BBC orders Nick Helm Heavy Entertainment series

Wednesday 21st August 2013, 8:12pm

Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment. Nick Helm. Copyright: BBC.The BBC has reportedly commissioned a series of Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment.

The studio-based comedy format involves comedian Nick Helm presenting "a helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, jokes, poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance, and whatever else he can muster - in an attempt to bring you the greatest show you've ever seen with your eyes, or ever heard with your ears!"

A trial episode of the show has already been filmed and is currently available to watch on the BBC iPlayer as part of BBC Three's 2013 Comedy Feed pilots.

Helm is currently at the Edinburgh Fringe performing his solo show One Man Mega Myth. It was announced earlier today that the show is one of seven on the Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist. Speaking to BCG in an interview he said of the Heavy Entertainment format: "I'll be doing a series of that. We film that next May and should be aired in August."

The BBC have yet to officially announce the series, but when confirmed it will be the first of this year's Comedy Feed pilots to receive a commission. BCG understands that the BBC plans to give the eight pilots a TV broadcast on BBC Three this autumn. They'll remain available on the iPlayer until July 2015.

Helm also said he was working on writing a sitcom pilot for Channel 4, which currently has the working title The Nick Helm Sitcom.

The comedian will next be seen on screen in the lead role of new BBC Three comedy Uncle. The sitcom, which started life as a Channel 4 pilot, sees Helm play a depressed out-of work musician who is forced to look after his 11 year-old nephew. The 6-part series will be filmed this autumn for broadcast on BBC Three either later this year or early next year.

Below is a clip from Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment:

Watch Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment pilot on iPlayer

Nick Helm interview

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