 2024
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Coming-of-age comedy drama following the lives of five underprivileged black students who win scholarships to an elite boarding school. Stars Josh Tedeku, Jodie Campbell, Myles Kamwendo, Sekou Diaby, Aruna Jalloh and more.

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Boarders review

Today, class, we'll be learning how many stereotypes can be crammed into one finger-wagging lecture on Embracing Diversity.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 29th February 2024

Boarders review

BBC's sharp private school comedy confronts privilege and tokenism.

Dan Einav, The Financial Times, 28th February 2024

Boarders: the BBC comedy skewering boarding school

The show is based on the Sunday Times story of inner-city teenagers sent to Rugby. Sharon Hendry speaks to the people that inspired it.

Sharon Hendry, The Sunday Times, 25th February 2024

The week in TV: Boarders; Joe Lycett V Sewage

Reviews of the BBC Three comedy drama Boarders (4 stars), and Joe Lycett's comic take on water companies (3 stars).

Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 25th February 2024

Boarders: The new BBC series TV viewers are 'resisting the urge' to binge

New comedy drama is set to be a huge hit.

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 22nd February 2024

Boarders, Perfect Pub Walks With Bill Bailey: reviews

Reviews of the new BBC Three sitcom Boarders (3 stars), and More 4 travelogue Perfect Pub Walks With Bill Bailey (4 stars).

James Jackson, The Times, 21st February 2024

Boarders is great fun, but don't underestimate the power of its comedy

The strength of the new BBC comedy-drama is how its message transgresses age.

Morgan Cormack, Radio Times, 20th February 2024

Josh Tedeku on starring in BBC's new comedy Boarders

We sat down with Josh to get the inside scoop on the series, plus hear all about his upcoming projects.

Olivia Emily, Country and Town House, 20th February 2024

Sex Education fans need to watch BBC Three's Boarders

Missing the Netflix show? From the creator of Timewasters, British teen race comedy-drama Boarders is funny, shrewd and worth your time.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 20th February 2024

Boarders review

This private school satire is absolutely packed with future megastars.

Leila Latif, The Guardian, 20th February 2024

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