BBC Three

UK’s BBC Three sets reality show with UFC stars Paddy Pimblett & Molly McCann

BBC Three in the UK has ordered a new reality show following the lives and careers of Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann. Paddy & Molly: Show No Mersey will follow the couple as they prepare for fights whilst juggling their relationships with friends and family. The 8 x 30-minute show is being […]

BBC orders father-daughter comedy ‘Daddy Issues’ from Fudge Park

BBC Comedy has ordered Daddy Issues, a new series for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer starring Aimee Lou Wood and David Morrissey. Hailing from White Gold and Ill Behaviour firm Fudge Park Productions, the 6 x 30-minute series is written by Danielle Ward (Brassic, In The Long Run) and directed by Catherine Morshead (The Full […]

US series ‘The Bold Type’ & Oz drama ‘Bad Behaviour’ come to UK’s BBC Three

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired all five seasons of US comedy-drama series The Bold Type, as well as Australian drama Bad Behaviour, for its youth-skewing BBC Three and VOD service BBC iPlayer. Both shows were picked up following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, with The Bold Type offering a glimpse into the outrageous […]

BBC Three promotes Two Four & Love alum to become head of content

BBC Three has appointed Nasfim Haque to become head of content at youth-skewing BBC Three, leading the network’s day-to-day commissioning and editorial output. Haque has been interim channel editor of BBC Three since February 2022 and will now oversee the team permanently, with a remit across drama, comedy, entertainment, documentaries, news, film and sport. She […]

BBC Three orders Coleen Rooney & Rebekah Vardy doc to explore ‘WAG’ culture

BBC Three has ordered a documentary from the UK-based prodco behind Reclaiming Amy that will explore how the secret workings of the tabloid press, agents and celebrities led to the high-profile public bust-up between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy. Wagspiracy: Vardy Vs Rooney (1 x 60 minutes) will lift the lid on the industry behind […]

How to bridge the divide in teen TV

As linear viewership among teens and tweens continues to decline, Mark Layton finds out what’s enticing this audience away from the TV set and how ‘traditional’ broadcasters are attempting to engage them The number of teens and tweens watching broadcast TV has been on the decline for several years now. While the figures vary from […]

Exclusive: Revived BBC Three targets younger teen audience

BBC Three is a “key initiative” in the UK pubcaster’s efforts to attract the hard-to-reach teen and tween audience, with plans for new commissions and show re-edits, following its recent return as a linear channel. The channel was revived as a linear service earlier this year, following six years as online-only brand. Fiona Campbell, BBC Three […]

UK’s BBC Three & Insight TV link to extend women’s football ob-doc series

BBC Three in the UK and Insight TV have joined up to co-produce a third season of women’s football observational documentary series, Squad Goals. The show is produced by UK-based Curious Films and will launch in the UK on BBC Three – fresh from its return to linear – later this year, while airing globally […]

BBC Three expands ‘MasterChef’ universe with new ‘young’ version

BBC Three, fresh from its return to linear TV, has commissioned a local version of Banijay format, Young MasterChef. The 10 x 30-minute show is being produced by Banijay UK’s Shine TV, in association with Ziji Productions, and will focus on up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. The series will […]

BBC Three returns to linear with Big Talk comedy & warehouse factual drama

BBC Three in the UK has ordered a gym-based comedy series from People Just Do Nothing’s Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa and a warehouse-based factual show, ahead of the channel brand’s return to linear today. Peacock is from writers Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, with UK-based Big Talk Productions. The show tells the story of a personal […]

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