A new reality TV meets documentary-style show, Highlife follows a group of young and ambitious British West Africans in their every day life. The official synopsis promises “an aspirational and utterly relatable and authentic portrayal of British life”, as the stars attempt to meet high family expectations.
Highlife Release date
The series going to release on 10 September on Channel 4. The High Life was interspersed with surrealism, childish humour, sarcasm and theatrical song and dance numbers. It only ran for one series due to Cumming’s increasingly successful film career in Hollywood.
Highlife Cast and Crew
- Alan Cumming – Sebastian Flight
- Forbes Masson – Steve McCracken
- Siobhan Redmond – Shona Spurtle
- Patrick Ryecart – Captain Hilary Duff
- 28-year-old DJ Cuppy
- 30-year-old music producer Tomi
- Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter/producer Kamille
- Female empowerment content creator Toni
- Conceptual designer Chiefer
- Celebrity make-up artist Bernicia
- Entrepreneur Kiddwaya
- Cultural creator Irene
- Pilot – “The High Life” – Shona lands the job of presenting the Air Scotia’s in-flight video, much to Sebastian’s annoyance.
- Episode 1 – “Feart” – Steve and Sebastian decide to find a way out of short-haul flights. The impending arrival of the staff inspector could make these dreams come true.
- Episode 2 – “Birl” – Air Scotia employees attend a weekend of intensive training. Steve finds love with flight-attendant, Heather.
- Episode 3 – “Winch”- Sebastian returns from his holiday in Florida to discover something has happened between Shona and Steve.
- Episode 4 – “Choob” – An almost total reshoot of the Comic Asides pilot episode.
- Episode 5 – “Dug” – Sebastian decides to enter the Song For Europe contest as Scotland’s first entry, in the hope of finding fame and fortune, and some girls for Steve. Meanwhile, the Air Scotia crew host a birthday for Aurora Borealis, the precocious daughter of Shona’s favourite rock star.
- Episode 6 – “Dunk” – The crew become involved in a small-business espionage plot involving biscuits, in a spoof of the 1960s series of Batman.