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Turn Up Charlie 

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Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter.


Idris Elba, Gary Reich
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Series cast summary:
Idris Elba ...  Charlie 8 episodes, 2019
Piper Perabo ...  Sara 8 episodes, 2019
Frankie Hervey ...  Gabrielle 8 episodes, 2019
JJ Feild ...  David 7 episodes, 2019
Angela Griffin ...  Astrid 7 episodes, 2019
Jade Anouka ...  Tommi 6 episodes, 2019
Guz Khan ...  Del 6 episodes, 2019
Jocelyn Jee Esien Jocelyn Jee Esien ...  Lydia 5 episodes, 2019
Cameron King ...  Hunter 4 episodes, 2019
Dustin Demri-Burns 3 episodes, 2019
Shola Adewusi ...  Ranti 2 episodes, 2019
Ashley Bannerman ...  Alicia 2 episodes, 2019
Patrice Naiambana Patrice Naiambana ...  Jide 2 episodes, 2019
Rina Sawayama ...  Layla Valentine 2 episodes, 2019
Nikkita Chadha ...  Drunk Girl / ... 2 episodes, 2019


Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter.

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15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Charlie, monte le son See more »

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Did You Know?


In episode 4, when Gabs and Charlie are waiting for him to go on stage, Charlie tells Gabs to stay in the dressing room and she says "why don't you just chain me to a radiator and be done with it". This is a reference to Elba's other show, Luther, when he twice handcuffed one of his perps to a radiator to prevent him from escaping. See more »

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16 March 2019 | by jdocop-35513See all my reviews

We watched the first few episodes last night, even though we totally cannot relate to what the show calls a DJ, or what they refer to as music. The characters are real and relatable (not a word, is it?) and funny. The show itself is entertaining. The precocious Gabs is very good. The scenes move, and even though we don't know a lot of the references, the people remain human, and that is what makes this work. I knew we wanted to see this just because of Mr. Elba, and we were so happily surprised to see him do something so light, so well. Piper Perabo was a pleasant surprise, especially for my wife, who really liked "Covert Affairs." We will finish binging the rest of this first season ASAP, and hope for more.

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