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BBC Three to debut 9 comedy pilots on iPlayer for Comedy Feeds

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BBC Three will debut nine comedy pilots on iPlayer as part of this year's Comedy Feeds.

Ashley Walters (Top Boy) and Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker) are among the actors involved in the project, which will launch exclusively through the on-demand service in July.

Adam Deacon and Ashley Walters in BBC Three comedy pilot In Deep

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Adam Deacon and Ashley Walters in BBC Three comedy pilot In Deep


The Comedy Feeds are now in their third year following two successful runs, which saw BBC Three commission full series of People Just Do Nothing, Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment and Impractical Jokers.

Among the nine pilots is In Deep, which follows two junior police officers on an undercover operation that goes wrong. Walters stars alongside Adam Deacon (Kidulthood) in the comedy, which has been written by Tom Joseph and Thomas Eccleshare.

Meanwhile, Novak has written and stars in Parents' Evening, a multi-character comedy set over the course of one evening in a school.

BBC new iPlayer (March 2014)

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Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, said: "This exciting range of shows and new talents cement BBC Three's place as the key place for emerging comedy talent on and off screen. With so many spinoff series springing from these, the Comedy Feeds show serious commitment to finding the next best writers, directors and faces of British comedy."

Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content for BBC iPlayer, added: "Comedy Feeds are a great example of BBC iPlayer's unique role in growing the hits of tomorrow.

"The platform enables us to showcase the most exciting work from the very best new British talent across over 1,200 devices and four screens, and make that content shareable and discoverable in a myriad of new ways. The genre of comedy hugely benefits from this sort of approach to development."

The pilots will be available on BBC iPlayer from Sunday, July 20.

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