Filming starts on Grime Kids for BBC Three
A twelve-week shoot gets underway in London this week on Grime Kids, a new drama for BBC Three.
The 6 x 45 series is inspired by DJ Target’s book, and explores the emergence of grime music from subculture to international phenomenon.
It is written by Bafta-nominated and BIFA-winning writer Theresa Ikoko and produced by Mammoth Screen.
Grime Kids charts the rise of a fictional group of young adults growing up in the late 90s, dreaming of being able to make their voice heard through grime music. Set against a backdrop of real events and cultural moments, Grime Kids reveals how grime, born from within British housing estates, made such an impact worldwide.
Nawfal Faizullah exec produces for the BBC, alongside Ikoko and DJ Target, plus Tom Leggett and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen.
Ikoko said at the time of the commission news: “I’m really excited to be part of bringing this show to life. I hope it celebrates and cements the contribution of young people across the country to British history, art and culture.”
DJ Target added: “I’m beyond excited for this story to be brought to life on screen. It’s a real testament to how far UK music has come over the years, which is something that needs to be celebrated. Working with Theresa Ikoko and the mighty Mammoth Screen is a real honour, and I can’t wait for everybody to see this.”
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