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10:00pm Thursday 17 January on BBC THREE

New six-part black comedy Way To Go is about three ordinary friends who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.

Created by US comedy writer Bob Kushell, (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Anger Management), Way To Go follows half-brothers Scott (Blake Harrison, The Inbetweeners), Joey (Ben Heathcote) and their friend Cozzo (Marc Wootton, La La Land, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman) as they navigate the waters of running an illegal business. Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by the people they come across. But it’s their own inadequacies and personal circumstances which lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.

In episode one, The Beginning Of The End, Scott, who is already faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life-or-death need for cash to pay off Joey’s gambling debts, reluctantly agrees to assist the terminally ill old man across the hall with his suicide. Scott employs his friend, Cozzo to build what Scott thinks is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. It’s a deeply illicit and illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet. But Cozzo, whose prying wife Debbie (Sin�ad Matthews) is a police officer, decides if he’s going to take the risk, they should turn assisted suicide into a business.

The series is created and written by Bob Kushell with additional episodes written by Russell Arch, Brian Dooley (Smoking Room) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The directors are Catherine Morshead (The Great Outdoors, Doctor Who, Ashes To Ashes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The producer is Justin Davies (Psychoville, Some Girls) and the executive producer is Jon Plowman (Ab Fab, Psychoville, Twenty Twelve).

Ep 1/6

10:00pm Tuesday 15 January on BBC THREE

Laura (Scarlett Alice Johnson) is attempting to widen her circle of friends, but she finds it hard to find a peer group – the pramface mums in the park are more interested in nicking her phone, and the competitive yummy mummies just want to patronise and score points off her.

Beth (Yasmin Paige) is confused when she finds herself attracted to a posh boy with views politically opposed to her own. In the absence of real girl friends, she is forced to turn to Jamie (Sean Michael Verey) and Mike (Dylan Edwards) for guidance.

Meanwhile, a lonely Alan (Angus Deayton) employs Keith (Ben Crompton), to be his driver. After a shaky start, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. But it’s not long before this is tested as Alan’s snooker skills land them in the middle of a pub brawl.

Ep 2/6

10:00pm Tuesday 8 January on BBC THREE

Laura (Scarlett Alice Johnson) is attempting to widen her circle of friends, but she finds it hard to find a peer group – the pramface mums in the park are more interested in nicking her phone, and the competitive yummy mummies just want to patronise and score points off her.

Beth (Yasmin Paige) is confused when she finds herself attracted to a posh boy with views politically opposed to her own. In the absence of real girl friends, she is forced to turn to Jamie (Sean Michael Verey) and Mike (Dylan Edwards) for guidance.

Meanwhile, a lonely Alan (Angus Deayton) employs Keith (Ben Crompton), to be his driver. After a shaky start, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. But it’s not long before this is tested as Alan’s snooker skills land them in the middle of a pub brawl.

Ep 2/6

7:00pm Saturday 1 December on BBC THREE

Jason Mohammad introduces highlights of today’s Twickenham Test match between England and New Zealand.

England have lost their last nine matches against the All Blacks, and face a daunting task against the 2011 World Cup winners. Graham Henry’s side racked up 16 successive Test wins earlier this year, narrowly failing to equal the record for most victories by a top-tier nation.

They also won the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, the enlarged successor to the Tri-Nations. In contrast, England are a team in transition under coach Stuart Lancaster, who will be looking to build on this year’s promising displays in the Six Nations. Commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Lawrence Dallaglio.

7:00pm Saturday 24 November on BBC THREE

Jason Mohammad presents highlights of England’s clash with South Africa, while Lawrence Dallaglio casts his expert eye on proceedings.

The two nations are meeting for a fourth time this calendar year, following England’s three Test series with the Springboks in South Africa in June. Stuart Lancaster’s young charges went into the final game of that series 2-0 down, but will take some heart from drawing the last Test in Port Elizabeth 14-14. An early Toby Flood penalty and a Danny Care try gave England an early advantage, but in the end they had to settle for a draw, and in doing so ended a nine-match losing streak against the Springboks, the side who beat them in the 2007 World Cup final.

Commentary comes from Alistair Bruce Ball and Brian Moore.

9:00pm Tuesday 20 November on BBC THREE

Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen is an observational documentary following Jackie Green, the world’s youngest female transsexual, as she attempts to win the title of Miss England 2012.

The 18-year-old Leeds lass, born a boy named Jack, aims to become a role model for the trans-community and hopes competing in the beauty pageant will inspire other young people struggling with gender identity disorder. But how will she cope when pitted against some of the most beautiful girls in the land?

The film digs deep into Jackie’s difficult past: from hearing first hand how she came to realise she was trapped in a boy’s body and its affect on her close-knit family, and how she made the social transition from a boy to a girl, aged just eight; to how the bullying at high school led her to the brink of suicide and how her life was changed by a trailblazing American doctor who stopped the onset of male puberty.?

Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen is part of the BBC Three Body Beautiful Season.

9:00pm Monday 19 November on BBC THREE

Part of BBC Three’s Body Beautiful season, I Want To Change My Body is a bold, original and ambitious documentary which sees young body-obsessed Brits turn the camera on themselves.

Diving beneath the surface of Britain’s body confidence crisis, I Want To Change My Body follows up to 16 young people aged 16 to 25 who are unhappy with their appearance, as they go on a personal quest to transform their bodies with the hope that the changes will make them happier.

With each of the young people using a handheld camera, the diverse characters from across Britain will personally film their own extraordinary journeys over six months. From extreme weight-loss surgery to hair transplant surgery, they will take us with them on the roller-coaster ride of anxiety, emotion, excitement and pressure they experience on their quest for perfection. This is the real story of body-obsessed Britain, told through their eyes.

7:00pm Saturday 17 November on BBC THREE

Jason Mohammad presents highlights of England’s international with Australia at Twickenham.

This is the first time the sides have met since three tests in 2010. England were victorious in two of those matches including a 35-18 win, in which winger Chris Ashton scored one of the great Twickenham tries with a 90m dash to the line.

Lawrence Dallaglio is in the studio to offer analysis, with commentary from Conor McNamara and Brian Moore.

7:30pm Monday 12 November on BBC THREE

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the final of the ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 in London.

History was made last year when Roger Federer won the season finale for a record sixth time, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in what was his 100th career final.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

7:00pm Saturday 10 November on BBC THREE

Jason Mohammad presents highlights of England’s opening autumn international with Fiji at Twickenham.

England were defending a 100 per cent record against the Fijians, having won all four of their previous encounters – the most recent a 45-24 victory in October 1999.

Lawrence Dallaglio is in the studio to offer analysis, with commentary from Andrew Cotter and Brian Moore.

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