BBC 3 is to return to television screens in 2022. The BBC say that this is to provide more value to their audiences. The channel was launch as the BBC\'s youth channel in 2003, taking over from BBC Choice, the channel remained on the air until 2016, when the BBC moved the channel to online only. Since then its been the home of hit drama\'s such as Killing Eve, Fleabag and Normal People.
Time, a new prison drama from the BBC, has started filming in Liverpool. The three part series will star Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. The series is written by Jimmy McGovern for BBC ONE and produced by BBC Studios. The series follows two different men in the British penal system. Mark Hebden (Bean) is a teacher in prison for the death of a man in an accident. Eric Reid (Graham) is a prison officer working in a understaffed prison trying to protect and care for those in his charge.
Micheal Palin will reflect on his past travels in Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle and Sahara. Micheal Palin\'s Travels is a 4 part documentary series for BBC TWO. Palin will give his untold personal stories of his travels and comparing what it was like traveling to far off places in 1988 to today\'s travel hungry holiday makers.
BBC ONE is to bring a new talent search show to audience this autumn. The series will follow band members Perrie, Jade, Jesy and Leigh-Anne as they search for the next big pop band. Singers will be select to join different bands that will be mentored by Little Mix a band created in 2011 from reality tv show X-Factor. Little Mix The Search is produced for ModestTV for the BBC.
The Irish based drama series from the BBC and Screen Ireland, Normal People, has been nominated for four Emmy awards, which will take place on 20th September 2020. The series nominees are Paul Mescal for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Lenny Abrahamson for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Sally Rooney and Alice Birch are nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special and The series also received a nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special.
Worzel Gummidge is to return to the BBC in two hour long films. The films will air on BBC One. The series is inspired by the classic Barbara Euphan Todds character. Mackenzie Crook will star as the scarecrow, and will also take up writting and directing the films. The films have been commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning for the BBC, and Charlotte Moore, Director of Content for the BBC. Leopard Pictures are partnering with Treasure Trove Productions and Lola Entertainment to produce the films.