The BBC announces four new BBC Comedy Slices for BBC Three, all of which are written by and/or star female talent: Ladybaby, Amicable, Dinosaur and Britney, which results in the majority of comedy programmes on BBC Three now being female led.
Kate Daughton, outgoing Head of Comedy at the BBC, says: “Building on the huge success of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Daisy May Cooper, this marks a monumental achievement and is testament to the fact the most pioneering and exciting new voices in comedy are increasingly female.”
Written by and starring Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson, Britney is based on the sell-out live show. It is the true story of an extraordinary friendship amidst the reality of living with a brain tumour diagnosis (the tumour is fondly named Britney after the one and only icon).
Britney is a Drama Republic production for BBC Three, commissioned by Shane Allen, Director of Comedy and Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three. The Executive Producers are Roanna Benn, Jen Kenwood and Mike Bartlett. Tanya Qureshi takes over as Commissioning Editor from Kate Daughton.