By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 2:41 pm | No Comments
A documentary about 17 year old racing driver Billy Monger and a UK adaptation of Lifetime's format The Rap Game were among the commissions announced today by BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh at his Meet The Controller session at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 9:28 am | No Comments
Three female authored dramas are coming to the BBC. The PSB has commissioned three new dramas from Nicole Taylor, Michaela Coel (pictured, right) and Sally Rooney. The announcement comes on the same day that Coel is set ti deliver the McTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The three series will go out on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three, respectively. “I am honoured to be today announcing three brand new and contrasting dramas for BBC One, Two and Three", said the BBC's Controller of Drama Piers Wenger.
By Patrick Munn | July 5, 2018 - 2:46 pm | No Comments
Several months after introducing a third editorial pillar - namely for content that qualifies as "feel-good, entertaining propositions" - BBC Three has commissioned their first two series under the expanded remit. Makeover series Glow Up, which is at its heart a competition to look for the next big make-up star of tomorrow, and relationship series Couples On The Couch have both been picked up at the online channel. Glow Up has received an order for eight episodes, while six episodes have been ordered for Couples On The Couch.
By Patrick Munn | May 15, 2018 - 4:59 pm | No Comments
BBC Three has acquired the UK rights to Australian short-form series 600 Bottles Of Wine after striking a deal with international distributor Escapade Media. The four-part series will be available on BBC Three (via iPlayer) from Sunday May 27th at 10am.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 3:33 pm | No Comments
Newcomer Chance Perdomo and Craig Parkinson (Line Of Duty) have been set to star in BBC Three's one-off factual drama Killed By My Debt. Chance Perdomo takes on the key role of Jerome Rogers, while Craig Parkinson plays The Bailiff. Killed By Me Debt tells the true story of Jerome Rogers, a 19-year-old motorbike courier from Croydon, who sees two unpaid £65 traffic fines escalating to more than a thousand pounds. Unravelling under the pressure of his mounting debt and with his only source of income - his bike - clamped, Jerome took his own life.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 1:39 pm | No Comments
Leo Suter, who recurred as Drummond on ITV's Victoria, has joined the cast for the second season of BBC Three's drama series Clique. Details of his character are being kept under wraps. Suter joins a returning cast that includes Synnove Karlsen as Holly, Sophia Brown as Louise and Rachel Hurd-Wood as Rachel. Other cast additions for season two include Barney Harris (The Hollow Crown), Imogen King (Darkest Hour), Stuart Campbell (Outlander), Izuka Hoyle (Mary, Queen of Scots) and newcomers and recent graduates Jyuddah Jaymes and Nicholas Nunn.
By Patrick Munn | April 20, 2018 - 9:48 am | No Comments
BBC Three has renewed mockumentary This Country for a third season. Additionally, they have also commissioned a one-off forty-minute special. The renewal comes on the back of impressive ratings performance for the show, which wrapped its second season last month. On BBC Three (via iPlayer) the show has had more than 11 million requests, while repeat broadcasts on BBC One have attracted audiences of well over a million viewer - winning its slot every week.