BBC ThreeBBC Three is to air six new programmes as part of its Fresh strand, the channel’s scheme  that lets some budding new directors get their shows on television.

The six new films will look at a diverse range of topics – from underage drinking and drug use, to the lives of sex workers, aspiring rock stars, actors with Down’s syndrome – and even modern day knights competing in a medieval fighting tournament.

 I’m extremely proud of BBC Three’s Fresh initiative, which gives promising new programme makers a platform to showcase their brilliant work. We’re all about nurturing and mentoring new British talent both on and off the screen at BBC Three and nothing demonstrates this more than the Fresh strand. – Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three

BBC Three’s Fresh strand has already produced successes such as My Brother The Islamist, which won the first-time director’s award at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Autistic Me, Jamie – Drag Queen At 16, Josie And The Cancer Curse, Genocide, Mum And Me, and Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen.

The films will air in a brand new season of Fresh documentaries in early 2014.

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