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Sunday 13 Jul 2014

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Lip Service second series announced for BBC Three

Lip Service, BBC Three's bold drama series about lesbians living in contemporary Glasgow, written and created by Harriet Braun, will return for a second series.

Produced by Kudos Film and Television (Spooks, Hustle) through BBC Scotland, Lip Service demonstrates BBC Three's ongoing commitment to original UK drama for 16 to 34 year olds.

Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas and Fiona Button lead the cast of twenty-something lesbians whose sex lives and love affairs thrilled each week. Lip Service attracted an average audience of over half a million across all six episodes and enjoyed massive support from fans and the online community.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, says: "Lip Service is the second drama I've recommissioned on BBC Three; the audience clearly have a real appetite for original home grown young drama on the channel and I'm thrilled Harriet Braun's fresh and contemporary take on relationships will return."

Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller, BBC Three, says: "I'm delighted to announce there will be a second series of Lip Service; a deserved return for both the drama and its fantastically loyal following."

Writer and creator Harriet Braun says: "I am incredibly happy to be given this opportunity to take the characters forward and to allow all of our loyal viewers a chance to get to know them even better. I've got some great twists, turns and surprises up my sleeve for series two."

Derek Wax, Executive Producer, Kudos Film and Television, says: "Lip Service was a wonderful series to make, and we were overwhelmed by the hugely enthusiastic response from the audience. Kudos are thrilled at the prospect of making a second series with Harriet Braun, and proud to be setting out once again on this adventure in Glasgow with our wonderful cast and team. We are of course delighted by the BBC's continued support for the series."

Matthew Read, Executive Producer, BBC Drama, says: "We were delighted by the audience response to Lip Service – both in terms of its loyal fan base and the level of discussion online – so its incredibly exciting to be moving forward with a second series."

Lip Service was recommissioned by Harry Lansdown, Acting BBC Three Controller and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning. Written and created by Harriet Braun, the executive producers are Derek Wax from Kudos Film and Television and Matthew Read at the BBC.

Notes to Editors

"It's all over but we are seriously hoping we haven't seen the last of these lady-lovers" – The Sun

"Fresh, sexy and believable. Watch it! Britain's classier, funnier and sexier answer to the L Word" – Heat Magazine

"Sparky and engaging" – Time Out

"Over its short run the dialogue got sharper and the sex scenes steamier. Sex, lies and true love in modern Scotland in BBC Three's seductive relationship drama" – Diva

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