Candice Carty-Williams.

Queenie

Channel 4 comedy drama about a journalist. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2022.

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Queenie

Comedy drama based on the book by Candice Carty-Williams

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2022
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Writer
Candice Carty-Williams

She's the woman who by now needs no introduction... Enter Queenie Jenkins: aged 25, Jamaican British and straddler of both cultures, a South London stalwart, journalist, loyal friend, not so loyal daughter and granddaughter, a sometimes catastrophist, an occasional mess, but more often than not an undervalued success - who is always, always enough.

As Queenie's already loyal subjects will know, she works at a national newspaper where she's frequently forced to compare herself to her white, middle-class peers. After a less than clean break up from her long-term white boyfriend Tom, she finds herself somewhat lost and searching for comfort in all the wrong places, including the beds and backseats of several undeserving men who do a great job of occupying her brain space, but a bad one of affirming her self-worth.

Surrounded by her "Corgis," the name bestowed to her brilliant but not always sympathetic bevy of girlfriends made up of Kyazike, Darcy and Cassandra, Queenie finds herself impulsively veering from one regrettable decision to another and asking the big, bruising questions that plague every woman in a world that keeps trying to bombard them with answers, "What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?!"

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