Dreaming Whilst Black. Kwabena (Adjani Salmon). Credit: BBC, Big Deal Films
Dreaming Whilst Black

Dreaming Whilst Black

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2021 - 2023
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Comedy adapted from the original YouTube series of the same name. Stars Adjani Salmon, Dani Moseley, babirye bukilwa, Rachel Adedeji, Demmy Ladipo and more.

  • Due to return for Series 2
  • Episode 1 repeated tomorrow at 10:55pm on BBC3
Dreaming Whilst Black. Kwabena (Adjani Salmon)

Key details

2021 - 2023
BBC Three
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Adjani Salmon, Max Evans, Laura de Sousa Seixas and Natasha Jatania
Adjani Salmon, Dani Moseley, babirye bukilwa, Rachel Adedeji, Demmy Ladipo, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Jo Martin, Roger Griffiths and more
Adjani Salmon, Ali Hughes, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Ola Labib, Alexander Owen and Stephanie Yamson
Koby Adom and Dean Charles
Nicola Gregory, Adjani Salmon, Thomas Stogdon, Dhanny Joshi, Tanya Qureshi, Lara Dorée and Ramit Anchal

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
  • Dreaming Whilst B\@*k
  • Comedy Slice: Dreaming Whilst Black
Camera set-up
Single camera

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th April 2021 at 6am on BBC Three
Next repeats
  1. Episode 1: Tomorrow at 10:55pm on BBC3
  2. Episode 2: Tomorrow at 11:20pm on BBC3
  3. Episode 1: Friday at 2:05am on BBC3
  4. Episode 2: Friday at 2:30am on BBC3
  5. Episode 1: Thursday 27th June at 3am on BBC3
  6. Episode 2: Thursday 27th June at 3:25am on BBC3
  7. Episode 3: Thursday 27th June at 10pm on BBC3
  8. Episode 4: Thursday 27th June at 10:25pm on BBC3
  9. Episode 3: Friday 28th June at 3:05am on BBC3
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 3:20am on BBC3 - Episode 6
  • Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 2:50am on BBC3 - Episode 5
  • Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 12:45am on BBC3 - Episode 6

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