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Three is the magic number on BBC iPlayer

Three is the magic number on BBC iPlayer

Discover incredible documentaries, cracking comedy Box Sets and more with BBC Three

Feed your curiosity and have your ribs tickled (not always at the same time) with these unmissable shows available to watch now

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If BBC One is your reliable dad, BBC Two is your witty mum and BBC Four is your brainy aunt, then BBC Three is your woke younger cousin who is always the most charismatic person in the room.


The channel, which went online only via BBC iPlayer in 2016, is packed full of edgy documentaries that cover contemporary issues, reality shows that are more about self-discovery than lounging around a villa, and modern comedies that critics can’t get enough of.


Interested in what BBC Three has to offer? Here are some of the ace shows you can watch right now…

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

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It’s the series everyone’s been talking about about – and for good reason. The British version of the hit reality series is simply fabulous, with ten tenacious contestants all vying for the crown of the UK’s very first Drag Race superstar. Expect larger-than-life characters, catty put-downs and even sassier catchphrases. Find out everything you need to know about Drag Race UK here.


Junior Doctors: On The Front Line

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Go behind the scenes of the NHS and discover what’s needed to become a junior doctor (hint: nerves of steel and an iron stomach). While on their placements at Salford Royal Hospital, six twentysomethings are put to the test both physically and mentally over the course of four eye-opening episodes in this documentary series.


Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

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In this unflinching one-off documentary, Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson opens up about the online abuse she has received since finding fame in 2011. From revealing the affect it’s had on Nelson’s mental health to her attempts to combat the trolls, it doesn’t pull any punches.


Inside The Cage: The Rise Of Female Fighters

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Want to know what it takes for women to crack the notoriously macho world of mixed martial arts, or MMA? Annie Price explores how a group of female competitors from very different backgrounds are entering this most brutal of sports – all for a shot at glory.


The Rap Game UK

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British rap stars DJ Target, Krept and Konan scour the UK to unearth the nation’s next bar-spitting icon. Out of the seven MCs who initially catch their collective eye, which one of them will blow the competition out of the water and bag themselves a coveted record deal?



Find series 1 & 2 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

The current queen of British telly, Phoebe Waller-Bridge exploded into the public consciousness in 2016 by writing and starring in this filthy, sharp and award-winning comedy, exploring the topsy-turvy life of a thirtysomething woman. Series 1 was a huge triumph, while series 2 also thrilled audiences and critics.


This Country

Kurtan (Charlie Cooper) and Kerry (Daisy May Cooper) in This Country

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Cousins Kerry and Lee “Kurtan” Mucklowe are bored, sorely lacking in smarts, and living in a Cotswold village in this BAFTA-winning mockumentary created by stars Daisy May Cooper and her brother Charlie. What they get up to will have you howling with laughter so hard your neighbours will think you’re being tickled to death.


Gavin & Stacey

Find series 1-3 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

If, like us, you just can’t wait for this year’s Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, get reacquainted with one of the great modern British sitcoms by bingeing you way through all three series. Not seen it before? Then stop reading this and find out what all the fuss is about right now!

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Image credits: Fleabag © BBC – Photographer: Steve Schofield

This Country © BBC – Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian

Gavin And Stacey © Baby Cow 2009