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What to Watch: The Best TV Shows on iPlayer in 2020 from BBC Three

From This Country to Hot Property, there's plenty to keep you entertained.

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Comedies? We have them. Dramas? Check. Competition shows? Absolutely. 

We've all been stuck at home for quite some time now - and it looks like cinemas and theatres might be closed for a while, too.

But, thankfully, there's plenty for us to watch from home, from talked-about dramas like Normal People to exciting competition shows like Glow Up.

Here are some of the best BBC Three TV shows to watch on iPlayer…

Best comedies on iPlayer

This Country

This countryBBC

This hilariously quirky mockumentary sitcom, from writers and stars Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, follows the lives of cousins Kerry and Lee "Kurtan" Mucklowe in a typical Cotswold village. The three seasons, which racked up multiple Baftas, have been requested more than 52 million times on iPlayer making it one of the biggest BBC Three comedies.

Watch This Country here.



Written by #HoodDocumentary creator Kayode Ewumi, this surreal comedy sees the young, South London entrepreneurs Kazim and Jeremiah try to escape the hustle and get their delivery service business "Speedi-Kazz" off the ground. In season two, with business booming and the young entrepreneurs looking to expand, they hire a new member of the team. But is she who she says she is?

Watch Enterprice here.

Best dramas on iPlayer

Normal People

Normal PeopleBBC

Adapted from Sally Rooney's award-winning novel, this emotional Irish drama (that had the whole world swooning) stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones as Connell and Marianne, two teenagers grappling with their own complicated love story. Warning: you must watch with tissues because you will cry. 

Watch Normal People here.

My Left Nut


Based on the award-winning stage play, My Left Nut is a funny and touching coming-of-age comedy drama about friendship, family, grief and testicles from Belfast newcomers Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney.

Watch My Left Nut here.

In My Skin

In My SkinBBC

Sixteen-year-old Bethan deals with the comical but painfully real anxieties and insecurities of teenage life and mental illness in this drama from Welsh writer Kayleigh Llewellyn.

Watch In My Skin here

Best documentaries on iPlayer

Stacey Dooley: Lockdown Heroes

Lockdown HeroesBBC

Stuck in her flat but armed with social media and a network of contacts, journalist and filmmaker Stacey Dooley reaches out to the people across the country who are putting themselves in harm's way to help others, from a teacher sewing PPE scrubs at home to a volunteer at the NHS Nightingale hospital. 

Watch Stacey Dooley: Lockdown Heroes here.


Nudes4 SaleBBC

Reporter Ellie Flynn investigates how thousands of ordinary people and teenagers all across the world are making money from selling their own nude photos and videos.

Watch Nudes4Sale here

Models: Street to Catwalk

Models: Street to CatwalkBBC

Young hopefuls from Manchester's toughest neighbourhoods try to make it as models in the glamorous but fickle world of fashion. It's not a career any of them expected to have, and for most of them, it's a sharp contrast to the kind of life they're used to.

Watch Models: Street to Catwalk here

Best entertainment shows on iPlayer

How's Your Head, Hun?

How's your head hun?BBC THREE

Make Tuesdays your cocktail day, mix yourself a large Quarantini, don your comfiest pyjama bottoms and sashay over to BBC Three where Michelle Visage and family are at home in LA, determined to lift your spirits during lockdown. You are all cordially invited to her weekly house party!

Watch How's Your Head, Hun? here.

Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star

Glow UpBBC

Season two of the exciting competition show hosted by Stacey Dooley, which sees ten aspiring make-up artists battle to be named Britain's next make-up star.

Watch Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star here.

Lockdown Showdown


Yung Filly hosts a brand new game show out of his flat in South London, with help from Love Islanders Jordan, Michael and Chris, as contestants compete to win a unique lockdown survival prize... expect quick-fire rounds, dancing challenges, and plenty of absolute CHAOS.

Watch Lockdown Showdown here.

Hot Property

Hot PropertyBBC

Young daters snoop around the homes and meet the mates of three potential suitors, guided by host Yung Filly, before choosing one to go on a blind date with.

Watch Hot Property here.

The Vivienne Takes On Hollywood


The Vivienne, the UK's first Drag Race Superstar, is joined by her celebrity friends - from Hairspray actress Marissa Jaret Winokur to comedy writer Bruce Vilanch - to see what it takes to make it in Hollywood in this funny mockumentary series. 

Watch The Vivienne Takes On Hollywood here.

Best upcoming shows on iPlayer

Ibiza Dreams


Ibiza Dreams follows 10 hard-working young Brits trying to kick start their careers over one season on the world's most glamorous party island. Filmed over six weeks, they'll live together as they hustle to make ends meet while faced with non-stop temptation.

Ibiza Dreams is coming soon.

This article was originally published on 11 May 2020.