iPlayer set to be first for com­edy

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DIG­I­TAL chan­nel BBC Three will show all of its scripted com­edy shows on the iPlayer BE­FORE they hit TV screens.

Chan­nel con­troller Zai Ben­nett said the move – which starts in Au­gust with the new se­ries of Jack White­hall’s Bad Ed­u­ca­tion ( above) – suited its “dig­i­tally savvy” au­di­ence.

He said: “We have al­ready ex­per­i­mented with on­line con­tent, start­ing with the hugely pop­u­lar Com­edy Feeds. Pre­mier­ing our scripted come­dies on BBC iPlayer is an ob­vi­ous and ex­cit­ing step for­ward”

The move comes af­ter the BBC an­nounced Peter Kay’s new sit­com would be its first se­ries shown in its en­tirety on the catch-up ser­vice first.

The six-episode BBC One se­ries called Car Share fea­tures the Bolton-born comic as a su­per­mar­ket worker thrown to­gether with a fe­male col­league in a car share scheme.

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