Charlie Cooper’s Local Legends Set for BBC Three

Charlie Cooper's Local Legends Set for BBC Three

BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer and actor Charlie Cooper, known for his work in This Country, is venturing into new territory with his upcoming factual series, Charlie Cooper’s Local Legends (working title), on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. In this series, Cooper explores rural myths and legends across the UK, stepping out from his familiar role in This Country to showcase the quirky stories that define Britain’s countryside.

Cooper shares his enthusiasm for the project, “I’ve always been fascinated by local legends, myth and folklore. As I see it, my mission is to explore our ancient world, seek out mythical creatures and boldly go where no TV presenter has gone before.” The series, made by Naked West, a Fremantle label, will follow Cooper as he travels across the UK in his campervan, investigating a range of intriguing phenomena.

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From Crop Circles and UFOs in Wiltshire to ghost dogs roaming the coast and countryside of East Anglia, Cooper will meet believers and skeptics, visit iconic locations, and gather evidence to uncover the truth behind these rural myths. The series aims to separate misinformation from facts and hoaxes from reality, offering a unique perspective on Britain’s rich folklore.

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Charlie Cooper’s Local Legends (w/t) is a 3 x 30’ series for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer and was commissioned by Catherine Catton, Senior Head of Commissioning and Nasfim Haque, Head of Content for BBC Three. The series is made by Naked West, a Fremantle label. The Executive Producers for Naked West are Tom O’Brien and John Comerford and Series Producer Director is Rob Gill. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Patrick McMahon.

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