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BBC Three drama pilots herald new younger drama for channel


Update – 16 January 2008: Dis/Connected was originally billed as The Six.

 


Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three, today announces the commission of six bold new drama pilots to transmit later this year.

 

A combination of hot new talent and established names will produce the pieces, which cover a wide range of maverick tales set both in the present day and the future.

 

Danny Cohen comments: "I'm very excited by the fresh feel of the drama pilots that we've commissioned. They are bold, vibrant pieces that draw together emerging talent with some of the strongest voices in British drama.

 

"These pilots are the first step in the development of a new generation of youthful drama series for BBC Three."

 

Being Human follows three young flatmates and the traumas and tribulations of co-habiting. The extra challenge for them is that one of them is a vampire, one is a ghost, and the other, a werewolf.

 

Produced by Touchpaper TV (NY-LON) and written by Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Being Human films in September in the Bristol area.

 

Mrs Inbetweeny follows siblings whose parents are estranged from each other and are not around to care for their children. The only option is for their long lost uncle from the USA to bring them up.

 

But when he arrives, he's no longer an uncle – he's now their pre-op transsexual aunt Emma (the part will be cast as a woman).

 

Written by Caleb Ranson and executive produced by Paul Abbott, this warm tale is from Tightrope Productions (The Girl in the Café).

 

From the mind of Gorillaz and Tank Girl creator, Jamie Hewlett, comes Phoo Action – a futuristic kung fu live action drama.

 

The year is 2012 and London is in the grip of mutant criminals. Only Terry Phoo, a Buddhist kung fu cop, and Whitey Action, an enigmatic young anarchist, can save the nation.

 

Based on the comic strip Get The Freebies which appeared in The Face magazine, Phoo Action is written by Matthew Enriquez Wakeham, Peter Martin and Jessica Hynes and produced by Matthew Read for BBC Scotland.

 

The Things I Haven't Told You is a dark thriller by young writer Lisa Mcgee set in a sixth form of a school where every student has a dark secret and a twisted life.

 

Produced by Tiger Aspect (Robin Hood), the story follows events after a girl's disappearanceand an inquisitive light is shone onto her friends' movements.

 

W10 LDN is a drama penned by Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, Doctor Who), set on a housing estate in West London, about the lives, loves, ambitions and dreams of a group of young teenagers.

 

W10 LDN will be produced by Kudos Film and TV (Life On Mars).

 

Dis/Connected follows a group of six teenage strangers from different walks of life whose lives interconnect in and around the streets of London.

 

From the wrong and right side of the tracks, lives connect and unusual friendships form as sex, lies and intrigue await for the group.

 

Produced by Shine Productions (Sugar Rush), Dis/Connected is written by Howard Overman (Hotel Babylon).

 

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Category: BBC Three; TV Drama
Date: 10.07.2007
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