Sorry, I Didn't Know to return for a second series | And black history panel show is seeking new writers

Sorry, I Didn't Know to return for a second series

And black history panel show is seeking new writers

Sorry, I Didn't Know, ITV’s panel show about black history and culture, is to return.

And programme-makers  TriForce Productions and are looking for new writers to contribute.

Jimmy Akingbola, star of ITV’s sitcom Kate and Koji, will again host the series which will air in October as part of ITV’s Black History Month celebrations. Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love will also be back as the team leaders.

Producers are seeking  two new faces with no previous broadcast credits, to join showrunner Fraser Ayres.

He said: ‘The world of writing for comedy panel shows is incredibly difficult to break into, so we’re opening up the doors to find writing talent that might not usually get this opportunity.

‘We don’t care what you’ve done before, or whether you have an agent – we just want to find people who are funny, passionate and love black history to go on this exciting journey with us.’ 

Last year’s series welcomed guests including Colin Salmon, Angie Le Mar, Tom Allen and Russell Kane, and recruited a diverse team behind the camera as well. The series was revived for four episodes, following a 2016 pilot, which wasn’t picked up at the time.

Joe Mace, ITV’s commissioning editor for entertainment, said: ‘We’re very excited to have SIDK return for a second series. After last year’s successful debut, we’ve expanded the show to five episodes and can’t wait to welcome new writers onto the team.’

Would-be writers can apply via the TriForce Creative Network  until June 24

Published: 10 Jun 2021

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