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Being Human recommission announced – BBC Three hit drama to return for an eight-part series

Being Human

Being Human, the critically acclaimed hit BBC Three drama, chronicling the somewhat complicated lives of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living in modern-day Bristol, made by Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media Group, has been recommissioned for another eight-part series.

The eagerly awaited current series, which followed a much-loved pilot of the twenty-something drama, concludes this Sunday 1 March.

Starring Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Doctor Who, The History Boys) Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic), Being Human attracted a high of over one million viewers and rave reviews.

Being Human has also enjoyed multiplatform success, being the most watched programme on BBC iPlayer for its first two episodes, as well becoming one of the best performing BBC websites.

Danny Cohen, Controller BBC Three, says: "I'm thrilled that we are recommissioning Being Human. It's hugely popular with young viewers and earned great critical acclaim at the same time.

"It's also a very important staging-post in the successful development of home-grown young drama on BBC Three."

Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, added: "I am very excited Being Human is returning for a second series. It's a distinctive modern series that has captured the imagination of the BBC Three audience in terms of strong viewer loyalty and critical acclaim, signalling a real breakthrough for drama on the channel."

Rob Pursey, Executive Producer for Touchpaper Television, says: "'We already have some very exciting, very dark new stories up our sleeves, so we're delighted to have the opportunity to make a second series of Being Human.

"BBC Three has been a brilliant platform for us to mount an unusual and ambitious drama."

Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human pilot, Torchwood, Doctor Who), produced by Matthew Bouch (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Being Human pilot), directed by Toby Haynes (M.I. High, Spooks Code 9), Alex Pillai (Wire In The Blood) and Colin Teague (Torchwood, Doctor Who), and executive produced by Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television (City Of Vice, Sold) and Julie Gardner, Head of Drama for BBC Wales.

Notes to Editors

"Being Human – a simply brilliant comedy drama… quirky, gruesome, sassy and poignant. Check it out." Lorraine Kelly, The Sun

"Kinda Buffy meets This Life… it's sharp, dead funny and sexy" The Guardian

"An engaging fusion of the very dark and the very funny" The Telegraph

"Gripping, funny and moving… BBC Three's best ever drama" Heat magazine


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