BBC Three is back

BBC Three is back (probably) — Ofcom says ‘Yes… but’

BBC Three is back and will be broadcast again from January 2022. Probably. We explain… Ofcom has agreed (in principle) with the BBC’s plan to bring BBC Three back to broadcast viewers in January 2022. You can follow the Ofcom process on their website, and today the focus is on the latest update: As required … >

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Starstruck — cast announced for new BBC Three comedy

Brand new six-part romcom Starstruck, created, written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo (Baby Done, Taskmaster) is set to air later this year Starstruck follows Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications … >

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BBC commerical plans

BBC Commercial plans have been shared — we give them some context

The BBC Commercial plans make for an interesting read (if you’re wondering about the future of TV consumption) but need some context We have already reported on the BBC’s need to consider it’s long-term strategy, and in particular it’s dependency on the licence fee. Today the BBC has released what it describes as “ambitious plans … >

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BBC Three returns

BBC Three returns as a broadcast channel in January 2022

After it stopped being broadcast in 2016, BBC Three returns to linear viewing in January 2022 In an announcement all about success and the future (ie ignoring why BBC Three left our screens), the BBC has outlined its new vision for the channel. First they talk about some recent major successes: …some of our biggest … >

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Killing Eve series 2: the BBC has picked it up

It’s been confirmed that Killing Eve series 2 will air for British audiences via the BBC, just like the first series has. The show is produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America, based on the Codename Villanelle book series by Luke Jennings, and the BBC has just acquired the rights to show series 2 in the … >

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BBC Three will expand its output with a new editorial pillar

BBC Three has launched a new editorial pillar, in order to broaden its output and create yet more opportunities for up-and-coming writers. BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh describes this as “an exciting creative moment for the channel and the production community as we are broadening the scope of our commissioning. We have received extra investment … >

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BBC orders sitcom about an ex-girl band member

BBC Three has greenlit a new series called Wannabe, that stars Lily Brazier. Brazier headlined a pilot of the show, that wasn’t broadcast. But off the back of it, a four part series has been ordered that will film next year. Brazier wrote the pilot along with Ben Murray (the latter of whom directed), and … >

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