Sorry, I Didn't Know. Jimmy Akingbola. Copyright: Triforce Productions.

Sorry, I Didn't Know

ITV and ITV2 panel show about black history. 5 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2016 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Akingbola, Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love.

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Press Clippings

Jimmy Akingbola on Sorry, I Didn't Know

"Every broadcaster said it was not right for its audience."

Hanna Flint, i Newspaper, 5th October 2020

Jimmy Akingbola complains of 'black' label used on TV

Jimmy Akingbola says he was told Sorry, I Didn't Know, which focuses on black history, would not appeal to audiences.

Lanre Bakare, The Guardian, 28th September 2020

Black panel show Sorry I Didn't Know returns for series

ITV has ordered a four-part series of Sorry I Didn't Know, a panel show about black history, piloted in 2016.

British Comedy Guide, 27th August 2020

We're in familiar panel show territory here. But, shock of shocks, there's a gender balance and an ethnic mix - comic Toby Williams is the token white guy and never allowed to forget it. The questions are at the smart end of the spectrum, asking questions of black history, and that makes it informative too since most the pioneers mentioned never made the school curriculum devised by white folk.

Host Jimmy Akingbola plays it fairly straight, and his thespian background gives him an innate authority, leaving the teams - Chizzy Akudolu, Jo Martin, Jimmy James Jones, Paul Chowdhry, Judi Love as well as Williams - to muck about with the jokes. They deliver as dependably and flippantly as any of the big panel shows, and the subject matter certainly gives it a point of difference.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 1st November 2016

ITV2 orders new comedies featuring diverse talent

ITV2 has ordered four new comedy pilots featuring black, Asian, and minority ethnic talent: Sorry, I Didn't Know; All About The McKenzies; Dropperz; What's The Facts.

British Comedy Guide, 13th October 2016