Dreaming Whilst Black

The Marlow Murder Club to return for more of Buckinghamshire’s greatest detectives

Jo Martin, Samantha Bond and Cara Horgan stand outdoors, looking into the camera with suspicious looks on their faces

The six-episode outing to Marlow begins filming this summer, with the first two instalments adapting Thorogood’s second book, Death Comes to Marlow. Two other murder mysteries will feature in the series, each spanning two episodes.

Returning to star are Samantha Bond (The Sarah Jane Adventures), Jo Martin (Dreaming Whilst Black) and Cara Horgan (The Death of Stalin). In the first series, the trio played a group of women who come together to solve a triple-homicide in their usually sleepy Buckinghamshire town.

BBC orders second series of RTS Award-winning comedy Dreaming Whilst Black

Salmon (Chivalry) stars in the series as Kwabena, a recruiter with big dreams of being a filmmaker. Loosely inspired by Salmon’s life, Kwabena embarks on a series of opportunities trying to get his start in film, whilst also paying rent, dealing with love, and battling his own daydreams.

BBC Comedy commissions full series of Dreaming Whilst Black with Big Deal Films and A24

 Dani Moseley as Amy and Adjani Salmon as Kwabena (credit: BBC/Big Deal Films/Anup Bhatt)

Loosely inspired by true life events, Dreaming Whilst Black follows aspiring filmmaker Kwabena, a man stuck in a dead-end job who spends his time flitting between reality and a fantasy world of success. Kwabena is desperate to make it in “Babylon”, the only problem is he's broke, Black and born into a Jamaican family who wishes he was an accountant.

The pilot, adapted from the hugely popular web series co-written by Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes, saw Salmon scoop the RTS Breakthrough award at this year's Programme Awards back in March.