BBC Three's new comedies

Shows for Brodkin, Bird and puppets

Character comedian Simon Brodkin’s new series has been unveiled by BBC Three

Lee Nelson's Well Good Show revolves around his most successful ‘chav’ character, well-known on the live circuit and previously seen on Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder.

The six-part programme, made by Avalon Television, promises a mix of ‘cheeky banter and daft games’, as well as filmed sketches featuring Brodkin’s other characters.

These include preening premiership footballer Jason Bent, shameless holiday rep Chris Young, Asian medic Dr Omprakash, and trustafarian urban poet Hugo Victor-Grant, aka H-Bomb.

Also in the schedules is the new panel show from Inbetweeners star Simon Bird, The King Is Dead.

Each week, a public figure, such as a chief of police or football manager, is hypothetically bumped off and a comic interview panel, also featuring Nick Mohammed, try to find a replacement.

The winter/spring season also includes twentysomething sitcom Young, Lazy And Unemployed, starring Being Human actor Russell Tovey as layabout Steve; the Gemma Factor about a fame-hungry youngster; and We Are Mongrels, a puppet comedy about urban animals who hang out in the bin yard of an inner-city pub.

Russell Howard’s Good News, Johnny Vegas comedy Ideal and youth sitcom Coming Of Age also return for the new season.

Published: 7 Jan 2010

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