BBC Three goes from revels to rehab

Zai Bennett New commissions 'encapsulate what we're all about' says Zai Bennett, BBC Three controller

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BBC Three will open the doors on everything from a rehab centre for teenage porn addicts to Ibizan-style revels on a Devon campsite in a new tranche of factual programmes.

The channel is also sending a group of youngsters to some of the world's biggest slums, exploring human tissue donation and getting up close to some of South Africa's extreme communities.

'BBC Three is the only channel dedicated to making meaningful, relevant, punchy factual programmes for young people in Britain today and these new commissions encapsulate what we're all about,' said channel controller Zai Bennett.

Slum Survivors (working title) - to be made by BBC Current Affairs - will see a trainee plumber, chef and car mechanic learn their trades from masters who live and work in the slums of Lagos, Mumbai and Jakarta.

18-30s campsite

The Holiday Park spends the summer on an 18-30s campsite, that seeks to bring a bit of Ibiza to sleepy north Devon.

It follows the holiday makers out to have the fun without, necessarily, the sun, and the young team determined to create both a party atmosphere and a profitable business - often against the odds.

The more serious business of human tissue donation is the subject of a two-parter, which, via unprecedented access, uncovers the work and personalities at Liverpool's Tissue Bank.

The Human Tissue Team meets the young donor retrieval team, donor families and the people offered a second chance thanks to the donation of eyes, heart valves, bones or skin.

Reggie Yates, meanwhile, travels to South Africa, spending a week with deprived white Afrikaans, living in a shanty town without electricity or hot water.

He also follows the relentless work in Africa's biggest hospital of treating young men with gunshot wounds, while discovering that at one of Africa's wealthiest churches they 'worship bling as much as the bible'.

Stacey Dooley - who started out as a participant in BBC Three's successful Blood, Sweat and ... series - meets some of America's troubled teenagers in her three-part series. They include Chicago gang members, young girls faced with unwanted pregnancy and teenage boys sent to residential rehab for porn addiction.

'Our factual and current affairs output wins plaudits and awards and I couldn't be more excited about these new shows,' said Bennett.

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