BBC Three Renews People Just Do Nothing


LONDON: The scripted comedy People Just Do Nothing, from Roughcut TV, has been commissioned by BBC Three for two additional seasons.

The mockumentary People Just Do Nothing scored a renewal from BBC Three for seasons three and four. The newly commissioned seasons will comprise six half-hour episodes. The show has been nominated for a BAFTA in the scripted TV comedy category.

The series was created by Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry and Hugo Chegwin, who also star in the sitcom. It follows MC Grindah, DJ Beats and Chabuddy G, known as the crew of West London pirate radio station Kurupt FM. Their goal is to play the finest U.K. garage and drum ‘n’ bass to their 100-strong listenership.

People Just Do Nothing originally aired on YouTube in 2012 before receiving a series commission on BBC iPlayer, followed by a five-episode season on BBC Three. The show is produced by Jon Petrie and executive produced by Ash Atalla for Roughcut TV.

Damian Kavanagh, the digital controller of BBC Three who commissioned the new seasons along with Shane Allen, the controller of BBC comedy commissioning, said: “I love that PJDN is coming back to BBC Three for two new series. It’s a show that started out on YouTube and look where they are now! BBC Three will always be the home to the best and brightest new British comedy talent.”

Atalla, the managing director at Roughcut TV, commented, “At Roughcut we are proud to have taken a show from YouTube to a BAFTA nomination in only nine episodes, but the best days are yet to come for this show. At some point we’re even going to have to start paying the actors, so this new success isn’t all good.”

Petrie, series producer for Roughcut TV, added, “We’re delighted to be nominated for such a prestigious award. We haven’t quite worked out how to break it to the boys that wearing caps and trainers at the BAFTA Awards is frowned upon.”