Updated: 26/05/2011 13:35 | By pa.press.net

New TV comedy - about bomb disposal

The BBC is making a comedy about bomb-disposal experts.


Sharon Horgan will star in a comedy about a woman wrongly imprisoned for murder

Sharon Horgan will star in a comedy about a woman wrongly imprisoned for murder

The BBC is making a comedy about bomb-disposal experts.

The pilot is part of a new season of programmes for BBC Three, which also include Sharon Horgan's new comedy Life Story - about a woman who is wrongly imprisoned for murder.

The bomb-disposal programme, which has the working title IED, is being scripted by writers who have worked on the hit series Miranda.

The BBC said: "It's a show about something the public easily forget: soldiers really enjoy being soldiers.

"This sitcom shows us why, as it takes the audience from moments of intense action to the fractious camaraderie as the unit waits around for their next tasking."

The dangers faced by bomb-disposal teams was tackled in the hard-hitting Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker in 2009.

Another new show is Britain You're Welcome to It, which will look at the country through the eyes of east European immigrants to examine their perceptions.

And in Up For Hire Live, BBC Three will look at youth unemployment with a week-long live series of shows in which talented jobless young people are put in the position of making executive decisions.

Another comedy pilot is Eggbox, about life on a teenage cancer ward. It has been co-written by Tom Bidwell, who was behind the Oscar-nominated short film Wish 143, about a teenager with cancer who wants to lose his virginity before he dies.

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