Famalam

Video: Famalam Criticised for Stereotyping

Watch the "Jamaican Countdown" trailer for the third series of BBC sketch comedy Famalam that has caused controversy on social media.

Huffington Post journalist Nadine White tweeted: "This "sketch" is insulting to the highest degree. It peddles tired stereotypes and is not funny in the slightest. Everyone involved should be deeply ashamed of themselves; I hope the cheque was worth it." Her tweet was retweeted over 300 times.

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TV Preview: Famalam, BBC Three

The comedy sketch show where nothing is off limits is back. In episode one see how the E19 Posse are doing their bit for the environment, tune into an episode of Jamaican Countdown and watch as our favourite African Aunties learn their nephew’s secret.

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Video: Coronavirus Message From Famalam Crew

"One word, three syllables - cleanliness". The Famalam crew offer some tips to get through Covid19. 

Let's make it go viral. The video I mean.

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News: Third Series And Christmas Special for Famalam

BBC Three comedy show Famalam will return for a third series and a one-off Christmas special which will feature new sketches as well as favourite moments from the past two series.

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News: Second Series For Famalam

Hit BBC Three sketch show Famalam is set to return this spring for a second series. The show will revisit a range of popular characters such as grime MC Scribbler P, the warring aunties and thwarted Nigerian philanthropist Prince Alyusi.

Meanwhile, Midsomer Murders investigator Detective Moses Mountree has a new sidekick, and Nollywood takes on Love Island.

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News: Full Series For Famalam

Following on from a successful pilot last year, a four-part series of sketch show Famalam has been commissioned.

In the debut series of the sketch show we’ll meet a huge range of comic creations including thwarted Nigerian philanthropist Prince Alyusi, Croydon’s leading voodoo doctor Professor Lofuko, misunderstood superhero Eclispe, never-satiated chicken-loving schoolboy Fat Sam and over-amorous daytime TV hosts/lovers, William and Funke.

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TV: New On Two – Famalam, BBC2

After a lot of fairly trad sitcoms the latest pilot in the BBC's current raft of newbies is a sketch show. And although it is new Famalam feels like it has been around for a while. In both a good and bad way.

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