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.

Press Clippings

Timewasters: definitely not a waste of time

The British comedy about jazz musicians who're transported to the 1920s makes its America debut on IMDb TV.

Cheryl Eddy, Gizmodo, 15th June 2021

Timewasters to air on IMDb TV in US

IMDb TV has picked up Timewasters, the British comedy about a jazz band who time travel via a urine-soaked elevator in a dilapidated block of flats.

Jake Kanter, Deadline, 24th May 2021

ITV Hub launches ITV2 Comedy Heroes

ITV Hub is bringing the biggest laughs to viewers with a new comedy collection of ITV2's funniest shows.

ITV, 7th April 2021

Lauren Ashley Smith developing US remake of Timewasters

A Black Lady Sketch Show head writer Lauren Ashley Smith is set to write and exec produce the US remake of British comedy Timewasters, which is in the works at ABC.

Peter White, Deadline, 25th January 2021

Timewasters to be piloted in America

American TV network ABC is set to film a pilot adaptation of ITV2 sitcom Timewasters this spring.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2021

ITV declines more Timewasters

Timewasters, ITV2's sitcom about four young black jazz musicians who find themselves transported through time, will not be returning for a third series.

British Comedy Guide, 16th March 2020

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