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BEING HUMAN FOURTH SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR BBC THREE

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 12:15 UK time, Monday, 14 March 2011

Nina, George and Annie

Being Human, BBC Three's award winning and critically-acclaimed drama series, written and created by Toby Whithouse, will return for a fourth series next year.

Following the gripping series three finale - in which overnight figures show 1.1m viewers watched Mitchell fall victim to the wolf-shaped bullet - series four will see the aftermath as the housemates return to their home in Barry Island. The series will also introduce some new faces following the success of recent guest artists Lacey Turner, Robson Green and Michael Socha.

Produced by Touchpaper Wales, part of Zodiak Media Group, the hit drama will fulfil the blood-thirsty appetites of its ongoing committed fan base, but also demonstrate BBC Three's commitment to original UK drama for 16-34 year olds.

Consolidated figures show series three had the biggest series launch to date, with 1.8m viewers. The series sustained an average of 1.4m viewers on television across the run and has an additional 0.4m requests per episode on iPlayer each week. Becoming Human, Being Human's exclusive online extension drama also made by Touchpaper Wales, has also moved from online to BBC Three for its final episode airing on Sunday 20 March at 9.00pm. This is BBC Three's most successful multiplatform commission, with over 1.5m views on the red button and online to date.

Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller, BBC Three says: "Being Human's brilliant mixture of fantasy and every day life continues to provide, must-see, ground breaking drama for BBC Three, and I'm delighted to announce a fourth series for 2012"

Toby Whithouse, Creator and Executive Producer says: "We were overwhelmed by the response to series three, and so we're absolutely thrilled that the BBC have given us this opportunity to continue our show into a fourth year. We've got another intense and epic story lined up for you, with some new faces and old, and even more horror and mayhem and mugs of tea. I can't wait to get started."

Rob Pursey, Executive Producer, Touchpaper Television says: "Being Human feels like it's taken on a life of its own now, and we are delighted. I've never known a drama develop such a strong relationship with its audience. We're very excited to be making a fourth series."

Eleanor Moran, Executive Producer, BBC Cymru Wales says: "Following such a dramatic finale, I am thrilled to have Being Human return for a fourth series."

The fourth series of Being Human has 8x60 minute episodes and has been commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller, BBC Three.

Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Torchwood, Doctor Who) and the fourth series will be produced by Philip Trethowan. Executive Producers are Toby Whithouse, Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television, and Eleanor Moran, for BBC Cymru Wales.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

    Thank GOD!

  • Comment number 2.

    Prays the lords! Oh my, I cannot wait!

  • Comment number 3.

    Congrats to the cast and crew. At this stage I can't imagine watching the show without Mitchell. His story was always the most compelling for me and it was always about the three of them. I think it should have ended when one of the main cast decided to leave but I'm happy for the fans who are willing to stick with it.

  • Comment number 4.

    I'm not sure how I feel about this news of series 4..... I'm still in mourning for Mitchell.. it all seems a bit too soon!

  • Comment number 5.

    Hoooooraaaaaaay!!

    Mr Whithouse & the rest of the team are bound to pull something fantastic out of the bag and I can't wait!

  • Comment number 6.

    Woo-hoo!!! That is all.

    Tom in Oz

  • Comment number 7.

    Fantastic news!
    It will be strange without Mitchell but I have every faith in the writers.

    I look forward to the arrival of George & Ninas' cub and hopefully Annie developing her powers that they have been hinting at since the 1st series.

  • Comment number 8.

    Yes Yes Yes!!!!! :D Wonderful News.

  • Comment number 9.

    Feeling so much better now.

    Congratulations to everyone involved in the talks with the BBC and for putting forward the case for S4.

    Flashbacks, please, Aidan. You can keep the beard with a flashback.

  • Comment number 10.

    Great News!!!! starting the count down and party preperation already although still in deep mourning :O(
    Brothers & Sisters its gonna be one day at a time but together we will make it we have to be there for Fuzzy he/she is a Godparent down x

  • Comment number 11.

    I am dubious but am sure I will love it! I just hope it doesn't start a decline like many shows do...but TW seems to know when to call things quits at the right time.

  • Comment number 12.

    With Mitchell gone I can't imagine how on earth the series can possibly continue as a third of its original main cast is gone (a very pivotal 3rd piece), but this is why I am not a writer and why Toby Whithouse is.

    He's proved how brilliant a writer he is in the past by surprising us every series so there isn't a doubt in my mind that however different series 4 might feel with Mitchell gone, it will be one heck of a good ride!

    Looking forward to it!

  • Comment number 13.

    Wooooooooooooo Thankss, So sad not to c Mitchell in the picture.

  • Comment number 14.

    Good news!

    A groundswell of support for the pilot prompted the BBC to commission S1. You know, the pilot which didn't feature Aidan Turner, Jason Watkins or Lenora Crichlow.

    BH has introduced new characters - Gilbert, Josie, Ivan, Daisy, McNair etc. - whom viewers have loved.

    What's not to say there won't be others to love in S4?

  • Comment number 15.

    I just want to say congratulations on the fourth series, i think it was a question of when it'd happen, not if it would happen.

    Right now i'm mourning Mitchell. Can't see past the end of series three at the moment and his role over the last three years so it's still sore.

    Whomever is cast, whatever storylines are plotted, best wishes and best of luck for continued success :)

  • Comment number 16.

    fantastic news! know TW and RT LC and SK will pull something gripping out of the bag to keep us on the edge of our seats!

    hope AT will manange to film some sort of flashback..maybe when we learn more about edgar's story?

    can we have a M / AT best bits posted on the blog so that fans can mourn him properly?

  • Comment number 17.

    As a cult fan from the pilot I am glad that the show will be coming back for season 4 but I really cannot see how they can progress now without Mitchell without it turning into the age old vampire v werewolf plot.

    I will watch because I love George and Annie but to me Mitchell was always the main charcter and I definately loved him the most but yes it makes sense that they want to move it in another direction now.

    As much as it pains me to say it please, please, please do not bring Aidan back for flash backs all the time and don't make the characters speak about him all the time because, as much as I loved him, if the show is going on without him then they ened to move in a different direction and let the other characters take centre stage!



  • Comment number 18.

    My day has been made! Absolutely wonderful news - I have screamed and sobbed at my desk today. Being Human forever!! xxxx

  • Comment number 19.

    14 mustardseed - No but it had Mitchell in the pilot!!

    It's great news that we have a 4th series, though it will never be the same without Mitchell in our little supernatural gang!!

  • Comment number 20.

    I am glad another series has been commissioned but, it will be lacking Mitchell a hard gap to fill.

  • Comment number 21.

    Oh Thank you so much you kind of gave it away on the home page under Next on TV (new series coming soon to BBC3) but THANKYOU SOOOOOO much.

    However are we haveing to wait to Jan 2012 for series 4???

    Don't think I can last that long - maybe you could do a similar thing to becoming human and give us some bitesized episodes to wet our appetites....as I dont think it fair for Nina to be preggers a whole year :P (plus she would be HUGE)

    Keep up the outstanding work - surely masses of awards are on their way to you guys!!!

    Im all excited now!!!

  • Comment number 22.

    Thank you Toby. I am a disciple of the blessed church of tele and this show has sustained me like no other. Even Doctor Who, that great symbol of BBC strength and reithian values leaves me wanting but this show stops the insane analytical side, instead offering up a soupçon of plot, comedy and marvelous characterization. Might I ask one thing though? Could you possibly slip in some macguffinous exposition? I mean I don't know where you'd put it and if it even needs it but if at all possible then some nice 'This happened because the doodad of whatsit was agitated by the whojamaflip of contrivance' would be greatly appreciated by this fan at least and Yay for actually going through with promises, not like RTD saying 'one shall die' and bottling it.

  • Comment number 23.

    Good news! Congrats and best wishes for Lenora, Sinead and Russell. However, I became a fan of this show based on the love and interaction between George, Mitchell and Annie. I won't be watching season 4, it was always about the OT3 for me.

  • Comment number 24.

    16 - drunkkath love the Edgar backstory idea.

    See, Mitchell may be gone, but he's not forgotten.

    And if he does come back, would it be too much to hope to see all four reunited at Comic Con again.

  • Comment number 25.

    Jensau [19] - Yes, but a very different Mitchell. Guy Flanagan was maybe not as sexy as AT but he had great screen presence, too.

  • Comment number 26.

    You know you've started to recover when you immediately start planning where you will be in January next year, so you don't miss Being Human.

    Congrats guys, you did good x

    I'll be sticking with this show 100% I may not be able to watch S1 and 2 for a while, but the chemistry between the charactors/actors is unreal. The writing is superb.

    AT/Mitchell will be missed, but not forgotten. I've accepeted (somewhat hehe) that his story is complete. And cannot wait for what's next for BH.

    Yay! x

  • Comment number 27.

    Yes i would love to see some flashbacks of Mitchell, there 117 years to chose from.

  • Comment number 28.

    I'm very pleased for Russell, Lenora and Sinead and will definitely be watching Series 4, though at present I feel it was me that was staked through the heart.

  • Comment number 29.

    Well done to the entire BH team for securing a forth season.

  • Comment number 30.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 31.

    I know it may sound callous to say this to all the poeple who miss Mitchell so much, but please the actors/actresses worked just as hard as Aiden on the show, and it seems a little insulting to them to think of Being Human as the Aiden Turner show. Seriously, I bet Toby manages to come up with something great for series 4. It's a little too quick to say that people won't be watching series 4 when no one knows what it's going to be about, just that Aiden Turner ISN'T in it. I do sympathise for all on Mitchell's character being axed but but please have some faith in the story writing, as we all know that the BH crew are excellent at that and other characters WILL come to the front and grab our attention in time too.


  • Comment number 32.

    YES :)

    Aidan Turner will be sorely missed, but I have complete faith that Toby Whithouse, Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey and Sinead Keenan will make Series 4 amazing. How I'll survive another ten months without it, I don't know. I think I'll invest in a TARDIS.

  • Comment number 33.

    28 good it's not just me to feel like that :0)

    Yes I will be back too, the actors and the writing have always been amazing: Well done!

    But I do need the break to recover from the sadness of Mitchell dying...might need months before I can re-watch yesterday's Ep, let alone S1/S2...

  • Comment number 34.

    25 Mustardseed - Yes Guy Flanagan was the 'original' Mitchell but now no-one could fill Aidan Turner's shoes as he is the face we have come to know and love, as Mitchell!

    IMHO it was nothing to do with being sexy (although not going to deny that AT is) and all about how the actor draws you in. Maybe if we had seen more of GF then he would have grown into the role but at that time no I did'nt think he was as good as the character should have been.

  • Comment number 35.

    I did expect it to come back. I hope it will capture something of the depth which Aidan Turner brought to the drama. Still find it hard to think he has gone completely. I do hope he will find some sort of a way back--at some point or other and in some guise or other, albeit briefly. My heart's not in the idea of BH without him at the moment, though.

  • Comment number 36.

    It's great there's a series 4, and I will watch it though I will be mourning Mitchell. Will a new (good) vampire will be introduced? Is Guy Flanagan free?

  • Comment number 37.

    The chemistry between Russell, Lenora and Sinead is fantastic and we know the writing is not only good, but sincere. I'm sure Toby Whithouse will be sensitive to Mitchell's demise (and the fan response) but will give us great drama with the existing and new characters.

    The great news about S4 is the opportunity to tie up loose ends as well as take us to new places.

  • Comment number 38.

    This now gives us hope that no matter what happens how many of the main charaters die, theres always hope that it will return.

  • Comment number 39.

    The baby should be named Mitchell - and it should be a pup that turns into a human during the full moon!
    Lord Toby - I'll write it if you need help! :)

  • Comment number 40.

    This is absolutely FANTASTIC news but my God, how are we all going to manage without Mitchell?! Hopefully the remaining cast can remain strong for us...

  • Comment number 41.

    Words cannot do justice to the range of emotions I have felt since 10pm last night. Lord Toby and the rest are the absolute epitomy of greatness. I have evry faith in being sucked in all over again next year, and I cant wait!

  • Comment number 42.

    Blackdog - my hero

  • Comment number 43.

    This is great.

    I'll watch it probably, but I can't say it will be the same or that I will stick with it throughout the whole series. It won't be the same without Mitchell. That is what I liked about the three series is the dynamics between Annie, Mitchell and George. Their friendship in the first series was what really gripped me and kept me watching. Without one of them, I honestly don't think I could carry on with this show.

    Sorry, just the truth.

  • Comment number 44.

    Sorry, but I cant join you in your cheering for S4 is too soon, is not only about AT looks, I loveeeed Mitchell's character so much, I fell for him in S1 even his creepiest ways and darker side, but he was a good soul trying to leave his vampiristic ways. And after his death last night, Im still in tears (I know) but I will probably feel better in a year and be able to watch, dont know anymore right now.

  • Comment number 45.

    Well as Toby said in the blog "We've got another intense and epic story lined up for you, with some new faces and old". When you think of the remaining characters that have been in series and and are alive or died by the end of series 3, the only other old characters I can thaink of are:
    Bernie
    Carl
    Sykes
    Lloyd Pinky
    and Adam of course.

    Anyone think of anyone else? I've probably missed ooads of characters here.

  • Comment number 46.

    Excellent news! the next series has so much potential, would be lovely to see George become more alpha male but keep his excellent quirky humour, or alpha wolf lol! and Nina and Georges baby to be the uber wolf that can change whenever it wants, not necessarily at full moon and Annie becomes a force to be reckoned with and brings the ghost population into power to join forces with the wolf clans to fight against the vampire race... oooh yeah exciting stuff! can't wait!

  • Comment number 47.

    Absolutely fantastic news !! Glad to hear the Being Human train will keep on rolling (hmmm I'm not sure myself how I feel about that train metaphor. I'm not sure it's even a metaphor).

    Look forward to the next series. In the meantime I can whet my appetite with Series 1 - 3. Best British Drama in recent years in my opinion.

    Congratulations cast and crew.

  • Comment number 48.

    Woke up this morning thinking "Oh my god, Mitchell's actually dead". I might still be digesting that realisation with my breakfast, actually.

    But this is wonderful news! Though it's very difficult to imagine a Mitchell-less Being Human, I have faith in the writers and cast that S4 will be amazing.

  • Comment number 49.

    Thankyou so much for a brilliant 3rd series of Being Human, both myself and my husband love it so much! Extremely sad Mitchell has gone, good luck to Aidan. We'll be watching series 4 but very aware how a programme can change when a key player has left!

    Another note we are both 43yrs old - a little older than your prospective 16 - 34 yr age group! I think there are many more of us oldies out here watching it too! :-) x

  • Comment number 50.

    45 - Blackdog23 Eveyln possibly? The girl Mitchell turned in the 1930s.

  • Comment number 51.

    Congratulations everyone! I'm sure series 4 will be every bit as amazing as the other 3, even without our beloved Mitchell. The show is bigger than the sum of it's parts and as much as we will all miss our favourite vampire I know if the writers and crew thought they didn't have a strong enough story then they wouldn't be making it. We have 3 other actors who are just as amazing as Aidan and I cannot wait to see them shine (not that they haven't in the past series but I think with the aftermath of what happened and the baby on the way Russell, Sinead and Lenora are really come in to their own and show just how emotional this show can be.).

    I would also like to point out that in the announcement Toby said "We've got another intense and epic story lined up for you, with some new faces and old, and even more horror and mayhem and mugs of tea. I can't wait to get started." So I'm thinking that we may get a few flashbacks with Mitchell to ease us in to Being Human without him, a little like they did with Herrik.

  • Comment number 52.

    I am distraught at the Death of Mitchell but it was inevitable due to the Box Tunnel Massacre....... what a brilliant way to end this series ...I cried and cried...Good luck to Aiden in whatever path he chooses but please lets have flash backs throughout the next series just to remind us what were missing..............well done the BBC3 for securing another series and I can't wait for the fearless three and baby to face whatever is in the future....will be watching the repeat to-night just to make sure Mitchell did die xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Jo

  • Comment number 53.

    Ha ha, now I feel a bit rebellious - I'm 42 and I'm watching a drama aimed at 16-35 year olds. That's so ageist. That's like saying people stop liking the same things as they get older. Well I won't. I've always liked vampires and I always will. I'll always like Aidan Turner & Russell Tovey too. Whether I like Series 4 of BH as much as I've enjoyed series 1,2 & 3 remains to be seen. But then it's not ME that's changed...

  • Comment number 54.

    42 - Laurar thats sweet, many thanks.

  • Comment number 55.

    CONGRATLATIONS!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO =)

    This is excellent news & good news we need after last nights devistating episode! Now that is has sucken in that Mitchell is gone, Im so happy for the cast & crew on this show, it is blumming brilliant! Also, dont hate Toby, hate Aidan for being so wonderfully talented & being grabbed by the Hobbit master hahaha

    Im looking forward to the new series already, it will have a new feel definatly (how can it not now) but i have faith in Mr Toby that it will be fabulous and hoping for the return of other characters we've all grown to love (Tom etc).

    Mitchell is gone but never forgotten! Everytime I see 'A last Russell Brand on the shelf' with fingerless gloves, unwashed hair & questionable personal hygiene, I will giggle to myself =)

    BRING ON SERIES 4!!!! Looking forward to whats instore for Annie, George, Nina & the baby bump

    x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

  • Comment number 56.

    49. lol! am 38. welcome to the oldies BH club

  • Comment number 57.

    I don't know how I feel about this. It's all a bit too soon. I mean, Mitchell only passed on last night, and it's all a bit like a wedding invite the day after a funeral. A little bit tactless, no? Perhaps the announcement would have been better made in a few days time, or at the end of the week, to give people a bit of time.
    I'll miss Aidan, very very very very much.

  • Comment number 58.

    50 - Remind me who she was again? I've forgotten.

  • Comment number 59.

    51. but will aidan do it?..feel he has closed the chapter on the BH portion of his life and moved on to bigger things

    unless he has already filmed some flashback sequences before he left for NZ

  • Comment number 60.

    Is it just me, or do Russell, Sinead and Lenora look a little washed out in the above photograph? Taken around the last scene judging by their costumes.

  • Comment number 61.

    Lol Im 37 yrs. old tho...and loved this show.
    Can we have Curtis from Misfits pay a visit to the BH show and rewind time so they shouldnt have killed Herrick and Mitchell off the show? Please!

  • Comment number 62.

    61. doctor who and his time machine perhaps?

  • Comment number 63.

    Blackdog23- I don't think anyone is meaning to be disrespectful to the other cast. Mitchells their favourite character and they'll miss him. If they don't want to watch another series because of that, they're perfectly entitled to say so.

  • Comment number 64.

    This is excellent news! Of course it will be hard without the presence of Aidan Turner as Mitchell, he is going to be sorely missed, but all the team work so hard to make the programme the delight that it is that I for one, come next winter will be looking forward to it.

  • Comment number 65.

    I hope that this is just a bad dream and that we will all wake up tomoz and episode 8 will b on and they all survive

  • Comment number 66.

    58 - Blackdog23 In the flashback with Herrick and Mitchell in the 1930s, Mitchell had just turned a girl because he wanted company. She was in her undies on the table. As you would. I think they referred to her in S1 as well.

    59 - Drunkkath - from Aidan in an interview published February 2011

    "We haven’t talked yet about dates for series four of Being Human. It’s so up in the air and it’s so far away that I can’t really commit to anything. And they need to plot out storylines and see how long they need Mitchell for, so I guess we won’t know until a later date what’s going on."

    When asked point blank if he would return:


    "Yeah, if it all works out. The BBC needs to talk to me about dates. All the boring stuff needs to be cleaned up, and then I guess we’ll see."

  • Comment number 67.

    I'd say that the photo above is a screen cap of the last scene - they all still look wrung out and emotional.

  • Comment number 68.

    60 - Yep it is. It when they turn round to Edgar after Mitchell has gone and George says "I think you've got a fight on your hands" :D

    *****
    I'm not sure how they're meant to do it with one of the greatest friend having just died, but I'd like the next series to have more of an upbeat feel to it like Series 1 did. Then again, this could only really happen if it's set quite a number of months after the Series 3 finale, which doesn't seem possible judging from the last moments of the episode.

  • Comment number 69.

    Soooooooo pleased they have decided to make another series.

    It won't be the same without Mitchell, but I have every faith in the writers, after all they must be brilliant at their job to make us all care so much about a mass murderer!!!!

    Can't wait to see little fuzzy, think they made a mistake killing Robson Greene off, thought he was brilliant as a werewolf, but hey I think that is what makes BH so good, they do kill off major characters and surprise us all.

    What does amaze me is how they managed to keep Michells death so hush hush, nobody knew for sure what the end of series 3 would bring.

    Roll on series 4.



  • Comment number 70.

    63. people still in shock/mourning from last night.sure by time new series airs (january?) M/ AT will be a distance but yet still lovely memory:-) (...and wont we have seen the 1st installment of the hobbit by then?..with that ridiculous beard!)

    loved mitchell...but TEAM GEORGE/ ANNIE/ NINA ( TOBY/ BARRY) ...ONWARD!

  • Comment number 71.

    49 Alison

    Here Here

    Beat you I am 47 and my husband is 50, and we absolutely love the show, have watched from series 1 (missed the pilot though), It is just so different from the usual tripe that seems to be on TV these days.

  • Comment number 72.

    66. yes but did he just say that so it would spoil the ending for us..if he had come right out and said that was it we would have known Mitchell was going to die.

    if you read Toby's bit on the 'final act' it looks like they have said goodbye for good

  • Comment number 73.

    Drunkkath- don't think the first film is out till Dec 2012 and the 2nd in Dec 2013!
    And yes people are still 'mourning', I'm sure some will give S4 a go when it comes around.

  • Comment number 74.

    I would like to be pleased about this, considering BH has been the best written and acted thing on TV for goodness knows how long. But I fear it will be a mistake. Surely, at the heart of all the adventure and comedy and drama and other brilliance was the relationship between George and Mitchell. That dynamic was central to everything else on BH. To take out the core, I think, will mean everything else falls apart. I hope I'm wrong. I am trying to trust the (brilliant) writers, but worry that this is a decision made for all the wrong reasons.

    Thank you though, for 3 series of utter genius tv.

  • Comment number 75.

    73. wow! nearly 2 years without AT sob!

  • Comment number 76.

    Great news team im soo happy its coming back!!!
    i know it wont be the same without Mitchell but we love George and Annie to so id watch just for them anyway
    Mitchell will be sorely missed! i'm still a bit shocked though i cried for like 30mins yesterday i couldn't stop i no its only a tv show but i feel like we've gone though so much with them that there real to me now.
    so thanks team for a truly EPIC series

  • Comment number 77.

    drunkkath - 'the one ring.net' website has a lot of updates for the films. And there's a few on twitter that are up to date. Have a look on my 'following' list on twitter :-)

  • Comment number 78.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! *Does Kermit like flail*

    Now I've calmed down after taking in the great news about series 4 I have been having some thoughts about the world of Being Human and here is as good as anywhere to express them.
    The existence of actual supernaturals implies the existence of a god or gods. So, where are they, what are they doing and will we ever see any direct evidence of their influence? Also, both from hints in series 3 and direct evidence in series 2 some of those in positions of authority are not only fully aware that vampires exist they are also prepared to be complicit with them if it suits their purposes. To quote a certain John Mitchell "It's all about expediency". Where is the moral line for these people and how far over it can the vampires tread before they are prepared to take action against them, if that is even possible? Those are two of the big questions floating around what passes for my brain at the moment and I was wondering what other people may think about them.

  • Comment number 79.

    Congratulations to all - nothing less than you deserve!

    Can I throw a couple of suggestions into the pot while still reeling from Mitchell's end (actually rather poetic and with the hope of peace to come for him I think = the 'oh my' reference.)

    Firstly, did Mr Pilling once suggest a blog corner for dear departed comrades? If so, that's a great idea. We can sit on a metaphorical bench together, reminisce, watch old blog items and generally blub. Gone but never, never forgotten. Thank you again Mr Turner. Hope they gave you the shirt.

    Secondly, with all the speculation about Mitchell's actions and motivations throughout, esp s 2 and 3, would there be any chance of persuading Mr Turner to do one last Q&A about the character and what he thought? I'm sure we can promise to ask proper questions, blubbing will be conducted on Mitchell's bench instead. Though Mr T would have to promise not to duck the question and give all credit to the eyebrows.

    Then maybe, just maybe, I'd get some of that s.3 closure myself!

    Finally, huge thanks and congrats to everyone involved in BH. Genius.

  • Comment number 80.

    77. thanks will do!

  • Comment number 81.

    Blackdog [31], I entirely agree.

    AT made the role of Mitchell special but surely BH is bigger than that one role and suggesting otherwise does a disservice to everyone else involved?

    Great, though, to read how everyone's reacting.

  • Comment number 82.

    Oh dear, it's aimed at 16-34 year-olds. I'm considerably older than that and delighted the series is returning. Is that a problem do we think?

  • Comment number 83.

    42 Years Old here - There's a lot more of us mid-life-crisis aged people watching than they think! (And, yes, I feel guilty about thinking that way about someone 13 or so years younger, but in my head I am still in my 20's... )

  • Comment number 84.

    I get the impression that its just something they have to include in a program description?

  • Comment number 85.

    72 Drunkath

    Yes, possibly. He wouldn't want to give the ending away. But he could equally have been vague and said 'S4 hasn't been confirmed yet, so I don't know' and left it at that. He also made the point 'As long as they want Mitchell for'.

    My guess is that, as an actor, you take your opportunities as they come along. If he knew he couldn't do the whole of another season, and probably the one after that, he would want something to conclude his character - for himself, the writers and the fans. I don't think Mitchell could have gone out for a pint of milk and not returned for 2 years, and that happened in Coronation Street apparently, lol.

    But Toby has stated that he would like Aidan back for flasbacks, so he's definitely thinking about it. And I think if it worked for dates, and storyline, then there's potentially every chance Aidan would do it.

    I think the key phrase, though, is 'if it's right'. If not, I don't think he would.

    But then what would I know, lol.

  • Comment number 86.

    can someone tell AT he just killed one of the most beloved, weirder, charming vampire ever...our fictional world will not be the same without him... and we end up having Aidan from syfy crappy version, edward from stupid Twilight and then the other crappy vampires around...we only had him for 22 episodes...Thank you Mr. Aidan Turner for giving us Mitchell but also no thank you for taking him away from us...

  • Comment number 87.

    Not telling you my age but I identify most with Josie and, yes, I do feel rather wicked 'rather liking' someone a year older than my son.
    Age nowadays is just a number and I watch a lot of BBC3.

  • Comment number 88.

    Does anyone else need coucelsing?

  • Comment number 89.

    75 - the recent edition of Empire has a bearded pic of AT in it in New Zealand with all the other Dwarf cast sitting outdoors. It only has one quote from AT about the prep for the filming so far.

  • Comment number 90.

    @ishbel
    they all have tears in their eyes, they are grieving . And boy are they miffed! Would not like to cross a pack of grieving werewolves, would you?

    I think that we have learned that H was not the capo di capo and in fact a very small bad-a**, like the big bully of the local pub but that is it. Even better, H had sleeper cells, sleeper cells, one can guess those cells do exist for the whole vamp people, but sleepers among the vamps, that says something, that says some people are not happy with the Old Ones rules. There is a war, a secret war and one soldier has fallen, in fact both soldiers, both who sort of knew about the big picture fell, but is the war over?
    Nope.

    For all we knew, possibly H was not such a bad guy, possibly his fight , his attempt to overrule the Old Ones was the right thing to do! You know during WW2 , the Allied all have different targets, but they were spot on when it came to Adolf. To think TW is going to charm us with a Beeb version of Underworld is contemptible. He has just given us one of those rare moments, where we, of all situations of life , real life, all grieve for a fictionnal character!. He has actually given a real life to a black and white imaginary friend!!! For G**sake.

    We are reading so many posts from so many fans who admit they actually cried, I cried, and I have no shame of it. It was what being human is at hits very best, yes no capital letters, just the real thing. Real sad tears, real grief.
    And no I do not rejoice, well I do because also I am human that season 4 is going To Be. Because it would have beed so sad, so cruel, so unfair, so meaningless so unhuman to stop , M monument, achievement is that there is a season 4 that his sacrifice was not in vain, he had to die to save G soul, G had to kill him to save Mitchell soul, a cornelian choice, damned if you do and damned if you dont. Hence it is why the young ones Becoming Human is to be scheduled this sunday. Adam is going to be a very different vampire than M, oh still with some hunger, in fact quite a lot, but as long as he does not give in- M did give in, remember. He can fight the good fight, he has a soul that can be save, a human life that can be repaired, M was sadly too altered.

    As you know,I think the fact Adam never killed is going to be of the up most importance in the serie. A blameless vampire, and I feel he must not be alone. Unsavoury characters, uneasy truce ??? Or some good guys albeit different againsrt some bad guys albeit from different origins. I am quite sure, there must be mean ghosts, rotten werewolves somewhere and very decent vamps- Vamps who survive on hospital blood bags even it is not perfect, vamps who refuse to kill, and humans happy to help, not to be milked but because of love. Imagine having one member of your family with TB , do you throw them in the street or do you keep them safe and warm, though naturally not using their hankies! Can imagine such people, my great...great grandpa is a vamp and we keep him alive and he has not killed anyone ever because we love him and you know what vamps have a heart.

    so Yes can see , 2 groups of same yet different people fighting for the sake of humanity to protect it, to rule against it?
    And by the way, so far no one has come up with the original question, the real question, the elephant in the room.
    Why are they vamps, werewolves and ghosts. Why some humans have been infected at one point!
    So yes an arc within an arc.

    Sorry cried again, but then going through bereavement though must say really cant go to NHS CRUSE to ask for help as "I have lost a very friend and by the way he was a vampire"

    These are epic moments and epic days, and so wonderfully woven. Thank you TW, THANKS YOU TEAM, thank you AT.


    As the saying goes, better a dwarf than no dwarf at all!

  • Comment number 91.

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! im so happy theres going to be series 4 !!!! i loved the ending i was crying sooo much but we will really miss mitchell whos going to watch the real hustle with george now? or complain about the wash-up gloves lol thanks BH blog and BH team for doing such a fantastic job series 4 here we come :)

  • Comment number 92.

    This seems like a rather hasty announcement while some of us are still mourning/ recovering. It's hard to see where the series will go without Mitchell. It is a very large gap to fill.

    Although Aidan is not bigger than the other actors, Mitchell was always the deepest of characters. He was the catalyst for action who would provoke reactions. He was the one Annie and George turned to for help, advice and appreciation. He was the most inhuman with the hardest journey ahead of him. Unlike Annie, who so movingly had to come to terms with her murder but who then seemed to lose some of her purpose and energy; unlike George, who was human for all but one manageable, fearful day each month; Mitchell's character, his lust for life and his lust for blood, could take him on the greatest adventures and the darkest agonies. His deeds challenged the thoughts and moralities of his friends and their friendship inspired him to fight his nature. Ultimately, the only certainty in humanity is death: his death makes Mitchell human.

    That we care so much is tribute to all the actors. Fine scripts are as nothing if the actors cannot convince you. Aidan was compelling, frustrating and charming in bringing out and encouraging all the possibilities in John Mitchell. Aidan made John Mitchell human.

    Well done to all for producing a show that inspires such love and passion and good luck to all in the future.

  • Comment number 93.

    OMG, so sad Michell has gone, (just to georgous for his own good and mine) we all new it would happen in the end, can't wait for next series and thanks to BBC 3 for making a dull sunday somthing to look forward to x

  • Comment number 94.

    90 Just beautiful, thank you for your wise words of comfort. Merci bien.

  • Comment number 95.

    85. he did right thing killing off Mitchell..as he says in vid..where else did his story have to go? some hope to seeing him in series 4 flashbacks though

    77. 89. thank you for helping feed my AT addiction!

  • Comment number 96.

    Being Human won't be the same without Mitchell, I cried so much during the final ep. I'm sure the fourth series is going to be awesome...but how much more awesome it would be if Mitchell came back!

    The writers and actors of the show are so amazing! Im so excited bout the fourth series, I hope Tom and Lia will make an appearance and we will finally see the full extent of Annie's power.

    I cant wait to see how far Aidan goes in Hollywood! He could be the next Johnny Depp ;)

  • Comment number 97.

    96 You mentioned my only other obsession, Johnny Depp, another 'big name' who has stayed a totally grounded individual.

  • Comment number 98.

    I'm very pleased for the show - thy deserve it :) congrats guys!

    I will def be watching although I know it will be a totally different show. I think I will have to watch with fresh eyes as if I were watching a spin off about George, Nina and Annie...oh and fuzzy of course! However, I have faith in the show that I will continue to love it but as I said on a previous blog - the old BH died along with Mitchell :(

    Leigh Mariana x

  • Comment number 99.

    How can i hang off this cliff for a year, Im so close to letting go

  • Comment number 100.

    I don't see how it can go on without Mitchell at this point but the writers have always pulled something out of the bag before and I'm going to have faith in their talents.

    That being said if it gets to halfway through series 4 and it's just not up to the admittedly sky high standards we're used to I can't see myself sticking around for nostalgias sake.

 

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