The star of recent BBC Three comedy series Uncle, Nick Helm, will present a new series for the digital channel, Zai Bennett, controller of BBC Three announced on Thursday. Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, a six-part series, will feature the comedian reel off stand-up, sketches, songs, poetry, jokes and partake in audience interaction.

A full series of Sexy Beasts has been commissioned following on from the success of two pilot shows which aired earlier this year. The reality series explores whether true love can blossom based on character alone. Going on dates in heavy disguise, the masks come off at the end and the true faces are revealed.

A new hybrid comedy, entertainment and murder mystery show has been ordered for BBC Three. A pilot of episode of Murder In Successville will feature a real celebrity alongside DCI Sleet (comedia Tom Davis) who try and solve a ‘murder’.

Zai Bennett

“BBC Three discovered the brilliant Nick Helm and Heavy Entertainment promises to be just as quirky and special as Uncle. Murder In Successville takes murder mystery to a whole new level and I can’t wait to see what happens in this weird and wonderful place.” – Zai Bennett (pictured), BBC Three Controller

Comedian Jack Whitehall will return this summer for two specials of Backchat. The comedy chat show was a hit for BBC Three last year which features Jack alongside his forthright father Michael. The two specials will coincide with Father’s Day and the 2014 World Cup. Celebrity guests will include famous fathers and footballers for the special shows.

“Backchat was a big hit for the channel last year so I’m delighted that Jack and Michael are returning with two specials.” – Zai Bennett, BBC Three Controller

BBC Three also announced the return of the BAFTA award-winning satirical comedy series The Revolution Will Be Televised. The six-part series features Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein comedically tackle politicians and celebrities and mock the world we live in.

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