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From rock'n'roll to Windrush: ITV2's Timewasters visit the 1950s

Avoiding the usual tropes audiences have come to expect, the comedy series tackles issues surrounding race, gender and culture through the lens of a black time travelling jazz quartet.

Sitting down with three quarters of the Timewasters cast, it’s clear the chemistry flows off screen for Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Adelayo Adedayo and Kadiff Kirwan. Along with Samson Kayo, the group are back on screens as the time travelling jazz band from South London this week.

Timewasters series two air date announced

Nick (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Horace (Samson Kayo), Lauren (Adelayo Adedayo) and Jason (Kadiff Kirwan) (Credit: ITV/Big Talk Productions)

The comedy sitcom follows a London jazz quartet who reluctantly travel back in time to the 1920s, encountering a host of bizarre characters and situations.

Among the band is Nick (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Jason (Kadiff Kirwan), Lauren (Adelayo Adedayo) and Horace (Samson Kayo).

The previous series ended with the group reuniting with the mysterious Homeless Pete (John Stoate) and the relentless Curtis (Kevin Garry) as they try to get back to the present.

Love Island: Anatomy of a Hit | Full video

The panel (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack joined Angela Jain, Managing Director, ITV Studios Entertainment; Kenny England, the show's Senior Digital Producer; Ella Umansky, Head of Format Support, ITV Studios; and Tom Gould, Executive Producer of Love Island at the recent RTS Anatomy of a Hit event, hosted by Ria Hebden.

Catch up on all the goss by watching the full video below, or click here to watch the highlights.

Love Island 2018: Meet the contestants

The award-winning reality series will see 11 singletons couple up in the hopes of winning over the public and taking home a cash prize (and finding love, of course).

Expect egos, muggy behaviour and a lot of eggs being put in one basket as this year's line-up includes a nuclear design engineer, Danny Dyer's daughter, a West End performer and another ex-popstar (well...kind of).

“There’s no ‘one size fits all’ for treatments": industry professionals on how to present the perfect pitch

Audience members work on their pitches with help from the professionals (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

“Development is anything that takes your show on a journey from a blank page of terrifying nothingness to the end of filming,” explained Andy Cadman, executive producer of ITV2’s Love Island.

 

Cadman was joined on the panel by All 4 commissioning editor Thom Gulseven and ITV2 scheduler Alex Wootten, who explained what they look for in a pitch.

 

ITV explores the use of marijuana in new celebrity road trip series

Linda Robson (Birds of a Feather), Pam St Clement (Eastenders), presenter and former darts player Bobby George, actor Christopher Biggins and ex-footballer Josh Fashanu take an unconventional trip across the US to discover the issues surrounding marijuana in the states where the drug has been legalised. 

Bromans to fight it out on ITV2

Cameras will follow eight modern day couples as they're transported to a world where they'll live and fight like the Romans did 2000 years ago.

The boys will endure a gruelling training regime, overseen by the 'Doctore' (David McIntosh), to prepare for gladiatorial combat in front of a baying crowd in the colosseum. Their girlfriends will come along too, helping them to train, as well as immersing themselves in ancient Roman lifestyle, trying everything from wine making to sculpting. 

ITV2 commissions spy spoof Action Team

Action Team is a spoof spy action series following the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and tasked with saving the world.

Written by Tom Davis (Murder in Successville, Plebs) and James De Frond, this new comedy will star Davis alongside Jim Howick (Broadchurch), Kayode Ewumi (#HoodDocumentary) and Laura Checkley (Bridget Jones’s Baby).