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    The Mighty Boosh

    The Mighty Boosh

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    BBC Three
    Welcome to The Mighty Boosh guide. Come with us now on a journey through time and space... to the world of The Mighty Boosh... Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh is an off-the-wall adventure based on their Perrier award-winning comedy show. In the first series, The Mighty Boosh is a show about two zoo keepers, Howard Moon and Vince Noir, who work at "The Zoo-niverse", a dilapidated but magical zoo. It is run by Bob Fossil, a demented American with a military disposition. Vince is a regular 'Mowgli in flares', due to his affinity with animals and adoration for all things Seventies. Howard likes to think he is more the brains of their zoo-keeping outfit, destined for better things. Each week they get involved in a different adventure. Whether they end up in the Arctic tundra or monkey hell they somehow always manage to get back to the zoo intact. In the second series, the plot focuses on Vince and Howard's journey to become a successful band. The two move in with Naboo and Bollo, and hijinks ensue. This series introduces the characters of Tony Harrison, Saboo, Kirk, and the Head Shaman. In the third series, Vince and Howard are shopkeepers at the Nabootique. Crimping becomes an artform, being the focus of the episode "The Power of the Crimp." The show becomes increasingly surreal and satirical.moreless
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    Coupling

    Coupling

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    BBC Three (ended 2004)
    Two's company, three's a crowd... so what do you do with six?
    On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling.
    It's more than just a one night stand!

    When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan (Sarah Alexander) and Steve (Jack Davenport) are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...

    Susan Walker is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick Maitland (Ben Miles), the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, London's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally Harper (Kate Isitt) is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick.

    Meanwhile, Steve Taylor, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ex-girlfriend Jane Christie (Gina Bellman), a woman supremely confident in her ability to seduce anyone of either sex, and who refuses to be dumped unless she's the one doing the dumping.

    Jeff Murdoch (Richard Coyle) is Steve's "porn buddy" who is, in equal parts, obsessed and bewildered by actual sex; charming in his way, but with an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing at the worst possible time. He works in the same office as Susan, with whom he had a disastrous and unsuccessful one-night fling. After Coyle left the series, a new character was introduced in season 4 as his replacement, Oliver (Richard Mylan).

    Coupling has been honoured with the prestigious Silver Rose of Montreux, Best TV Comedy Award, and is recent winner at the 2003 British Comedy Awards.

    Coupling comes from writer/creator Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue, and executive producer Beryl Vertue. The show is directed by Martin Dennis.moreless
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    Bad Education

    Bad Education

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    Bad Education stars Jack Whitehall stars as Alfie Wickers, in this sitcom about the worst teacher ever in the British education system. Produced for BBC Three the show also stars Mathew Horne as Headmaster Fraser.moreless
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    Gavin and Stacey

    Gavin and Stacey

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    Gavin is from Essex, Stacey is from Wales. Things have been going great with their telephone romance, but now they are about to meet. Will things turn sour when they meet face-to-face, or will their meddling friends and family be their downfall? Tune in to see if Gavin and Stacey's love can endure tough tests.moreless
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    Nighty Night

    Nighty Night

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    BBC Three
    This dark comedy drama mixture is written and produced by Julia Davis, who also plays the main character Jill Farrell. Jill is a woman that is obsessed with the idea of the deadly disease of her husband in the hospital. So she is moving in with her neighbour and his wife, against their will of course. She just doesn't leave anymore even the wife is handicapped to a wheelchair. This series is produces and broadcasted on BBC3. The series won a Banff Award and Davis won a Royal Television Society Award for her performance and got a highly positive reception from TV critics. As of August 2004, a second series is currently being written. After two seasons, it fell out of the program schedule, but wasn't officially cancelled.moreless
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    Pramface

    Pramface

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    Pramface is a heart-warming comdedy. The Plot follows 16 year old Jamie and best friend Mike as they finish their final GCSE exams, and head towards the Sixth form party. Meanwhile 18 year old Laura despite her wishes from her parents heads to the party with her best friend Danielle. The following morning Jamie wakes up to realise he and Laura have spent the night together.moreless
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    The Wrong Door

    The Wrong Door

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    The Wrong Door is a daring new sketch show set in a parallel universe – a fantastic world governed by the laws of comedy. Here superheroes, wizards, dinosaurs and monsters casually go about their business amongst the daily irritations of explosions, disasters, battles, chases and driving lessons. The series also sees an array of cameo appearances from the likes of Brian Blessed, Dom Joly and Dr. Fox.moreless
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    How Not To Live Your Life

    How Not To Live Your Life

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    Don is a single twenty something who constantly fails to guide his way through life. His overactive mind doesn't help things as it plays out scenes of what he shouldn't say or do. When he moves into his recently deceased grandmother's house, he meets Eddie: his Gran's care taker who doesn't want to move on. To help pay his rent, he decides to get a roommate in the shape of his teenage sweetheart Abby and hopes to win her back. The only problem is, she comes with a new arrogant boyfriend, Karl.moreless
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    Ideal

    Ideal

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    Ideal stars Johnny Vegas as Moz, a small-time, hash only, drug dealer in Manchester. Each episode is set within the confines of the flat, which he rarely steps out of, he shares with his girlfriend Nicki. He is constantly visited by, and treats with contempt, his varyingly bizarre customers, his supplier (a bent cop only known as PC) and a silent man with a cartoon mask stuck to his head.moreless
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    Cuckoo

    Cuckoo

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    Rachel surprises her family when she returns home with her husband who happens to be an American hippie.
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    Monkey Dust

    Monkey Dust

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    BBC Three (ended 2005)
    A cutting edge comedy animation painting a fabulously warped satirical view of Britain ... Welcome to your very own urban nightmare - a nocturnal world populated by the sad, the lonely and the emotionally crippled on the wrong side of sunlight. Its' satirical targets range across the whole spectrum of Cruel Britannia from dysfunctional families to heartless government departments. A piece of genuinely brilliant programming. Damn, it feels good to be treated like a grown-up for once. Monkey Dust alone has justified the existence of BBC Three. Dark, compelling and utterly unmissable television. The Observer The smartest thing on television by a million crooked light years. Brilliant satire and crude rudery of the highest order. This is where you go when you graduate from South Park. A.A. Gill The Sunday Times Monkey Dust is a nimble, itchy triggered little guerilla unit of an animated sketch show. It offers the first plausible answer to the question, "What is BBC3 for?" It's also a definitively dystopian portrait of the UK, far more effective in that capacity than Little Britain, which is often funny, but stretches any claim to be more than character comedy. The simple device of farming out strands to different animators keeps Monkey Dust visually fresh, and allows writers Harry Thompson and Shaun Pye to stage jokes that would be impossible in live action. Wish-fulfilment, loathing and the desire for revenge. Three staples of humour. The Mail on Sunday (Yes, that Mail on Sunday) Possibly the best programme of all time. Q Magazine January 2005: Series Three sees the return of old favourites such as Ivan Dobsky the falsely-imprisoned mass-murderer; Omar, Abdul and Shafiq the would-be terrorists from West Bromwich; and the Paedofinder-General now booked for a regular slot. New characters include Fran Chappell an ordinary mum who uses her daughter's disappearance as the springboard to launch a showbiz career, and Noodles the lab rabbit who bounces back like Tom and Jerry from every unpleasant experiment.moreless
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    The Smoking Room

    The Smoking Room

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    BBC Three (ended 2005)
    Set entirely in the smoking room of a nondescript company, this comedy series brings together various colleagues with (seemingly) only one thing in common: their love of nicotine. Shop talk is banned, but everything else is up for discussion: the trivialities of life, fellow workmates and in Robin's case, Ben from the post room.

    The theme music is 'Close to me' by The Cure.moreless
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    Snuff Box

    Snuff Box

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    BBC Three (ended 2006)
    Edgy sketch comedy show starring and written by Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher. Both main characters take the actor's own names and play hangmen - Berry the 'High Executioner to the King of England' and Fulcher his assistant. Much of the action takes place in a gentlemen's club for hangmen, with sketches featuring various bizarre situations and characters throughout.moreless
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    The King is Dead

    The King is Dead

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    BBC Three (ended 2010)
    The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird heads up a panel game that quizzes celebrities on their leadership skills - asking them joke questions to see if they could take over from a theoretically deceased authority figure.moreless
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    Sweat the Small Stuff

    Sweat the Small Stuff

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    Nick Grimshaw presents this panel game that proves it is worth sweating over the small things in life. Grimshaw is joined by regular team captains Rochelle Humes (who replaced Rickie Haywood Williams in series 2) and Melvin O'Doom, both of them are usually joined by two guests.moreless
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    Pulling

    Pulling

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    Donna narrowly escapes making a huge mistake by marrying Karl and instead opts for moving in with her friends Karen and Louise in South London. The three girls learn about life and love in this funny BBC 3 series.moreless
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    Clone

    Clone

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    When a scientist succeeds in creating the first human clone his intention was to produce a prototype supersoldier, but instead is met with a unexpectedly loving personality. Adam Chase (Friends), Ash Atalla (The Office) and The King of Queens alum Rob Schiller are behind this promising multi-camera comedy.

    The show is being produced by the BBC for BBC Three.

    6 episodes have been ordered for season 1.moreless
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    Swiss Toni

    Swiss Toni

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    BBC Three (ended 2004)
    With his blonde quiff standing to attention and his grey shot-silk suit sparkling under the showroom lights, Swiss Toni is the emperor of his car emporium. And yet the guy cannot sell an Allegro, is being taught to drive by his long-suffering wife Ruth and is consistently out-performed by his alcoholic employee, Geoff. Swiss Toni is cheesy, out-of-date and chauvinistic – which is why everyone loves him. Played by Charlie Higson and born from The Fast Show character who claimed "Buying a car is like making love to a beautiful woman…" Swiss Toni will no doubt entertain, enthral, evoke laughter and most of all make you feel evolved.moreless
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    Adam and Joe Go Tokyo

    Adam and Joe Go Tokyo

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    BBC Three (ended 2003)
    Adam and Joe (Creators of the Adam and Joe Show) travel to Tokyo, Japan to give an insight into the Japanese popular culture. Using their own brand of humour they interview celebrities, review new and popular products on the market and also try to make it big in Tokyo themselves.moreless
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    3 Non Blondes

    3 Non Blondes

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    BBC Three (ended 2004)
    Famous hidden camera how producer Gary Reich takes his format a step further when he mixes ethnic comedy with common fooling people off in the streets all over in Britain. The show stars three black women, uncommon to similar shows, not some stupid blondes – the source of the name “Three non Blondes”. The show is lightened up, by sketches produced in studio, but the characters played by the three women usually hit the street and try to fool people. Fine examples are the virgin searching for sex advice everywhere, the “tarts who tout for Jesus” or the African queen visiting stores and hotels. This BBC program was originally produced as a single pilot episode, but was picked up for two seasons. The first season includes 7 episodes, but after their huge success, the second season aired for the rest of the year 2003, was much longer. The three non blondes returned in a full length season in 2004. The show was originally airing on digital satellite program BBC three, but often airs also on different channels, including BBC America. The show is currently on hold, so the chance still exists for another season.moreless
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