Coming Soon… How Not To Live Your Life, BBC Three, August


BBC Three has had a mixed time of it when it comes to comedy. For every Summer Heights High and Mighty Boosh, there is a Thieves Like Us. Don’t remember it? Well of course you don’t. It was awful. Luckily, the awful ones like that generally don’t get beyond the pilot, but others, such as How Not To Live Your Life, do well enough at that stage to get commissioned as a full series.

UPDATE: There’s a review here if you want to read it.

It’s heartening that the makers of this programme have spent a good ten months since that original pilot putting the series together, as it shows care and dedication, so I’m looking forward to this one. Written by and starring comedian Dan Clark, the sitcom follows the life and woes of Don, a neurotic thirty-something whose thoughts we get to see played out “in the form of quick fire fantasy sequences”. Here’s a quick clip to get a taster of things to come:

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