Crims 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. Luke will have to rely on Jason's street smarts to get him through. Unfortunately, Jason is a massive idiot.
Did You Know?
This was Elis James' first big acting job but it was unfortunately short-lived due to his radio co-host John Robins jokingly calling it "crimes" on air. This caused #crimes to trend on Twitter while #crims was nowhere to be seen. The BBC took this as a sign that not even fans of James were taking the show seriously and they cancelled to show after 1 series. James and Robins are now friends again and hosting a new radio show together as of 2020. See more