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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

BBC Three Winter/Spring 2010

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Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

Brace yourselves for “proper mad” fun as irrepressible South London geeza Lee "Nelsy" Nelson fronts his Well Good Show.

The creation of critically-acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin, Nelsy gets in among the excitable studio audience in this brand new show, entertaining them with cheeky banter and all manner of daft games, ably assisted by his best mate, and "fat legend", Omelette. 

In between the studio-based madness, the loveable delinquent introduces top clips starring a host of Simon's other comic creations (all played by himself). There's preening premiership footballer Jason Bent, whose shallow life is laid bare in fly-on-the-wall doc 110% Bent; shameless holiday rep Chris Young, star of yoof programme Faliraki Nights; bungling medic Dr Omprakash, presenter of Hospital Life, which goes behind-the-scenes of one of Britain's worst performing medical facilities; and trustafarian activist, street artist and urban poet Hugo Victor-Grant, aka H-Bomb.

Lee Nelson's Well Good Show unleashes tales of mischief-making, dubious life lessons and general scallywaggery.

APR

An Avalon production

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Young, Lazy And Unemployed

Russell Tovey plays Steve, a laddish man with no desire to seek employment in Stefan Golaszweski's hilarious and often shocking comedy about what really goes on behind the bedroom doors of today's 20-somethings.

Surviving on benefits, Steve has no dreams and no goals and he isn't bothered. He has no interest in any issues beyond eating, sleeping, drinking and having sex.

Sarah Solemani plays Becky, who has no desire to seek employment. Popular, true to her friends and always first to hit the dance floor when clubbing with the girls, Becky is sarcastic sometimes to the point of meanness. She sees straight through Steve but is sometimes completely unable to understand the weird self-obsession of men.

This acutely-observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all comedy looks at a couple in their mid-twenties and the minutiae of their relationship. The hub of Young, Lazy And Unemployed focuses on the couple's unmade bed and their rather too lived-in bedsit.

RC

Big Talk Productions

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Mongrels

Mongrels, BBC Three's first urban, multi-species, adult, puppet comedy, tells the tale of four urban animals who hang out together in the bin yard of an inner-city pub.

Scratch the furry surface and Nelson, the metrosexual fox; Destiny, the pretentious pedigree It-bitch; Marion, the abandoned street cat; and Kali, the deeply cynical pigeon, are kidults struggling with the everyday drama of life in the back-alleys of the urban jungle.

Mongrels is bold, mischievous, upbeat, surprising and colourful. It encompasses all human life, love and its contradictions – relationships, sex, aspirations, desperations and shattered dreams.

EB

BBC Productions

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The Gemma Factor

The Gemma Factor

Gemma Collinge has only one ambition – to be famous by the time she's 21 - and the clock is ticking. Living in a tiny backwater, Gemma dreams of escaping to the Big Smoke for the bright lights and all its trappings – soon.

Supporting her in her dream are her high-camp friend Jeff and her more grounded workmate, Nell. But Gemma lives with her no-nonsense Nan, who has absolutely no understanding of her all-consuming aspiration.

Gemma is sweet, desperately naïve and will stop at nothing to achieve her goal.  An agent who has a criminal record for allegedly selling a panto dancer into the white slave trade is no barrier, nor are a string of gigs barely touching the periphery of the entertainment business. Gemma remains undeterred, relentlessly optimistic and wholly endearing.

A breath of fresh optimism through the eyes of a determined starlet, The Gemma Factor stars newcomer Anna Gilthorpe as Gemma, Angus Barnett as her agent Kenny and Claire King as Jeff's Ab-Fab-style Mum.

The Gemma Factor is produced in High Definition and will also be shown on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

SM4

Freeform Productions

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Coming of Age

Ideal

There have been a few changes in Salford, as Ideal returns to BBC Three for a sixth series. After fleeing the UK in order to avoid a possible prison sentence, Moz and Jenny travelled to several different countries – although Jenny doesn't seem to remember which ones. When they turn up on the doorstep, it isn't quite the homecoming they'd hoped for.

For a start, PC, the police constable, has taken up residence in Moz's old flat, with his ex-girlfriend Nicki. Not only that, but with PC bringing home all the weed he's confiscated, Nicki is now dealing to Moz's original circle of clients and has seriously boosted profits.

Starring Johnny Vegas as Moz, Ideal is as provocative and uncompromising as ever, and like nothing else on TV.

BBC Front Desk Publicity 

A BBC Comedy North and Baby Cow production

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Coming of Age

Coming Of Age

Coming Of Age, the outrageous, comedic world of a group of sixth form students living in Abingdon, created by 20-year-old writer Tim Dawson, returns to BBC Three for a second series.

The five regular teenagers, Jas, Ollie, Matt, Chloe and DK, are back for more adventures and misadventures as they attempt to navigate life, sex, college and their relationships. 

A celebration of youth, written by and for youth, Coming of Age shows life from a teenage perspective, albeit in an exaggerated version. Highlights of the new series include Ollie falling for the new French teacher, DK falling for the principal (Ellen Thomas) and Jas falling for a total stranger in a short-lived relationship that threatens to tear the group apart. 

The series features special guest appearances by Bafta-award winner Miriam Margolyes, Stephen K Amos, Dave Lamb and Geraldine McNulty.

Coming Of Age is produced in High Definition and will also be shown on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

SM4

BBC Productions

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