Lesbian drama to be screened on BBC3

BBC3 is lining up a six-part series that follows a group of young lesbians living in Glasgow.

Lip Service is being written by Harriet Braun, whose credits include the first series of Mistresses, and will start filming in the autumn.

Braun said the drama was based on her own experiences, and added: “I wanted to write a sexy, funny and irreverent drama that reflects what it is to be a young gay woman living in Britain today.”

She claimed it was “high time” there was a programme about contemporary British lesbians and said: “It will be as funny as it is pathos filled, because in my experience that’s how life is.”

Meanwhile, BBC3 has also commissioned a full series of the comedy-drama Mouth To Mouth, which was first shown as a one-off last year, and a show hosted by comedian Russell Howard, called Russell Howard’s Good News.

This will see Howard offer his perspective on the big stories dominating the news. It will air in the autumn.

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