BBC Three: A Shining Example For Young Filmmakers

Tony Orsten | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tony Orsten

It is good content that will be lapped up by mainstream audiences. But for the young filmmaker looking to make waves in the industry, it looks as though there is little space to cut through. After all, why should a successful commissioner take a risk on an unknown artist?

Marathon Man

Eddie Izzard | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Izzard

So the plan on paper is a simple one. Complete a marathon every day for 27 days across South Africa. Unfortunately when you step off the paper and onto the concrete, gravel and rocky roads there's a little more to it. Those with a good memory amongst you may recall that I tried something similar about four years ago and was forced to stop by a Doctor who told me that I'd die if I didn't. Now I'm back and trying it again.

'EastEnders' Squeezes In A Cheeky BBC Three Plug

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

The ‘EastEnders’ team have taken the chance to remind viewers that BBC Three has gone online only, with a cheeky mention of the channel’s new we...

Bye Bye BBC Three

Felix Denton | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Felix Denton

Last week The BBC Trust finally announced that they were going to move BBC Three to an online only channel. Whilst I understand why they made the decision to try and save money and move with the times, I feel like they are making a huge mistake.

Reactions To Male And Female Violence Are Shockingly Different

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

A shocking social experiment has revealed how the public is much less likely to intervene in incidences of female violence than male violence. The ...

'Doctor Who' Bosses Announce Exciting Spin-Off Show Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Doctor Who’ has announced plans for a new spin-off show, ‘Class’, which will air exclusively on BBC Three in 2016. The young adult drama ...

BBC3 Given 'Kiss Of Death' After Approval Given For It To Go Online

PA | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
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The channel that launched original comedy series like Being Human, Mighty Boosh, Bad Education and Little Britain could be off air by January, after t...

On BBC Three, the BBC Trust Hasn't Listened - We Plan to Make Sure They Do

Jono Read | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jono Read

Had the corporation kept BBC3 on television - where the audience can easily access it - it would have a stronger fighting chance. There is so much content the BBC produces but not all of it gets an evening television slot. Imagine a TV channel that repurposes the videos from Radio 1's Live Lounge, the extensive archive of live festival coverage, and productions by independent writers and producers... But what do I know?

My 'BBC Free Speech' Experience With Ed Miliband

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

I was lucky enough to be a part of the BBC Free Speech audience yesterday, when Ed Miliband was invited. It was an interesting experience and encompassed questions from the depths of domestic discourse, to the far reaches of foreign policy. This is my take.

'Excluded? Are You Kidding?'

Ellena Wood | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ellena Wood

Nearly all of us grow up being told that our school days are the best, most important days of our lives. So what happens to the four and a half thousand kids who seemingly muck that up every year? Do they feel, like I would have, that they've ruined their lives?

How BBC3 Changed the Future of War Reporting

Christian Hill | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Christian Hill

As the world becomes an increasingly dangerous place for foreign correspondents, the MoD is rebooting its relationship with the media, drawing upon the skills of the servicemen and women already out on the ground. Who needs reporters, when you can do it all by yourself?

Will Melvin Odoom's New Web Series YOMO Make The Big Time?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Something that continues to frustrate many of us in the industry, are the media's laziness in only plucking out and promoting the same ''diverse'' young talent, over and over again as if only one exists out there. One young man that's making his moves both in front of the airwaves as behind is my old MTV presenter Melvin Odoom...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Murdered By My Boyfriend - All Too Real | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

With 'Murdered By My Boyfriend', BBC3 once again proved the breadth of its ambition, with this disturbing drama that kicked off its focus this week on...

Sniggers With Attitude

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Jason is a young, about to blow comedian, who has Trinidadian heritage, but his new comedy sketch show (Sniggers With Attitude/ SWA ) for London Live TV is an inclusive comedy show for the new, young, pop culture demographic.

Homosexuality Is Like Compulsive Murder, Mosque Chairman Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The chairman of one of Europe's largest mosques has launched a tirade against those who criticised him for banning a BBC3 discussion about gay Muslims...


Alan Sim | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alan Sim

If the BBC thinks that they can continue to broadcast "TV" shows to the online world they are way behind the curve. They need to be much more gangster with their new approach to making content both long form and short form and look at how the online word is doing it better, bolder and cheaper.

Cynicism Killed the Cat - A Plea for Optimism!

Paul Charlton | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Cynicism's had its day; it's time for pragmatic optimism. I'm rallying the troops and you're the first for the press gang!

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It was quite the week on Twitter, oh yes. Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie broke the record for the most retweeted photo ever - while David Cameron's tw...

#SaveBBC3: David Voices Support For Record-Breaking Petition

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Little Britain' comic David Walliams is the latest star to voice his support for the campaign to save BBC3 as an online petitions hits a record-break...

A War on the Young? The Closure of BBC Three

Des Freedman | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

The BBC's decision to close its sole youth-focused TV channel, BBC Three, is both depressing and divisive. Depressing because it represents yet another attack on a generation that is already facing the sharp end of austerity policies with high youth unemployment, welfare cuts, the prospect of huge debts for those who choose to go to university and the lack of affordable housing which will now prevent millions of young people from leaving the family home.

#SaveBBC3: 9 Top Shows Created On The Digital Channel

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Recent news that BBC3 is likely to be axed by the corporation’s executives has left fans - and many of the channel's own high profile stars - crying...

Petition To Save BBC3 To Be Axed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

A petition to save BBC3 has been scrapped due to low viewing figures, Huffington Post UK Comedy has learned. Despite the figures being higher than...

BBC3 Axed... To Save Sherlock

Paul Blanchard | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

Last week we heard that BBC Director General Tony Hall was expected to axe either BBC3 or BBC4. And now we discover that it's BBC3 that's got the chop.

Surely the Death of BBC3 Is a Good Thing for New Talent?

Andrew Telling | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Telling

The truth is, as a traditional television channel, BBC3 was always a flawed proposition that could never adequately fulfil its objectives. But online, the game changes beyond recognition. It can finally be the champion of breaking talent. It can at last be a true bastion of originality.

#SaveBBC3: Could The Channel Be Set For The Chop?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

BBC3, the channel that has brought you such gems as Don't Tell The Bride And Hotter Than My Daughter, now has its future in doubt, with plans to tran...