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BBC Three and BBC England have today announced three new commissions from independent production companies based in the North of England as a result of their Northern Voices collaboration.

Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “These three original commissions are exactly why it is so important for us to collaborate with BBC England and the nation’s teams. We were blown away by the ideas presented to us and we’re proud that BBC Three can be the platform to tell these stories and showcase new voices.”

Bricking It (w/t)

Observational documentary series that follows groups of young bricklayers working on northern building sites as they go head-to head to see who can earn the most cash. With the prospect of each bricklayer earning up to £2,000 per week, depending on how many bricks they lay, there are big financial incentives for working hard and it can be a rewarding career.

No More: Bad Girl

This film follows producer/presenter Persephone Rizvi, charting a very personal journey into friendships in her hometown of Huddersfield in a surprising, funny, and fearless way. After abruptly leaving seven years ago without disclosing the reasons why to some of the friends she kept closest whilst growing up, Perspehone will return to revisit her kidulthood and the life she led where her motto when it came to having a good time was ‘go hard or go home, gal’.

Nail Bar Boys

Meet Astro, Little Kenny, Brandon, Bruno, Dragon and Big Tony. Together, they work in a nail salon in Liverpool which forms the backdrop to Nail Bar Boys from LA Factual. From overcoming addiction, trying to find a girlfriend to learning how to run a successful business, the series follows these larger than life characters and gets to know them in both their work and home lives.

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