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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

BBC Three Winter/Spring 2010

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Being Human

Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return as George, Annie and Mitchell in the critically-acclaimed drama Being Human, in which three housemates try to live normal lives despite being a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire.

After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of series one, the supernatural friends are hoping that they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking, within the very human world of which they want to be a part.

Werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact that he has Herrick's blood on his hands, and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Meanwhile, turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she is determined to stand up and be counted in the real world…

And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease the vampire world; can he find a way to lead by example?

Being Human also stars Sinead Keenan as George's girlfriend Nina, who is hiding a dark secret of her own, and Amy Manson and Paul Rhys as Daisy and Ivan, Mitchell's thrill-seeking old acquaintances, who arrive in Bristol in search of chaotic fun…

To further feed the audience's desire for all things Being Human, BBC Three will launch a host of additional online activity directly involving the fans in the actual TV narrative in a novel, unexpected way. This will compliment the exclusive online prequel by show writer Toby Whithouse, introducing the characters of Daisy and Ivan, which was released online ahead of transmission, generating a buzz among the large online fanbase. The hugely successful Being Human blog has been keeping fans up-to-date throughout filming and will continue to do so during the series, with behind-the-scenes footage, cast videos and breaking news.

Being Human 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.

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A Touchpaper Television production

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Lip Service

A modern relationship drama following the lives of a group of 20-something lesbians living in Glasgow, Lip Service stars Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas and Fiona Button.

Cat (Laura Fraser) is a self-assured architect, who is unnerved by the return of her former lover Frankie (Ruta Gedmintas). Frankie is a spirited photographer who is emotionally off-the-rails, attracting trouble at every turn. Struggling actress Tess (Fiona Button) is Cat's best friend and flatmate, who has an uncanny knack of falling for the wrong sorts of women.

Lip Service is a sexy six-part series created by Harriet Braun (Mistresses, Attachments). It is produced by Kudos Film And Television (Ashes To Ashes, Spooks, Life On Mars) through BBC Scotland, and also stars Emun Elliot, James Anthony Pearson, Roxanne McKee, Heather Peace and Tom Mannion.

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A Kudos Film And Television production

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BBC Three drama pilots

Drama pilots

BBC Three will pilot three bold, new youthful dramas in 2010. Dappers, Pulse and Stanley Park demonstrate the channel's continued support of original UK drama and commitment to experimentation.

Dappers

Delivering a cheerful poke in the eye to all the "single mums/council-flats/failing Britain" headlines, welcome to the world of Dappers.

This one-off 30-minute Bristol-based comedy-drama is written by Catherine Johnson, best known for Mamma Mia, the hit musical that went on to be the highest grossing UK film of all time.

Faye and Ashley are young mothers and best mates – "dappers" in their native Bristolian – who live in housing-association flats in well-to-do Clifton. A pair of sparky chancers, they are devoted to their toddler daughters and fiercely loyal to each other. When not being ferociously competitive, they have high hopes of a better life and will stop at very little to achieve this – from Doggy Day Care to opening a pop-up restaurant.

"They're Del Boy and Rodders in a thong," says Faye's ex, a smooth hunk called Marco. Ashley's boyfriend is cheeky bad boy Ryan, half a step from a stretch. These dappers share laughs, banter and barneys with a chirpy resolve and "two fingers" to the snot-bags who've never dreamed.

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A Mammoth Screen production

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BBC Three drama pilots

Drama pilots

BBC Three will pilot three bold, new youthful dramas in 2010. Dappers, Pulse and Stanley Park demonstrate the channel's continued support of original UK drama and commitment to experimentation.

Pulse

St Timothy's is one of the UK's top teaching hospitals, home to some of the country's most promising trainee doctors. But beneath its veneer of medical normality lies a secret network of dangerous experiments pushing back the boundaries of science with potentially horrifying consequences in this one-off 60-minute medical horror drama written by Paul Cornell.

Hannah Carter's mother was a consultant at the hospital, but died suddenly a year ago. Grief left Hannah (Claire Foy) teetering on the edge, but following a year off, she's back to resume her training. But Hannah remains fragile, so when she starts glimpsing peculiar events in the hospital and unsettling behaviour from her ex-boyfriend and star surgeon Nick (Stephen Campbell Moore), she's unsure what to believe.

Ignoring the pleas of those around her, Hannah puts her sanity on the line to uncover the truth about the hospital.

RN

World Productions

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BBC Three drama pilots

Drama pilots

BBC Three will pilot three bold, new youthful dramas in 2010. Dappers, Pulse and Stanley Park demonstrate the channel's continued support of original UK drama and commitment to experimentation.

Stanley Park

Written by Leo Richardson and inspired by his stage play, Stanley Park is a sharply observed, character-based ensemble comedy drama pilot for BBC Three.

Set in a south London suburb, it tells the story of a group of young friends enduring the poignant, painful, hilarious and often confusing emotional upheavals during a life-changing period. All living on the same street, it’s hard to keep secrets, and it seems everyone has something they’re hiding, or hiding from.

Stanley Park looks at the desperation, aspirations and motivations of this group of young people and their families in a moving and humorous way.

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A 6 Degree/Anonymous Content/Lionsgate production

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