By Amanda-Jane Teevin
With recent news of BBC Three being axed and shifted online, we decided to take a look back at some of the very best and worst programmes aired on the channel to date.
Gavin & Stacy
Probably one of the shows that the channel will be renowned for with it being a hit series for 2 seasons on BBC Three then getting promoted to BBC1. The romantic-comedy about long distanced lovers and their dysfunctional friends and families won over people’s hearts and had us really laughing out loud.
Louis Theroux Documentaries
Since the launch of BBC Three in 2003, there have been numerous episodes of Louis Theroux documentaries ranging from topics including brothels, plastic surgery and the American law force in different areas. Always an interesting watch.
This supernatural drama started out with a vampire, werewolf and a ghost living together. The perfect balance of dark comedy and horror landed the show with multiple awards including one for Best Drama Series.
Coming of Age
The comedy series about a group of teenagers in Abingdon appeared to be a low point for the channel as the show relied on crude jokes for laughs. It felt as though your IQ slipped each time you tuned in.
My Life as an Animal
Described as a “series in which brave individuals volunteer to experience life as an animal for 4 long days” results in a cringe-fest of watching people act like pigs (including the oinking), horses, dogs, penguins and seals. How anyone survived watching 4 one-hour episodes will remain a mystery.
Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents
Reality TV at its worst. Paranoid parents bag a free holiday to stalk their sons and daughters and watch them getting drunk and going home with strangers. The end result is always the same: the teenagers get into trouble for acting irresponsible and cringe at the thought of being watched during their first holiday abroad with pals.
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