Andrew Dipper

People Just Do Nothing given a third and fourth series

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The critically acclaimed mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing is to return to BBC Three for a third and fourth series.

The Kurupt FM crew first appeared on our screens in a Comedy Feed in 2012 and a full series debuted on BBC iPlayer followed by the second series on BBC Three earlier this year.

Series two reached an impressive average of 1.4 million viewers in total with an impressive average share for younger viewers (16-34s) at 4.5 per cent.

The series have been commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning and Damian Kavanagh, Digital Controller of BBC Three. It is created by Roughcut Television, produced by Jon Petrie and executive produced by Ash Atalla for Roughcut Television and Chris Sussman for BBC Comedy Commissioning.

Damian Kavanagh, Digital Controller of BBC Three, said: “I love that PJDN is coming back to BBC Three for two new series. It’s a show that started out on YouTube and look where they are now! BBC Three will always be the home to the best and brightest new British comedy talent.”

Commissioning Editor Chris Sussman said: “People Just Do Nothing started as a tiny online series, but more and more people seem to be finding it and enjoying it. I’m delighted we’re going to be doing more of them. Hopefully the series will continue to grow, and the talented guys behind it will get the recognition they deserve.”

Executive producer Ash Atalla said: “The Kurupt crew turned up unannounced at Danny Cohen’s house and refused to leave until he commissioned two more series. That doesn’t make them bad people, it makes them determined and I like that.”

Producer Jon Petrie added: “The boys did already announce the good news on Kurupt FM, but they only transmit as far as Shepherds Bush and have 50 listeners, so we thought a BBC press release might be more effective.”