DirecTV Gets BBC Three’s Uncle

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
DirecTV Gets BBC Three’s Uncle

It is a new dawn in the age of television, as British shows are making its way into American television, from shows such as the science fiction “Doctor Who” and  “Sherlock,” to remakes such as the upcoming David Tennant  crime drama, “Gracepoint.” Each of the shows is distinct and has earned a place in the viewers’ hearts.  Now, another British television show comes to America. According The Hollywood Reporter, the cable network DirecTV just acquired the BBC Three series, “Uncle.” Read on to learn more about this story.

BBC Three’s “Uncle”  tells the story of a 30-year-old childlike musician named Andy, who is constantly in and out of work. His world changes all of a sudden when his sister blackmails him to take care of her son and his nephew. In the process, Andy forms a bond with his 12-year-old nephew and learns lessons about the importance of family. The show is currently in its first season and has begun its run in December 2013.


The British show stars Nick Helm as the titular uncle, Elliot Spencer-Gillot plays Errol, his nephew, and Daisy Haggard portrays Andy’s sister.

The show will air on DirecTV, who is thrilled to have this original and fresh project on its roster. It is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. on DirecTV. However, as of the moment, there is no announcement with regards to the casting. This is the second comedy that the cable network has added to their lineup, as it has finished wrapping up its production for their first comedy “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight.” The network is hoping that the British comedy will be able to partner up well with  “Uncle.” And that’s the scoop on DirecTV’s acquisition of BBC Three’s “Uncle.” For more news and updates about your favorite movies and television shows, keep on following Movie News Gude (MNG).

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