BBC Three lines up indie docs

Reggie Yates Extreme RussiaUK youth-skewed channel BBC Three has commissioned new presenter-led documentaries and factual series from a host of British indies.

Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia (WT) from Sundog Pictures, Tyger Takes On from Roughcut TV, Extreme at 18 (WT) from Voltage TV, Stacey Dooley: No Place For a Girl from Watershed Productions and FA Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments from BBC Sport comprise the commissions, which BBC Three channel editor Sam Bickley confirmed today.

The 3x60mins Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia will follows presenter and DJ Yates in Russia as he meets ultranationalists, gay men and women, and wannabe supermodels. Wendie Ottewill is series producer and Sam Anthony executive producer. Darren Kemp is commissioning executive.

Tyger Takes On is a 2x60mins show starring Outnumbered’s Tyger Drew Honey has he looks into 21st Century sexuality and attitudes around sex and gender. Neil Calow and Alannah Richardson are executive producers, while Elliot Reed is commissioning editor.

Extreme at 18 is a 60-minute doc following secretive young activists. Sanjay Singhal is EP and Reed is commissioning editor.

Two-parter Stacey Dooley: No Place For a Girl sees regular BBC Three presenter Dooley head to parts of the world infamous for the danger they pose to women. Mark Rubens is EP and Kemp the commissioning executive.

FA Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments, a 1x120mins special, sees former England football captain and current QPR player Rio Ferdinand and pop star Olly Murs count down memorable moments in the English cup. Peter Small is producer, Carl Doran and Jo McCusker are joint EPs, while Pinki Chambers and Bickley commissioned it.

Bickley succeeded Zai Bennett at BBC Three earlier this year after the BBC announced it was planning to end the channel as a linear product and take in online-only.

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