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Zai Bennett announces new BBC Three shows

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.

BBC Three output will reduce following online move, says controller

BBC Three will produce “far fewer” shows when it moves online, its controller Zai Bennett has admitted. Earlier this month it was confirmed that the corporation is planning to close the channel next year in a bid to save over £50m. The brand is expected to survive as a “new and innovative online service” with the spectrum freed-up by the broadcast channel being used to extend CBBC’s transmission hours and to

BBC Three gets fresh

BBC Three has announced the launch of an initiative to find aspiring directors of the future with the creation of Fresh Online – a BBC online space which will showcase the country’s best short-form documentaries.