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|Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:20 pm Post subject: Mind your 'step'...
|Kwame's new family sitcom
|Actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah has written a new sitcom based around a black step-family.
A pilot of Rolliní With The Roberts is to be recorded next month, although it is not yet known which broadcaster might pick up the series if it is a success.
The show stars Eastenders' Don Gilet as the father of the household, Chris, with Love Actually actress Nina Sosanya playing his second wife, Amy.
The comedy revolves around Chrisís children, who are 11 and 16 and split their time between their dad (and their six-year-old stepbrother) and their mum, who lives over the road.
The pilot also stars Jan Francis, from Just Good Friends, as the childrenís stepgranny and former Desmondís star Robbie Gee as Chrisís brother Errol.
Producers say: ĎAs we all know, extended step-families have lots of frictions and ups and downs, and the Roberts family is no exception. With a fine old mix of class, roots, generation and culture, things can get a little spicy to say the least.í
Kwei-Armah is best known for playing paramedic Finlay Newton in Casualty, but he has also written several plays, including the acclaimed Elmina's Kitchen for the National Theatre.
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