BBC Three orders reality sketch show

Thursday 23rd August 2012, 7:12pm

BBC Three.BBC Three has ordered a full series of new reality-come-comedy series Boom Town, following a successful pilot episode.

The series will see a number of real people from across the British Isles filmed going about their daily - but hopefully eccentric - lives in a fly-on-the-wall reality style. The most bizarre and amusing moments will then be edited down to individual sketch-like scenes.

Interlinking clips, including fake street signs and "carefully selected geography shots" will then be used to create the illusion that all of the people featured in fact live in one single place - Boom Town.

Despite the critical and ratings failure of similar reality-come-comedy show World Series Of Dating earlier in the year, and criticism on microblogging website Twitter that Boom Town was undermining British comedy writing and directing talent, a full 6-part series has been ordered from production company Knickerbockerglory.

It is expected that the show will broadcast this winter.

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