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Critically acclaimed comedy series Ladhood from BBC Studios is set to conclude in summer 2022

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The forthcoming series of Ladhood (6×25), the critically acclaimed coming-of-age BBC Three comedy series made by BBC Studios Comedy Productions is set to conclude this summer, as announced by writer and creator Liam Williams on Twitter today.

Liam Williams says: “It’s been a bittersweet privilege to make this final full series of Ladhood with an unimprovable cast and crew and an excellent new director, Ruth Pickett. Thanks to everyone who’s ever watched or contributed to the programme, not least producer Joe Nunnery for whose hard work and dedication I am almost inexpressibly grateful”.

Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios, says: “We’re so proud of this final series of Ladhood. Liam has created such a special show, and this one is better than ever. Much like the end of school it’s never easy to say goodbye but Ladhood is going out on a high and will live on in our hearts – and more importantly on iPlayer”.

Seb Barwell, Commissioning Editor says: “Ladhood series three sees the joyous teenage larks and rueful mid-life reflections of previous series come together in a perfectly-executed climax that confirms Liam as one of the UK’s sharpest comic minds.”

In the third and final series, young Liam (Oscar Kennedy) stands on the threshold of adulthood, as he approaches the end of sixth form and eyes up a potential place at a top university. All he has to do is ace the interview, nail his exams, and not get side-tracked by the more exciting adventures on offer with his best mates Ralph (Samuel Bottomley), Addy (Aqib Khan) and Craggy (Shaun Thomas). How hard can that be?

As in previous series, the noughties timeline runs in parallel to scenes of Liam in the present day, reflecting on his teenage years in Garforth and trying his best not to make the same mistakes again.

Ladhood (6×25’) is a BBC Studios Comedy Production produced by Joe Nunnery and Executive Produced by Josh Cole, Gareth Edwards and Liam Williams. Seb Barwell is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.

The second series of Ladhood launched in August 2021 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer to audience and critical acclaim with over 1 million iPlayer requests across the run. The third and final series will be broadcast on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in summer 2022.

Series one and two of Ladhood are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

Critical Appreciation for Ladhood

“Based on comic Liam Williams’s adolescence, this Leeds-set series combines nostalgic laughs and Fleabag-style tenderness for the perfect tale of growing up disgracefully.”

The Guardian, ★★★★

“The stultifying reality of a suburban adolescence is evoked in this Leeds-based comedy to brilliantly cruel effect.”

Daily Telegraph ★★★★

“A laugh-out-loud and, at times, moving journey of self-reflection.”

The Sun