BBC Three

BBC Three

BBC Three is the corporation's youth channel, available via digital platforms including Freeview. The channel broadcasts comedy aimed at the 25 to 34-year-old age group. Many of the comedies on this channel are quite experimental in nature - BBC3 is now often used as a test bed for nurturing hit comedies for BBC Two and BBC One. Whilst many shows on BBC Three pass without notice, an equal number of the comedies have met viewer approval and gone on to become well-known. Little Britain, Gavin & Stacey, Two Pints, The Mighty Boosh, Him & Her and Russell Howard's Good News are probably the channel's biggest hits to date.

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BBC Three - New & Current Shows

600 Days

600 Days

Sitcom series about a young man sentenced to two years in a Young Offenders Institution. Begins Autumn 2014.

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Bad Education

Bad Education

School-based comedy starring Jack Whitehall as Alfie, the worst teacher to ever be involved in the British education system. Returns in September.

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Bluestone 42

Bluestone 42

A single-camera comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment.

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Cuckoo

Cuckoo

BBC Three comedy starring Greg Davies as the over-protective father of a girl who's impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year.

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Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live

Stand-up recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe. Kevin Bridges, Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi, Jon Richardson, Andi Osho, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe host. 2014 show hosted by Kevin Bridges and Seann Walsh.

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Flat TV

Flat TV

Pilot episode based on the internet series by Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu.

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Fried

Fried

Sitcom pilot set in a chicken shop.

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In Deep

In Deep

Sitcom pilot about two junior police officers on an undercover operation that goes wrong.

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Jenny Bede: AAA

Jenny Bede: AAA

Sketch show from YouTube star Jenny Bede.

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Josh

Josh

Sitcom pilot set around a flat. Co-written by and starring Josh Widdicombe. Jack Dee plays the landlord.

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Murder In Successville

Murder In Successville

Hybrid comedy format about a fictional town brimming with celebrities. Tom Davis stars as DCI Sleet.

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Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment

Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment

Fast-paces variety show starring Nick Helm, with sketches, songs, poetry, fireworks, jokes, and everything else he can muster.

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Otherworld

Otherworld

Puppet-based sketch show pilot.

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Parents' Evening

Parents' Evening

Comedy pilot set at a school parents' evening. Kayvan Novak plays all the teachers.

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People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

Mockumentary that follows the lives of people connected to the West London pirate radio station Kurupt FM.

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The Revolution Will Be Televised

Revolution Will Be Televised, The

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein take on celebrities, bankers, politicians and others in a satirical prank series.

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Rude Boys

Rude Boys

Sitcom pilot looking at the antics of a group of friends in East London.

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Russell Howard's Good News

Russell Howard's Good News

Topical stand-up comedy show hosted by Russell Howard.

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Siblings

Siblings

Sitcom about the world's worst brother and sister. Begins in first week of August.

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Some Girls

Some Girls

Comedy about four 16-year-old female best-friends struggling through life, love, family and school. Series 3 now filming.

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Sweat The Small Stuff

Sweat The Small Stuff

Nick 'Grimmy' Grimshaw hosts a celebrity-based BBC Three panel show featuring fickle obsessions and games and questions. Series 4 to follow.

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Top Coppers

Top Coppers

Action comedy pilot about two police detectives.

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Uncle

Uncle

BBC Three sitcom in which Nick Helm stars as an out-of work musician forced to look after his 12-year-old nephew when his sister is busy.

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Vodka Diaries

Vodka Diaries

Sitcom pilot about four girls who share a flat and get up to no good.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By BBC Three

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Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls. Read

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read