BBC THREE Autumn 2006
Say No To
Each week, this new factual entertainment
series follows two young people committed
to the idea of going under the knife. They
are looking to transform their lives and
looks and have all signed up for major
These people think a
nip/tuck is the only option, but will the
show's confidence and style experts
convince them that there is life
Cosmetic surgery has reached record levels in this country.
Girls as young as eight are already considering what surgery
they'll have when they get older.
As makeover-TV mania sweeps
the UK, with more shows attempting to convert ugly ducklings
into elegant swans, Say No To The Knife gives young men and
women considering surgery the opportunity to make an
informed decision about their choice.
A Silver River production
is an action-packed
show exploring the greatest machine ever
created... the human body.
Four bodily reporters – Doc Damage, a tough-guy in the Clint
Eastwood mould, Tesla Girl, a fearless biological reporter, and
the identical self-experimenters the Petri Twins – will perform
death-defying stunts, conduct insane experiments (on
themselves), and meet unbelievable people from around
Along the way they meet the man with snake venom running
through his veins and the parachutist who was saved by ants,
and they get to the bottom of the Kung Fu Death Grip.
seek to explain the mysterious workings of the human body
and discover the amazing feats of which it's capable.
An Objective Productions production
Eataholics (working title)
gets to the heart of the nation's disordered
eating habits. Nutritionist Nathalie Savona and
psychological coach Benjamin Fry aim to solve the
nutritional nightmares of six individuals.
Each programme takes a person with a bizarre and extreme psychological eating
problem so out of control that food has taken over normal life.
Featured in the series
is a 37-year-old businessman who has only been able to eat pizza and chips
since childhood, and a 29-year-old mother who has eaten only puréed food
since the birth of her baby.
Viewers can see how the individuals change as they overcome their phobias, face their
food demons and work out the reason for their odd eating habits.
A Betty TV production
Sixteen (working title)
This five-part series looks at the lives of teenagers in a
tough North London school – children who are on the
edge of adulthood. It follows their rite of passage as they
prepare to leave school behind and step into the
These teenagers face the normal challenges of looming exams and unrequited love.
But in this area where young people are more likely to end
up in prison than at university, the temptations and dangers of crime are
ever present and teenage pregnancy is common.
Sixteen takes viewers inside their adolescent fears and dreams.
A BBC production
Grime Scene Investigation
Your body is a breeding place for millions of creatures
which live on you and in you and most are invisible to the
human eye – until now.
Using cutting-edge technology, Grime Scene Investigation reveals a hidden world of
organisms living all over our bodies. Specialist cameras film close-up footage of the
billions of bacteria, fungi and parasites that live on us.
Brushing your teeth, combing your hair and flushing the toilet will never be the same
again after Grime Scene Investigation brings viewers face to face with some of the
horrific creatures we share our bodies with.
Scientists will examine how these critters
survive, what impact they have on us and what purpose, if any, they serve.
An RDF Bristol production
The Real Hustle
Hustlers Jess, Paul and Alex are back.
Inspired by BBC ONE's Hustle, this series
keeps viewers up to date with the very
This time the team sets up even more elaborate stings,
targeting businesses and people on the street.
Always on the
side of the unsuspecting consumer, they expose new hustles and
reveal the ingenuity, guile and bare-faced lies that con men use
to separate people from their cash and belongings.
technology progresses, so do the con tricks. This series is at the
cutting edge, bringing viewers the information they need to stay
After showing the hustles in action, the team details how the
public can protect themselves, with valuable advice from the
police, the Office of Fair Trading and the remarkable Frank
Frank is possibly the most infamous con man of them
all, and his scams were recreated for the big screen in the film
of his life, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo di Caprio.
An Objective Productions production
Man's First Diet
Man's First Diet is a radical TV experiment
in which eight people adopt a hunter-gatherer
lifestyle in one of the most
inhospitable places on Earth.
For one month, they live among the San people of the Kalahari
in Namibia. If they want food, they will have to pick it, dig it up,
trap it or kill it.
Western women live according to the strict
social rules of the local women, while the men spend days on
hunts with their local counterparts.
The four-part series follows their progress to discover if they
become lean, mean killing machines or whether they simply
A Cheetah Television production (part of Endemol UK)
Anthea Turner –
Anthea Turner once again tries to
re-educate the nation's self-confessed
By her own admission, Anthea is the perfect housewife and
ultimate domestic goddess.
In her stunning home, everything is
perfectly organised and Anthea believes there is never an
excuse for a chaotically run house. Will she be able to help a
whole new set of housewives in crisis?
Each week on this light-hearted entertainment show,
Anthea mentors two hopeless housewives and invites
them to visit her mansion for a three-day housewifery
course, in which they are trained to be a domestic
goddess – Anthea style.
The two women then return to
their homes with their new-found knowledge and put it
into practice as they compete to be judged by Anthea as
the week's Best Housewife.
At the end of the show, each
housewife hosts an event. It's a huge challenge – perhaps a
cocktail evening or a children's party – and everything
must be perfect.
An RDF Media production
Tough trainers Mic Martin, Robert Alleyne and Lynne Davies put some of the UK's grumpiest and most disobedient owners and canines through their paces.
The hounds are locked away in a remote Air Force base
in Suffolk, where they learn the meaning of "tough love".
To earn their release they have to prove that they're back
on the straight and narrow.
But while the trainers believe that these dogs can be
taught new tricks, can the same be said of their owners?
There'll be tears, tantrums and tails between legs before
this lot are let off their leashes.
A BBC production
Binge Britain Season
Some 5.9 million people in the UK drink more than twice the
recommended daily guidelines on some occasions.
Between 1988 and 2000, the number of women binge
drinking in the UK has trebled (more than twice the
increase for men).
– a week-long current
affairs season on BBC THREE – scratches the surface to
see why Britain is so under the grip of booze.
Award-winning Nicky Taylor from the critically-acclaimed Booze Bird exposes the real
level of female alcohol-fuelled violence.
Following on from her findings in Booze Bird
the season follows Nicky as she finds out the truth about the disturbing trend
of women involved in alcohol-related fights.
The season also follows five binge drinkers who refuse even to acknowledge that their
drinking might be excessive.The programme shows them on a night out and reveals
how they behave when they're drunk.
It then turns the tables on the five and follows
them as they take on jobs on the frontline of binge drinking to see if their
behaviour can be changed.
Then there's the alarming trend of women who drink heavily while pregnant. Another
programme looks at why this happens and examines the harm such behaviour causes
to their babies.
A BBC production
This summer, 70,000
people will walk out of their
homes and simply vanish.
is a new current
affairs series following
those who spend their
lives looking for
Debt, work stress and family issues are
three of the main reasons for people
running away from home but this series
also focuses on how, with CCTV
cameras on every corner, people can still
Featuring the sole investigator with the
National Missing Persons Helpline
(NMPH), local police units around the
country and the traumatised families
themselves, each programme also
includes the NMPH's pioneering "future
progression imagery" which produces
an image of what a missing person
would look like in reality, years after
A BBC production
Body Image Season
Britain as a nation is completely body obsessed. Every
day, we are bombarded with images of the perfect figure
to which we should all aspire.
In a season of four
programmes, BBC THREE current affairs looks at the
different shapes and sizes of bodies in Britain and
people's attitudes to them.
The season starts with 34-Stone Teenager looking at the story of Bethany Walton.
Trapped in a 34-stone body, Bethany can't wear the latest fashions. She's never had a
boyfriend and she hates her body.
In a last-ditch attempt to change her body and her
life she has decided to take the drastic action of having weight-loss surgery.
The obsession with obtaining the perfect body has led to many women feeling
inadequate about having small breasts. Flat As A Pancake uncovers the complex,
poignant and sometimes amusing relationships women have with their tiny breasts.
Too Ugly To Be Loved looks at the pain and anxiety felt by sufferers of Body Dsymorphic
Disorder (BDD). People with the illness believe they are grotesquely ugly but, in
reality, they look normal.
Viewers follow leading BDD behavioural therapist, Rob
Wilson, as he treats sufferers by making them confront the thing they fear most – the
way they look.
In the final programme in the season, comedian Ricky Grover looks at how the UK is
still designed with thinner people in mind, despite the fact that, in less than five years,
fat and obese people are expected to outnumber thin and "desirable weight" people in
Britain by three to one.
F**k Off I'm Fat looks at why this is so and whether things
need to change.
A BBC / Brighter Pictures production