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BBC Three showcases new comedy - well some were "new" when the channel began - I'm thinking 2 Pints here, which I think was it's first show in 2001 (and has been repeated regularly ever since).
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How Not To Live Your Life
Starring...

Dan Clarke
David Armand
Sinead Moynihan
Finlay Robertson


  Series 1 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.

Written and starring Dan Clark (Johnny Two Hats from Mighty Boosh), the atmosphere, comic subtleties and characters impress no end.

The main story is based on 'dickhead' Don who is informed and delighted to hear he inherited his grandmothers house, this brings along a mortgage and Don's dead grandmothers carer Eddie, a fantastic original character who ends up caring for Don without asking for anything back, his strange upbeat caring persona is a brilliant comedy addition.

With bills to pay he ends up renting a room to girl of his dreams and ex-classmate Abby Jones unaware she has a serious relationship with anally retentive boyfriend Karl getting in the way.

  Episodes
    1 - Home Sweet Home
    2 - The Field Trip
    3 - Fake Wake
    4 - The Young Ones
    5 - Like Father Like Don
    6 - The Break Up
2007 6 x 30 click to donate

 

 

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How Not To Live Your Life
Starring...

Dan Clarke
David Armand
Laura Haddock
Leila Hoffman


  Series 2 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.

More adventures with twenty-something Don Danbury, whose quick-fire fantasy sequences play out a variety of options, each completely and hilariously inappropriate… Abby, the unrequited love of his life may have left to travel the world, but Don will never be alone while Eddie, his nan’s old carer is around.

  Episodes
    1 - Don's New Flatmate
    2 - Don Dates A Cougar
    3 - Don The Singer
    4 - Don Goes Gay
    5 - Don Gets Healthy
    6 - Don & The Wedding
2009 6 x 30 click to donate

 

 

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How Not To Live Your Life
Starring...

Dan Clarke
David Armand
Laura Haddock
Leila Hoffman


  Series 3 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.

More adventures with twenty-something Don Danbury, whose quick-fire fantasy sequences play out a variety of options, each completely and hilariously inappropriate… Abby, the unrequited love of his life may have left to travel the world, but Don will never be alone while Eddie, his nan’s old carer is around.

  Episodes
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2010 6 x 30 click to donate

 

 

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Clone
Starring...

Jonathan Pryce
Stuart McLoughlin
Mark Gatiss
Fiona Glascott


  Series 1 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.
  Unreleased on DVD

Comedy series revolving around the education of the first human clone.

There is the titular "Clone" the superhuman killing machine that has come out of the test tube as docile as a baby with the killing instinct of a baby canary.

His creator, Victor, played brilliantly by John Pryce, trying to keep his "son" alive whilst finding a way to bring back his dangerous powers, at the same time believing himself to be a real ladies man, unbeknownst to him, that most see him as a lecherous old man.

  Episodes
    1 - Alive
    2 - Albert
    3 - The Line
    4 - The Ian Cam
    5 - Dude
    6 - The Librarian
2008 6 x 30 click to donate

 

 

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Nighty Night
Starring...

Julie Davis
Angus Deyton
Ruth Jones
Mark Gatiss


  Series 1 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.
  Series 2 : WANTED

What do you say about a female character who is utterly selfish and has absolutely no redeeming features? The Guardian newspaper described her as a "t*rd in leather trousers" which is along the right lines.

Julia Davis both as a writer and an actress has gone where many men would fear to tread and has brought us a comedy so black it's positively shiny. A hilariously politically incorrect comedy this series examines the winners and losers in life and suggests that those out for themselves can succeed over the decent and altruistic.

This series is definitely NOT for those of a nervous disposition or who do not wish to enter the belly of the beast that is modern society.

The rest of the cast are excellent and special mention must go to Angus Deayton for playing a doctor with a private life far less interesting than his own and to Ruth Jones for enthusiastically playing a character who is constantly humiliated.

2004 6 x 30 click to donate

 

 

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My Life In Film
Starring...

Kris Marshall (Murder City)
Alice Lowe
Andrew Scott
Rita Davies
Tim Barlow


  My Life In Film
  Series 1
: 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.
  Unreleased on DVD

Art is a genius. It's just the world hasn't cottoned on yet. Until then, he spends his time making low budget films, working in a cinema and allowing his obsession with all things celluloid to seep into every day life.

My Life in Film follows Art's day-to-day struggles as he, plus flatmate and fellow 'visionary' Jones, do their best to achieve recognition.

Complicating things is Beth, Jones' girlfriend who Art loathes for complicating their friendship.

So far, so ordinary, however the show has a good story-telling device - each episode is based around a classic film, allowing domestic disharmony to roll into riffs on Rear Window, The Shining, Shallow Grave... or Top Gun and others. It's fun to work out the nuances for each episode.

2004 6 x 30 click to donate

 

 

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The Visit
Starring...

John Henshaw
Naomi Radcliffe
Steve Edge
Darren Tighe
Neil Bell


  Series 1 : 7 episodes - 30 minutes each.

BBC Three continues to enhance its reputation of producing ground-breaking, innovative comedy with this series - The Visit, written by stand-up comedian Tony Burgess (Troy in Ideal with Johnny Vegas) and set entirely in the visiting room of HMP Radford Hill – a category C prison.

Stray sheep, dodgy drug deals, prostitutes with amazing foot dexterity and snatched conjugal rights are common occurrences as the inmates are reunited with loved ones and some suspicious business associates for the all-too-short weekly visit.

  Episodes
    1 - Inside
    2 - Splodge
    3 - Sheep
    4 - Creche
    5 - Lipstick Dave
    6 - CCTV
    7 - Rachel
2007 6 x 30 click to donate

 

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  These BBC Three shows have their own page.

   The Mighty Boosh : See Boosh page.

   Ideal : See The Johnny Vegas page.

   Massive : See 2 Pints page.

   Two Pints of Lager... : See 2 Pints page.

     

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