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


  • TV sitcom
  • ITV2
  • 2017 - 2019
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time. Stars Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, Samson Kayo, Liz Kingsman and more.


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Series 2, Episode 2 - In Da Club

Timewasters. Image shows from L to R: Nick (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Horace (Samson Kayo), Lauren (Adelayo Adedayo), Jason (Kadiff Kirwan). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
The gang move in with Victoria and Nick wants to open his own jazz club, which Lauren sees as a new business venture. Meanwhile a mysterious woman called Janice is tailing the gang - is she a spy?

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Monday 11th March 2019
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Daniel Lawrence Taylor Nick
Kadiff Kirwan Jason
Adelayo Adedayo Lauren
Samson Kayo Horace
Anna Chancellor Victoria
Ellie White Janice
Oliver Wellington JJ
Guest cast
Theo Barklem-Biggs Len
Clint Dyer General Hands
Maggie Macleod Old Woman
Lydia Piechowiak Mindy
Writing team
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
Claire Downes Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Jarvis Writer (Additional Material)
Stuart Lane Writer (Additional Material)
Joe Scantlebury (as Joseph Scantlebury) Script Editor
Production team
George Kane Director
Jim Poyser Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Victoria Grew Executive Producer
Katie Kearney Line Producer
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Associate Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Antony Cartlidge Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Claire Finlay-Thompson Costume Designer
Sean Van Hales Director of Photography
Rowena Dean Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Nick Foster Composer
Simon Dale 1st Assistant Director


Jason confronts Victoria about her mystery man and Nick ruins the Jazz Club

Nick decides to open a classy jazz club, but after a few seedy choices brings in a new type of crowd his dream club gets a very different kind of reputation. Jason deals with his own issues, confronting Victoria after seeing her with another man.

Featuring: Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Nick), Kadiff Kirwan (Jason) & Anna Chancellor (Victoria).


Daniel Lawrence Taylor interview

"We're going through a black renaissance"

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 11th March 2019

Review: Why ITV2's Timewasters is worth your time.

With the ability to transport its characters to any time in the past or future, Timewasters has endless possibilities, and its black central cast allows for a new, interesting spin on the time travel genre.

Luke, The Custard TV, 11th March 2019

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