Jamal Hadjkura is Isaac in BBC3 Crims

Date - 8 January, 2015, All News Television
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Brand new BBC3 comedy, Crims airs this evening at 10pm. Jamal Hadjkura plays lead character Isaac in the show set in a young offenders institution.

The sitcom follows straight-laced Luke, played by stand-up comedian Elis James and Jason played by Kadiff Kirwan, who both make their TV acting debut. Luke inadvertently finds himself sentenced to two years in Young Offender Institution Sunnybank View after becoming a bank robber’s getaway driver, along with the bank robber in question, his girlfriend’s brother and so-called friend – Jason. To make matters worse he has to share a cell with Jason.

Jamal plays Isaac the snitch, who’s described as ‘like velcro to bullies’. The series comprises of 6 x 30minute episodes and has been created and written by Dan Swimer (Grandma’s House, Bad Education) and Adam Kay (Mongrels, Up The Women).


Jamal Hadjkura is best known for playing Adam in series one and two of Grandma's House alongside Simon Amstell for BBC TV. Other screen credits include Isaac in Crims Holby City and the feature films Soundtrack To Sixteen and Still.

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