BBC Three comedy favourite Uncle, starring Nick Helm and Elliot Speller-Gillot (pictured) has been commissioned for third series.
Uncle follows out-of-work musician Andy, who forges an unlikely alliance with his teenage nephew Errol, and their often misguided comedy adventures. Last series saw Keith Allen guest star as Uncle’s uncle and Andy attempt to write the next song-contest hit, with the help of guest star Jordan Stephens from Rizzle Kicks.
Nick Helm says: “Uncle is more than a show about an unconventional family unit. The whole production is like a family, from Russell on sound and Terry on Rocky Road duties, to Ali producing and keeping everything ticking like clockwork, Oli and Lilah who write and direct the show and music videos and Daisy and Elliot who, whilst playing my fake TV family, end up substituting my actual family for seven weeks a year. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the new series has got in store and getting the ‘Family’ back together again.”
Shane Allen, BBC Controller, Comedy Commissioning, adds: “Great to welcome back TV’s unlikeliest double-act for another blend of the funny and the poignant.”
Alison MacPhail, Producer, Baby Cow Productions, says: “We’re thrilled to be working with Oliver Refson and Lilah Vandenburgh again, and very much look forward to our next family outing with Nick Helm, Daisy Haggard and Elliot Speller-Gillott. It really is as much fun as it looks working on this show, and we are delighted to have a third series commissioned.”
The 7 x 30 minute series was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, BBC.
The Commissioning Editor for BBC Comedy is Kristian Smith. It is Produced by Alison MacPhail, and Exec Produced by Henry Normal and Lindsay Hughes at Baby Cow Productions. The series is written by Oliver Refson & Lilah Vandenburgh, and directed by Oliver Refson.