BBC Three announces new commissions ahead of TV return this week

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BBC Three, the Beeb’s channel for innovative UK programming, has announced new commissions in comedy, drama ahead of it return to terrestrial TV screens this week.

BBC Three relaunch 

The channel relaunches on TV on Tuesday viewers will be able to look forward to new comedy Peacock from Kurupt FM collaborators and a factual-based drama called Life and Death in the Warehouse.

These were announced as channel controller Fiona Campbell said “I want BBC Three to look and sound different to anywhere else”.

People Just Do Nothing’s Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa will reunite with BBC Three for Peacock, a new gym-based comedy series about toxic masculinity, and new factual-based drama Life and Death in the Warehouse from the makers of Killed By My Debt will explore life in a fictional distribution centre.

Both join an already-brimming slate of programmes, as the channel broadcasts on TV from 7pm tomorrow – offering more entertainment, competitions, documentaries, dramas, comedies, films and sport to the 16 million 16- to 34-year-olds who live in the UK.

Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three confirmed these two new commissions at an online preview event joined by many stars of new programmes, giving a taste of what’s to come in the next days, weeks and months of the channel’s new home on TV.

Announcing that BBC Three titles had been streamed over 294 million times in 2021, Fiona celebrated previous success stories like Normal People, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, This Country, Angels of the North, Defending Digga D, and more.

Campbell said in her speech: “I want BBC Three to look and sound different to anywhere else and I want to shout the loudest in every way we can that the BBC is there for you no matter where you are from and who you are.”

Campbell also provided more details about BBC Three’s news bulletin The Catch Up, a weeknight bulletin that brings audiences all the need to know and relevant news from the day in under 5 minutes. 

Produced by BBC News with Levi Jouavel, Kirsty Grant and Callum Tulley as regular news presenters, the show’s aim is to help young people make sense of the world around them and also highlights optimistic stories.