Famalam. Image shows from L to R: John MacMillan, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg. Copyright: BBC.


BBC Three and BBC One and BBC Two sketch show with new talent. 14 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2017 - 2020. Stars Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, John MacMillan, Tom Moutchi and others.

An episode is repeated on BBC1 on Monday 26th October at 11:15pm.

Famalam. Image shows from L to R: Danielle Vitalis, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, John MacMillan, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi. Copyright: BBC.


Sketch show starring new BAME talent

  1. 23rd August via Chortle: Famalam season 3 review
  2. 22nd August via Jamaica Observer: Tom Moutchi defends Jamaican Countdown sketch
  3. 22nd August via The Guardian: Famalam criticised for Jamaican 'stereotypes'
Sketch Show
2017 - 2020
BBC Three, BBC One, BBC Two
14   (1 pilot + 3 series), plus 2 short & highlights specials
Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, John MacMillan, Tom Moutchi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Danielle Vitalis, Roxy Sternberg and others
Ben Caudell, Tom Marshall, Akemnji Ndifornyen and Gbemisola Ikumelo
Tom Marshall
Akemnji Ndifornyen

A sketch show where no area of the universe is off-limits.

Famalam shines a comedic light on everything - from alien encounters in the outer reaches of the galaxy to what happens when a man is left on his own in a house for 10 minutes holding only a phone and a remote. With a dazzling array of accents, cultural observations and colourful costumes, Famalam gives us a glimpse of the latest Nollywood blockbuster, reveals who might be responsible for internet spam and introduces us to the real rulers of the world - spoiler alert - it's not the G20...

Production Details

Part of

New On Two

BBC Comedy Pilots 2017

BBC Two pilots 2017

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 20th September 2017 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 23rd August 2020 on BBC Three at 6am
Upcoming repeats
  1. Monday 26th October at 11:15pm on BBC1
  2. Series 1 Episode 1: Monday 26th October at 11:45pm on BBC1 Wales

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