A scene from the first episode of writer-actor Dane Baptiste’s British sitcom, ‘Sunny D.’

While some people work hard to improve their life circumstances, somehow they just end up making things worse. Actor-writer Dane Baptiste is doing just that, in a hilarious manner, through his protagonist of Dane Mackenzie on the 2016 British comedy television series, ‘Sunny D.’ The show was the first black sitcom commissioned by BBC Three in 20 years, in part because of the stand-up comedian’s ability to showcase the relatable situations that many young adults experience as they try to better themselves.

The series is now airing on BBC One‘s channel on Filmon TV. (Note that the BBC One channel is only available for free to viewers in the UK, and international users who have a paid subscription.) The next episode to air on Filmon will stream this evening at 6:15-6:35pm local time. It can be watched live, or recorded and watched at a later time.

Episode 1 of Series 1 of ‘Sunny D,’ which is titled ‘Danny Two Phones,’ was written by Baptiste, and directed by Rebecca Rycrof. It shows how it’s Dane’s dad’s 65th birthday, and his mom has organized a surprise party. At the party, Dane’s aunts and uncles start asking him all asking the questions he doesn’t want to answer.

The BBC One channel is notable for offering something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience. The channel was named Channel of the Year at the 2007 Broadcast Awards. FilmOn is a popular streaming service that enables viewers to watch live and recorded UK and international television shows, movies and music videos in a variety of genres, including news, sports, drama, comedy, horror, lifestyle, shopping, pop, EDM and blues.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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