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

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. 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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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.

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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.

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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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Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular

Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular

Seann Walsh presents a stand-up showcase featuring exciting new acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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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Phoenix Nights to return?

Phoenix Nights to return?

Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing Phoenix Nights back for live shows. Read

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck talks Munnery, Bambi, expensive dross at the Fringe, piles of rubbish on BBC3, and more. Read

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick, has died at the age of 92. Read

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio Comedy will be running comedy writing information sessions in London and Manchester. Read

Big School interviews

Big School interviews

David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister and Frances de la Tour talk about Big School Series 2. Read

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Lord Alan B'Stard, First Marquess of Haltemprice, has died at the age of 58, it has been confirmed. Read

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle has blasted TV commissioning, Mock The Week, panel show booking, & other topics. Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

John Kearns, Alex Edelman and Phil Ellis are winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014. Read

The Wrong Mans 2

The Wrong Mans 2

Plot details have been released about the 2nd series of James Corden and Mathew Baynton's comedy. Read

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont talks about how she got started in comedy, and what she misses about leaving Hull. Read