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comedy feeds in deep

More comedy pilots are heading to iPlayer next month. BBC Three will debut nine episodes as part of this year's Comedy Feeds – the BBC's showcase for emerging comedic talent.

Though the line-up includes some well-known faces, like Ashley Walters ('Top Boy') and Kayvan Novak ('Fonejacker').

The pilots include 'In Deep', which stars Walters and Adam Deacon from 'Kidulthood' as junior police officers on an undercover operation that goes awry. It's written by Tom Joseph and Thomas Eccleshare.

'Parents' Evening' is written by and stars Novak. It sees multiple characters meet the teachers at a school parents' evening.

This is the third year that Comedy Feeds has run. Previous Comedy Feeds pilots that have been commissioned as full BBC series include 'People Just Do Nothing' (which premiered on iPlayer recently), 'Heavy Entertainment', and 'Impractical Jokers'.

"This exciting range of shows and new talents cements BBC Three's place as the key place for emerging comedy talent on and off screen," Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy, said in a statement.

"With so many spinoff series springing from these, the Comedy Feeds show serious commitment to finding the next best writers, directors and faces of British comedy."

Victoria Jaye, head of TV content for BBC iPlayer, added: "Comedy Feeds are a great example of BBC iPlayer's unique role in growing the hits of tomorrow.

"The platform enables us to showcase the most exciting work from the very best new British talent across over 1,200 devices and four screens, and make that content shareable and discoverable in a myriad of new ways. The genre of comedy hugely benefits from this sort of approach to development."

The pilots will hit iPlayer on July 20.

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