Return to “Being Human” Jan 23rd on BBC3

The highly anticipated (at least by this girl) third series of BBC’s Being Human finally has a premiere date! Mitchell, Annie, George and Nina return to our screens this Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 9PM on BBC3, a week after the US version kicked off on SyFy. After watching the premiere episode, it really doesn’t compare to the original and that’s the last you’ll hear about the American remake from me.

According to series creator, Toby Whithouse this “is without doubt our best series yet.” At the beginning of Series 3, werewolf couple George (Russell Tovey) and Nina (Sinead Keenan) and on-the-wagon-again vampire Mitchell (Aidan Turner) have left behind their former pink digs in Bristol, looking for a new one in Wales – a funky, 70’s style B&B called Honolulu Heights. But someone is missing from their motley crew — Annie (Lenora Crichlow) the friendly ghost, who’s stuck in purgatory looking for help from her friends to escape. We’ll see new friends and enemies alike appear such as guest-stars Lacy Turner (EastEnders), Michael Socha (This Is England ’86), Craig Roberts (Young Dracula), Nicola Walker (Spooks) and Jason Watkins making an returning with a bang return as Herrick.

Cast member Russell Tovey mentions George is “in this place of keeping everything good, everything is fine and going well so let’s not think about the bad things.” Good things being Sinead Keenan’s Nina – who’s “gotten used to the whole thing that she is a werewolf now and she has had a couple of transformations – she is getting used to it and accepting it.” The bad things mainly refer to the missing Annie and worry over Mitchell – who returned from the dark side at the end of series two.

And because things are going so well for George, he thinks everyone else should be happy too. Not so much the case as Mitchell’s friendship with George isn’t as close as it used to be, if you ask Aidan Turner who plays the tortured vampire: “Any time they seem to get together there’s not as many laughs in their relationship, but that’s the way relationships work – they’re variable and change all the time.” But true to his word, Mitchell won’t let those changes stop him from finding a way into purgatory to free Annie and bring her back with the help of Nina.

Speaking of the missing roomie, Lenora Crichlow says that “Annie’s done a 360. When we meet her in series three, she is much more empowered and secure – and I think that’s because the worst thing that could have happened to her has happened.” Or maybe not? Annie likes her routine and isn’t a big fan of change, so the move to the new pad in Barry puts a damper on her spirit. Yes, I made cheesy joke!

Don’t let the kitschy name of their new location lead you to think the show is going all cheesy. I’m very excited to see series three and with huge fan-bases in both the UK and the US, I’m sure you all are too. Whithouse is extremely aware of how important the show is to fans and won’t let you down.

Make sure to check back here on Geek Syndicate as I’ll be reviewing the show on a weekly basis!

To read the full interviews with the cast and crew, check out the links below:

Toby Whithouse | Russell Tovey | Aidan Turner | Lenora Crichlow | Sinead Keenan

GS Reporter: Sharlene

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  1. I watched the Syfy one and have been sucked in, but BBC already has my heart. I can’t wait for the real deal!

    ps what is up with Nina’s huge hair…

    • Sharlene M /

      Maybe they think it looks more “wolfy” or wild? No idea!

  2. MIAH /



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