IF you’re a fan of This Country you could get a sneak preview of the new series at a one-off screening.
BBC Three is bringing the series back to its Cotswold roots on January 23 – and tickets are completely free.
Fans will get to see the first two episodes of the new series followed by a Q&A with sibling stars Daisy and Charlie Cooper, producer Simon Mayhew-Archer and director Tom George.
The event, at Bingham Hall in Cirencester, will be hosted by BBC Points West Gloucestershire reporter Steve Knibbs.
Tickets will be allocated though a random ballot. Fans can apply for tickets from 10am today to 10am on Friday 10 January. To apply go to bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/.
Charlie Cooper, who plays Lee ‘Kurtan’ Mucklowe says: “We are so excited to have the screening of series three here in our hometown Cirencester, where the show was created. Some would call it a homecoming but the problem is we’ve never left. Big up the Cotswolds!”
This Country follows cousins Kerry and Lee ‘Kurtan’ Mucklowe through their quiet country lives.
At the 2018 BAFTAs This Country won the award for Best Scripted Comedy and Daisy won Best Female Comedy Performance. More than 33 million people have requested the show on iPlayer.
Stephanie Marshall, head of the BBC in the west and south west, says: “We love bringing national series like This Country back to where they were made. It’s a way of thanking people in the area by giving them a sneak peek before the rest of the UK.
“Amazingly more than 4,000 people applied for tickets to the This Country screening last year.”
The new series airs in early 2020.