GRIME KIDS: BBC THREE COMMISSION NEW GRIME MUSIC DRAMA

Inspired by DJ Target’s book, Grime Kids is an original drama exploring the emergence of grime music from subculture to international phenomenon, written by BAFTA nominated and BIFA winning writer Theresa Ikoko.



Grime Kids charts the rise of a fictional group of young adults growing up in the late 1990s, 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, took over the world.


Grime Kids is Executive Produced by Ben Irving for the BBC, Theresa Ikoko and DJ Target and Tom Leggett, Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen.

Writer Theresa Ikoko says: “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 says: “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.”