Bajan Sitcom To Hit Uk Screens

Repeating Islands


A NEW Caribbean sitcom will make history next week, when it becomes the first Bajan series to be shown on UK television, as Davina Hamilton reports for the UK’s The Voice.

Keeping Up With The Joneses is a popular series from Barbados and will launch on The Africa Channel next Monday (May 13.)

The sitcom follows the Jones family, who reluctantly become the subjects of a reality show called Life & Times in the Caribbean. It requires that a camera crew follow the family around and film their every move.

Irving, the patriarch of the family, signs the contract to do the show against his wife Angela’s wishes. Now, the couple and their two children – 17-year-old daughter Tracy and 10-year-old son Nathan – have to co-exist, while looking good for the cameras, which results in embarrassing encounters and hilariously awkward TV moments.

Keeping Up With The Joneses attracted…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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