Gbemisola Ikumelo

New comedy thriller series Black Ops heading to BBC One and BBC iPlayer

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The six-part series will follow Dom and Kay, two new officers who join the Met Police with the aim of clearing up their community. When the pair join a powerful criminal enterprise and are suddenly thrust into the dark underworld of deep cover infiltration, the operation soon turns into a fiasco.

Famalam: A sketch show defying gravity

When Famalam came to our screens in 2018, British television was ready and waiting for a high-profile comedic exploration of the contemporary black British experience. It tapped the same vein as Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum and the 1990s ensemble show The Real McCoy – and another hit sketch show was long overdue.

BBC Two announces new comedy series Brain in Gear

The series, written by and starring Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam), is a flat-share comedy centred around Remi, a normal single woman in her twenties who is battling anxiety in the form of her two alter egos, Boss Bitch Remi and Dark Remi.

With one voice telling her to seize the day and the other urging her to curl up in bed all day, Remi attempts to navigate everyday life with the conflict of her inner voices pulling her in opposite directions.