the casting call for new CBBC series Postcode back in May last year, and now the series is about to hit our screens.
Postcode stars a line-up of new talent:
Rwanda-born 17 year old Roger Nsengiyumva, from Norwich, who made his screen debut last year in feature film Africa United takes the lead role of Jamal. He is joined by newcomer Manpreet Bambra (represented by Kelly Management) as female lead Sheela and another newcomer 17 year old Robert Eades from London stars as Zak.
The three-part drama, written by the BAFTA-winning screenwriter Tony Marchant, follows a group of young people with diverse backgrounds who share a postcode – but very little else.
In the first episode of the three-part drama, viewers meet Jamal, a Somali refugee from the local estate, and Zac, who lives in a posh house just around the corner.
When their paths cross by accident at the local Mini Mart, the pair awkwardly try to start a friendship. But pressure from Jamal’s pals to join their gang, and Zac’s friends to stay within the privileged bounds of their end of the ‘postcode’ make it hard to break down the barriers.
Can their friendship survive when Zac catches Jamal looking round his house and is forced to call the police?
The cast also features Sebastian Nanena as Sheela's brother Malik, Layton Williams, Alice Sykes, Dominic Applewhite and Yusra Warsama (Stolen), Amanda Abbington (Case Histories) and Shaun Dooley (South Riding, Five Days).
Postcode will transmit Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th December, 5.45-6.20pm on CBBC.