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Sunday 20 Apr 2014

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Becoming Human moves from online to BBC Three

Being Human's exclusive online extension drama Becoming Human will transmit on BBC Three, simultaneously revealing the final part of the mystery to online fans and BBC Three viewers.

A unique 50-minute special of the eight-part online series will be shown the week after the Being Human finale, on Sunday 20 March at 9pm.

Becoming Human is BBC Three's most successful multiplatform commission with over 1.5 million views on the BBC Red Button and online to date.

Sarah Clay, BBC Multiplatform Drama Commissioner, says: "The reaction from the fans has been brilliant. We commissioned it as a treat for the online fans and they've totally got into the spirit of it – analysing daily clues, coming up with theories... One of the biggest pieces of feedback we've had is that they can't get enough of it and want longer episodes. So we hope they'll be excited to hear that the whole of Becoming Human will be shown as one long episode on BBC Three. With the added twist that the final part of the puzzle showing how Matt died will be revealed on TV and online at the same time."

Toby Whithouse, series creator says: "We were delighted when Becoming Human found such a loyal and enthusiastic audience online. The reaction was beyond our most optimistic dreams. And so for the BBC to give us this opportunity to share the show with a wider audience is fantastic news."

Becoming Human was created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human) and written by Brian Dooley (Being Human, The Smoking Room), Jamie Mathieson (Being Human) and John Jackson (Being Human).

Following events that unfold in episode two of Being Human, the character of Adam (Craig Roberts; Young Dracula), a Vampire, takes us into a fictional college where he is trying to get himself back on the straight and narrow and it's here he meets the beautiful, cool Christa (Leila Mimmack; Married, Single, Other) – who just happens to be a werewolf. They strike up a friendship with Matt (Josh Brown; Grange Hill), and the three of them become embroiled in a mystery that leads to more than they bargained for...

Rob Pursey and Phil Trethowan are the Executive Producers for Touchpaper Television (part of Zodiak Media Group), Toby Whithouse is creator and Executive Producer, Eleanor Moran is Executive Producer for the BBC and Hannah Thomas is producing. The online content and interactivity was produced and managed by Barry Pilling and Garret Keogh at Zodiak Active. The series was shot on location in Wales.

The series was commissioned by Sarah Clay, BBC Multiplatform Drama Commissioner.

Becoming Human will TX Sunday 20 March at 9pm on BBC Three.

Viewers can follow the mystery online at bbc.co.uk/becominghuman.

The highest performing BBC Three website, bbc.co.uk/beinghuman offers fans a regularly updated behind-the-scenes glimpse into the show.

RM

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