News: Full Series For Porridge, Motherland & A Brief History of Tim

Following one-offs as part of this summer’s BBC Landmark Sitcom Season, the BBC has announced that it has commissioned three series - Motherland, Porridge and A Brief History of Tim.

Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen says: “The Landmark Sitcom Season was a big, celebratory moment for BBC comedy and signalled our unrivalled commitment to the art form. For the BBC One revivals, with the blessing of comedy writing royalty, we got to see some old friends in new guises, and by championing contemporary voices in the New On Two strand, we made new friends along the way.

“The audience reaction to the Season has been overwhelming, with well over 50 million viewers tuning in across the run, so I’m very pleased to announce three series commissions coming out of it, which demonstrate the range, ambition and quality of BBC comedy. With Porridge we have two writing legends putting a modern spin on their masterpiece, proving that their fingers are very much still on the comedy pulse. In Motherland we have the wish-list writing powerhouse giving us a painfully accurate yet fresh take on the relentless emotional carnage of child-rearing.

“Comedy on BBC Three has to really stand out, so A Brief History of Tim - with so many taboos it’s in no danger of being easily ignored - walks the tightrope of where the line is drawn for comedy.

“These three exciting new commissions reinforce our mission to keep nurturing the very best of new talent and to cherish the great talents we’ve championed over the years.”

More info on each series here.

Read our review of Motherland here.

Read our review of Porridge here.

Read our review of A Brief History of Tim here.

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