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Thursday, February 21 2019

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  New Comedy From The Inbetweeners Creators

The Inbetweeners co-creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley are back with a new comedy called Afternoons about the “misadventures” of three young football players at a fictional Premier Club team, the BBC has announced.

This marks the first time Morris and Beesley have written together since the success of The Inbetweeners TV show and films, and the duo will also serve as showrunners – working alongside Emmy-winning producer Tom Werner and their previous Inbetweeners colleague Caroline Leddy.

James Buckley explains what went wrong with The Inbetweeners reunion: “I came across as a complete moron”

The half-hour comedy will run to six episodes on BBC2 and will focus on the friendship between the three young men, as “these boys from around the world are far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals.” Casting has yet to be announced.

Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, said: “Having Iain and Damon back together on a new scripted piece is about as good as it gets in comedy. Their take on what happens off the pitch brims with their skill at creating a gang of instantly recognisable characters, memorable dialogue, deftly tuned plots and excruciating humiliation is never far away.”

Sports Personality

BBC Sport today released the invitation to tender for BBC Sports Personality of the Year - the first of its programmes to be put out for competitive tender as part of the Charter requirement to open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition.

The programme will continue to be shown on the BBC and the tendering process will decide which supplier makes the programme.

Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport, said: “BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a prime time, flagship BBC One show which is loved by audiences and sports stars alike. We are constantly striving to improve the show and this will be a great opportunity to evolve it further."

 

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