One of the creators of a black British sitcom which made its Netflix debut earlier this month has revealed that Croydon played a big part in the show's construction.

'Meet The Adebanjos' is centred around a modern British-African family living in south London and began as a self-funded web series in 2011.

The show was created by South Norwood man Andrew Osayemi and Peckham's Debra Odutuyo who said the sitcom follow s a "larger-than-life dad struggling to instil his old-fashioned African values in his reluctant new-school British household."

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Mr Osayemi said that the show incorporates parts of his childhood growing up in Croydon.

"The show takes a lot of influences from Croydon," he said.

"I moved to Croydon with my parents when I was 12 years old as they were worried about the influences of gangs etc.

"The show is loosely based around the experiences I had growing up, i.e. sneaking out to go raving with my friends, lying to my parents about grades from school.

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"It also showcases immigrant parents doing the best for their British born kids, which is what my parents did when we moved to Croydon."

All three seasons of the show are now available on Netflix, with Mr Osayemi adding that it was more than just the influence of Croydon which helped the show succeed.

"Fun fact, season 3 was actually filmed in Croydon in a warehouse in Purley Way," he said.

"We didn't have enough money for a proper studio so we built our own in Croydon."