Zai Bennett announces new comedy commissions
Zai Bennett, controller of BBC Three, has revealed a raft of new commissions for the digital channel including several new and returning comedies such as Him and Her and Pramface.
Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, today announced three brand-new comedy series for the channel – Bad Education, written by and starring Jack Whitehall, Some Girls written by Bernadette Davis (Game On) and The Revolution Will Be Televised with Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein. He also confirmed the re-commission, for a third series, of critically-acclaimed, anti-romantic sitcom Him & Her starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani and the re-commission of new sitcom Pramface ahead of series 1 airing this winter. Zai also announced a new multi-series deal for the ever-popular Russell Howard’s Good News for the channel.
“BBC Three is the channel that breaks new comedy in the UK. We are delighted that Bad Education, Some Girls and The Revolution Will Be Televised are joining our already exciting stable of comedy. – Zai Bennett
Bad Education is written by and stars Jack Whitehall. He plays Alfie, the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system. 6×30 mins produced by Tiger Aspect. The Revolution Will Be Televised: Newsnight meets Trigger Happy TV, The Revolution Will Be Televised sees Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein take on the not-so-good of Westminster, self obsessed and narcissistic celebrities, bonus-embezzling bankers as well as anyone else they think deserves their attention. 6×30 mins, a Hat Trick production.
Some Girls, written by Bernadette Davis, is a comedy about the kind of girls more usually seen in worrying documentaries about inner city teens. The series centres around a group of 16/17 year old pupils at Lady Elizabeth Holloway Comprehensive School in London. 6×30 mins, a Hat Trick production. Pramface (series 2) follows couple Laura (Scarlett Alice Johnson) and Jamie (Sean Verey) as they continue their tentative and unexpected journey into parenthood following a brief, drunken hook-up. Written by Chris Reddy, Pramface is a BBC/Little Comet production. 6×30 mins. Him & Her (series 3), written by Stefan Golaszewski, stars Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani as Steve and Becky – the anti-romantic couple. 6×30 mins, produced by Big Talk.