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


ITV2 sitcom about four black time travellers. 12 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2019. Stars Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, Samson Kayo and others.

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

Series 1, Episode 1

The quartet find themselves catapulted back in time to 1926 and, carrying instruments, are swiftly hired as a jazz band to play at a birthday party. Nick, however, is far more concerned with getting back home than playing his first professional gig.

Further details

Stuck in the past after their 'time machine' malfunctions, the gang set out to survive and hopefully thrive in a world without mobile phones, the internet - or any other black people.

After meeting a wealthy pair of twins named Victoria and Ralph, the band are invited to play at a concert, but Nick is determined to get home. In a surreal twist of fate, Nick runs into famed inventor of television, John Logie Baird. Will he be able to persuade JLB to help him on his mission?


Parts of this episode are from the non-broadcast pilot.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th October 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Nick
Kadiff Kirwan Jason
Adelayo Adedayo Lauren
Samson Kayo Horace
Liz Kingsman Victoria
Kevin Garry (as Kevin 'KG' Garry) Curtis
Guest cast
Joseph Quinn Ralph
Kevin Eldon Professor John Logie Baird
Tom Meeten Shop Assistant
John Stoate Homeless Pete
Seleme Knight Screaming Woman
Writing team
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Script Editor
Production team
George Kane Director
Josh Cole Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer


Arriving in 1926

The jazz quartet find themselves in 1926 after taking a trip in a time travelling lift.

Featuring: Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Nick), Kadiff Kirwan (Jason), Adelayo Adedayo (Lauren), Samson Kayo (Horace), Tom Meeten (Shop Assistant), Seleme Knight (Screaming Woman).

Nick kills television

Nick is interrogated by John Logie Baird.

Featuring: Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Nick), Kevin Eldon (Professor John Logie Baird).


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