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.

Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Monday at 1:25am.

Press Clippings

Comedies in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2019

Death On The Tyne, Fleabag, Man Like Mobeen, Sally4Ever, This Country and Timewasters are amongst the nominees in the Broadcast Digital Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 16th May 2019

Series two of this silly but sharp sitcom ends in chaos, with the KGB on the hunt for the time machine that's taken a gang of Peckham pals back to the 1950s. Meanwhile, Caribbean immigrants are fighting a racist landlord. Setting these episodes at the dawn of the Windrush era was surely not an accident.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 8th April 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

Daniel Lawrence Taylor interview

"We're going through a black renaissance"

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 11th March 2019

Timewasters Series 2 interview

Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Adelayo Adedayo and Kadiff Kirwan talk about the second series of ITV2's Timewasters.

British Comedy Guide, 10th March 2019

I talk to Daniel Lawrence Taylor

In 2018 Timewasters was BAFTA nominated and Daniel Lawrence Taylor who wrote and starred in the series was awarded the RTS Breakthrough Award, so it's no surprise that the time-travelling comedy is back for another run on ITV2.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 9th March 2019

Interview: Timewasters creator Daniel Lawrence Taylor

The show follows a four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time. In Series 2 of ITV2's sitcom Timewasters, we see them transported to 1950's London. The band quickly decide to start a jazz club to rival others.

Steven Broadbent, Telly Binge, 6th March 2019

Timewasters creator confirms US version is in the works

Daniel Lawrence Taylor will oversee the US remake which will be produced by Grammy Award-winning artist LL Cool J.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 5th March 2019

Timewasters returns to the 1950s

ITV2's hit comedy Timewasters is to return to screens in 2019 with the black London jazz quartet transported to the 1950s.

British Comedy Guide, 8th August 2018

Comedies nominated in British Screenwriters' Awards

The nominations for the British Screenwriters' Awards 2018 features the writers of Famalam, Timewasters, Derry Girls, Sick Note and Motherland.

British Comedy Guide, 18th July 2018