BBC Three orders new sketch shows

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BBC Three BBC Comedy has commissioned two new sketch shows, Lazy Susan and Ellie & Natasia, following pilots last year. 

Both series are created by female comedy duos: Ellie & Natasia is from Ellie White (The Windsors, Pls Like, The Other One) and Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats, What We Do In The Shadows). 

Lazy Susan is written by Freya Parker (The Mash Report, Mister Winner) and Celeste Dring (This Country, The Windsors).

Ellie & Natasia was originally a pilot on BBC Three’s Slice platform, which was also the launch pad for People Just Do Nothing, Man Like Mobeen and Josh. Lazy Susan was a Comedy Short for iPlayer and BBC Two, following titles such as The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk and Mandy. 

A third series of sketch show Famalam has also been commissioned. 

Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three, says: “BBC Three has always been a channel that places huge value in nurturing new talent so we’re really happy that we’re taking Ellie & Natasia and Lazy Susan, two comedies from female comedy voices, to series.

"Famalam has been a huge hit for us, both on iPlayer and on social, and we’re looking forward to seeing what comes next from these unique, comedy talents.

Ellie & Natasia (4x15’) is a Nit Television Production for BBC Three. The producer is Olly Cambridge; the director is Andrew Gaynord. The executive producers are Harry Hill, Mobashir Dar and Danielle Lux. The commissioning editor for the BBC is Alex Moody. 

Lazy Susan (4x15’) is a Tiger Aspect production for BBC Three. The executive producer is Damian Kavanagh, and the producers are Amy Anette and Katie Churchill. 

Famalam (5x22’) is a BBC Studios production for BBC Three. The executive producer is Ben Caudell; the producer is Akemnji Ndifornyen.