BBC3 have commissioned a new comedy which has been billed as “Trigger Happy TV meets Newsnight” called The Revolution Will Be Televised. The satire will poke fun at “self-obsessed and narcissistic celebrities”, “bonus-guzzling bankers” and of course bankers.
Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse – who shot to fame after covertly filming Alan Duncan – are the two comedy brains behind the project and Prowse already has a significant following thanks to his Don’t Panic Online spoofs, which can be seen here..
The Revolution Will Be Televised is one of three new comedies that have been commissioned by BBC3 controller Zai Bennett, who told press at a Broadcasting Press Guild Lunch yesterday that “BBC3 is the channel that breaks new comedy in the UK … Our mission is not only to make our audiences laugh, but also to make them think.” report The Guardian.
The other comedies on the slate are Bad Education, a six-part series starring Jack Whitehall (of Fresh Meat fame) as a teacher, and Some Girls, a comedy about teenage girls at an inner-city school in London.