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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Backchat

Backchat

Comic chat show hosted by Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael Whitehall. New series to follow on BBC2.

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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.

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Bluestone 42

Bluestone 42

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

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Crims

Crims

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

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Cuckoo

Cuckoo

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

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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 fried chicken shop. Full six part series ordered for 2015.

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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

Impressions based 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. Full six part series ordered for 2015.

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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 featuring aliens, mismatched pandas and a blow-up doll.

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Parents' Evening

Parents' Evening

Comedy pilot set at a school parents' evening starring Kayvan Novak as various characters.

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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 four young 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.

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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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Together

Together

Romantic comedy series written by and starring Jonny Sweet about around a couple in a new relationship.

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Top Coppers

Top Coppers

Action comedy pilot about two police detectives.

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The Totally Senseless Gameshow

Totally Senseless Gameshow, The

One-off show for BBC3's Disability Season. Martin Dougan hosts a humorous, tongue in cheek mock gameshow.

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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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Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson has asked his girlfriend - fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont - to marry him. Read

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

A full series of Still Open All Hours is now filming with cameras rolling in Doncaster, & studio dates booked: Read

Bad Education interviews

Bad Education interviews

The cast of Bad Education talk about what looks set to be the final series of the hit school sitcom. Read

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A, the sitcom which mocks the BBC's management culture, is to return for a second series in 2015. Read

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Holly Burn talks about how her cover was almost blown whilst filming on ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Extract from eBay. A Scottish seller gets into an argument over whether his kilt is technically a skirt. Read

Derek to end with special

Derek to end with special

Ricky Gervais says his Channel 4 show Derek will end after a final special episode. Read

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Stand-up John Cooper has launched a Kickstarter drive to fund a calendar of his stand-up comic strips. Read

Stephen Fry's new book

Stephen Fry's new book

Details have been released about More Fool Me, the candid new memoir book from Stephen Fry. Read

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Acclaimed actor Sir Donald Sinden, star of Two's Company and Never The Twain, has died at the age of 90. Read