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Craig & Danny: Funny, Black and On TV

  • Episode:

    1

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 13 Oct 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 42 2020 : Sat 10 Oct - Fri 16 Oct

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 30 Sep 2020

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Craig & Danny: Funny, Black and On TV

This new show features friends Craig Charles and Danny John-Jules celebrating 50 years of Black British comedy legends.

Part of ITV's programming to mark Black History Month, this specially-commissioned documentaru explores the work of the greatest and sometimes forgotten Black comedy icons of our time.

Through a combination of nostalgic archive footage and star interviews, it profiles legends from the first breakout Black comic, Yorkshireman Charlie Williams, to today’s rising stars such as Michaela Coel, as well as genre-defining shows like Desmonds and The Real McCoy. 

Others whose work features include the legendary Lenny Henry, Don Warrington in Rising Damp and Norman Beaton in Desmonds, alongside those from the new generation of comedy talent like BGT star Kojo and Stateside breakout Gina Yashere.

Craig and Danny, whose work in comedy stretches back more than 30 years to the start of Red Dwarf, also tell their own tales from their careers in showbiz.

This celebration of pioneering stars draws our focus from their work to the present day to offer an insight into the legacy of decades of comedy talent that has touched the new generation of Black comedians who are now shaping the future.

ITV is marking Black History Month with new shows and channel branding throughout October, celebrating the contribution of Black people to television, comedy, history and our wider culture in new programmes. The work of Black artists will feature as the channel’s on-air branding in a series of idents that will appear throughout the month.

Director: Marina Warsama

Executive producers: Maxine Watson plus Dhanny Joshi and Thomas Stogdon for Big Deal Films

This is a Big Deal Films production for ITV