Created by and featuring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba with an ensemble cast including comedy favourite Bill Bailey, this first look at the series takes a nostalgic look back at life in 1980s East London with Elba at the helm as family man Walter Easmon, alongside wife Agnes (Madeline Appiah), son Kobna (Sammy Kamara) and younger brother Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola).
The comedy, inspired by the childhood memories of Idris Elba, follows the story of Walter and Agnes Easmon, whose life is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and work hard to pay the bills, raise son Kobna as well as support their family back home.
But when Walter's brother, Valentine, comes to stay, his exuberance and lust for life changes everything. Looking to make a life for himself in the UK, he crashes into their lives bringing laughter, music and chaos. He quickly finds work, falls in love and ignites a passion for music in Kobna. He may frustrate Agnes and test Walter's patience but Kobna adores his "funcle" Valentine and after all, he is family.
Kobna is on the decks alongside best friend Dean (Mattie Boys).
Published: Monday 26th February 2018