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Getting On Series 3

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Steve Saul | 16:08 UK time, Monday, 23 May 2011

 

Yet more good news for  fans of Getting On following last night's Bafta win...

Getting On, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed BBC Four comedy series has been recommissioned for a third series.

Last night, Jo Brand (who co-writes and stars in the sitcom) won the Bafta award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Role.

The series is produced by Vera Productions and directed by Peter Capaldi.

Getting On offers a bittersweet look inside a female medical ward at King Edward VIIIth hospital, a backwater within a backwater, of the health service.

Producer Geoff Atkinson says "it’s great to see Getting On getting the recognition it deserves. BBC FOUR provides a unique home for shows like this and hopefully the hat trick of awards (Writers Guild, RTS and BAFTA) repay some of the debt we owe them".

Cheryl Taylor (Controller of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC) said: "We are thrilled that both the superb comedy performances and wonderful writing of Getting On have recently been recognised by both Bafta and the RTS. Fans will be delighted to hear that the show has been recommissioned for BBC Four."

The series follows on from other hugely successful BBC Four comedies including The Thick of It and Lead Balloon. BBC Four won four Baftas last night, including The Killing (International), The Road To Coronation Street (single drama), Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children (current affairs).

If you can't wait until the new series, check out our Getting On clip collection.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Seeing this announced has made me very happy! I can't wait to see what bag of tricks they have in store for us... Jo Brand is an institution in the world of in your face, very real looking comedy. She can be serious looking, tired, worn, extremely intelligent, charismatic and heart warming! Jo Brand is a stunning actress, I'll feel privelaged to catch up with the troupe on Series #3 ! WAY TO GO!

  • Comment number 2.

    YES! There is a god.

  • Comment number 3.

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  • Comment number 4.

    Thank you!

  • Comment number 5.

    When,when,when???????????????

 

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