Timewasters. Image shows from L to R: Lauren (Adelayo Adedayo), Nick (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Horace (Samson Kayo), Jason (Kadiff Kirwan). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Timewasters

ITV2 sitcom about four black time travellers. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, Samson Kayo and others.

Another series is in development.
Episode 3 is repeated on Monday at 11:55pm.

Timewasters. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Kadiff Kirwan), Nick (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Lauren (Adelayo Adedayo), Horace (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Timewasters

Sitcom about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920s

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2017
Channel
ITV2
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creator
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Starring
Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, Samson Kayo, Liz Kingsman and Kevin Garry
Writers
Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Director
George Kane
Producers
Josh Cole, Kenton Allen, Saurabh Kakkar and Matthew Justice

Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats.

Stuck in the past after their 'time machine' is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.

Aided and abetted by a pair of oddball twins and some 1920s luminaries, the band are forced to navigate the parties and pitfalls of the Roaring Twenties while searching for a way back home. All the while, not missing the opportunity to introduce the Bright Young Things to some of the twenty-first century's finest tunes.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Blackwards (Working title)
  • Black To The Future (Working title)
Laugh track
None

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th October 2017 on ITV2 at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 6th November 2017 on ITV2 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 3: Monday at 11:55pm on ITV2
  2. Series 1 Episode 4: Tuesday at 12:30am on ITV2

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