Tyger Drew-Honey is set for another crack at being a documentary maker, after a successful first run of his BBC3 series Tyger Takes On…
The star of hit BBC comedies Outnumbered and Cuckoo told RadioTimes.com that “we are going to do some more documentaries” but currently had “no idea” yet of the subject matter or the format.
Series one ran to three episodes when it was shown in May this year. In it, Drew-Honey examined the subjects close to the hearts of young people with films titled Tyger Takes On Love, Tyger Takes On The Perfect Body and Tyger Takes On Porn.
In the latter he interviewed his parents who both worked in the adult film industry.
Of the reception to the porn programme, he told RadioTimes.com: “It was really positive mainly because I was really honest about things. People said it really opened their eyes, people thought it was funny, but not too funny, it didn’t take the p**s out of serious issues, there was a nice contrast and I think people admitted my honesty and enjoyed them and people have been begging for more.”
Drew-Honey will soon be seen in a second series of BBC3 comedy Cuckoo alongside Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Twilight star Taylor Lautner and said he was keen to make more of that too.
“There is no news yet but I would absolutely love to do it again. I would be so up for it,” he said.
Drew-Honey also joined the growing chorus of opposition to the proposed move of BBC3 online.
“At the end of the day I am not happy with it going online and I think it going online will reduce the audience size quite dramatically,” he said of proposals to make the channel available only on iPlayer by autumn 2015.
He said he had his “fingers crossed” that the BBC3 proposals – which the BBC executive is yet to formally submit –would be knocked back by the BBC Trust.
A BBC source confirmed that BBC3 wants to make a third series of Tyger Takes On… but said that details remain to be finalised.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.