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Filming begins on Some Girls for BBC Three

27th February 2012 Print

Filming has begun in South London on Some Girls, a vibrant new comedy series for BBC Three from Hat Trick Productions.

Some Girls is about the lives and loves of a group of quirky 16-year-old girls who play on the same school football team and live on the same inner city estate. We join them on their bumpy journey through adolescence taking in boys, sex, cliques, teachers, heartbreak, fun and even some football along the way.

At the heart of the comedy is Viva (Adelayo Adedayo, Skins), whose ambition is to “stay motivated” and become a top child psychologist on Living.

In the meantime she’s happy analysing her friends. She lives with her dad Rob (Colin Salmon - Rev, Todd Margaret, James Bond, Resident Evil) who is “hot for an old guy” and her stepmother Anna (Dolly Wells - Spy, Star Stories), a New Zealander who also happens to be Viva's sadistic PE teacher.

Viva is great friends with Holli (Natasha Jonas - Attack The Block) whose entertaining, violent outbursts are legendary. Saz (Mandeep Dhillon - Some Dogs Bite) and Amber (Alice Felgate - The Cabin) complete the gang. They talk about everything from history homework to their ambitions in life. They share everything: their clothes, their moods, their secrets and - occasionally - their mothers' tranquillisers.

Some Girls was commissioned by BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett, who comments: “BBC Three is the channel that breaks new comedy in the UK. We are delighted that the unswervingly honest, very real and exceptionally funny Some Girls is joining our exciting stable of comedy.”

Jimmy Mulville, Managing Director, Hat Trick Productions, says: “Some Girls promises to be a laugh out loud, eye-wateringly honest comedy and we couldn't be happier to have it sitting alongside the exciting new slate of shows on BBC Three."

Producer Justin Davies adds: “Some Girls is a very funny snapshot of four underdogs. It is an unadulterated celebration of teenage life: messy, sexy and a little bit wrong – but always lots of fun.”

Some Girls is written by Bernadette Davis who co-created and wrote the 1990's hit Game On. It is produced by Justin Davies (Absolutely Fabulous, Beautiful People, Psychoville) and directed by Adam Miller (Mongrels).

The executive producer is Helen Williams (Spy, The Armstrong & Miller Show, Fonejacker) and Gregor Sharp for the BBC.

It is a Hat Trick Production for BBC Three.