BBC Three returns to traditional TV platforms at the beginning of February with a range of new shows to attract viewers back to the channel after six years.
Launch night will be dominated by the first ever RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World. Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and a sparkling array of superstar guest judges will join RuPaul to help him decide the first ever global winner. Also coming to BBC Three next year is Santa Claus The Serial Killer (w/t). It’s a six-part series from award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar on the case of a serial killer in Toronto, Canada.
And BBC Three will take to the skies in Flight Club (w/t). This access-all-areas observations series follows the young staff and crew of Loganair as they lift the lid on what a career high in the clouds is all about
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three said:
“As we gear up for launch, we’re excited to start talking about what will be on the new channel. As a destination for young audiences on the BBC, BBC Three will provide a true multi-genre offering with these commissions serving up some World Class entertainment with RuPaul Versus, award-winning true-crime with Mobeen and sky-high ambition with Flight Club.”
Where to watch the shows
Shows will premiere on BBC Three and will be made available on BBC iPlayer.
Channel numbers for Freeview, Sky satellite, Freesat and Virgin Media haven’t yet been announced. Sky Glass viewers can expect to see BBC Three on channel 118 (119 in Wales).
The exact re-launch date hasn’t been disclosed. However, an Ofcom document indicates the BBC is planning to launch the channel on 1st February.