was the 1960s satirical show that found infamy and many believe set a standard television has managed to stoop low enough to reach ever since by providing the setting for the first use of the f-word.
Award-winning com-edian Russell Kane, said: "With BBC3
threatened, so is much of the UK's new comedy.
3 million viewers on BBC3
and sticking around the 2.
The eight winning stories will be showcased on BBC3
in the autumn and a number will be broadcast on Radio 4.
There are lots of people she brought in when you see the episodes,'' said BBC3
controller Stuart Murphy.
, which will replace BBC Choice, was originally rejected by the Government a year ago because it was not 'distinctive' enough and a rethink was needed.
4 million tuned in for episodes one and two of the first series, which is showing on BBC3
on Sunday and repeated on BBC2 on Wednesday.
Live At Johnny's kicks off on Monday on BBC3
and is the host's first live show since hosting the Big Breakfast.
The project is being run for BBC3
and Brief Encounters by Calling the Shots, an independent production company.
was held up when Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell failed to give it the go-ahead as its content was deemed to be not ``distinctive'' enough.
The new BBC3
channel was at the heart of the corporation's plans, providing entertainment for teenagers and younger adults.
In my opinion, BBC3
is just that - terrible for comedy.