BBC One is cutting back the News at Ten to air BBC Three shows

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

BBC One is cutting back the News at Ten to make time to showcase some of the best BBC Three projects.

Starting on Monday, March 4, the broadcaster will change its late night programming format to create a special slot to air BBC Three shows between Monday and Wednesday every week.

The 'BBC Three slot' will begin at 10.35pm on these nights, launching with the second series of Fleabag, reality-esque dating show Eating With My Ex and a Stacey Dooley fronted make-up competition called Glow-Up, which will air across Monday to Wednesday respectively.

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The change will see the News at Ten downsized from 45 minutes in length to just 35 minutes, including cuts to national and local News and weather – which sounds pretty good to us.

The shorter news show mimics the format the BBC already adopts on Friday nights, when The Graham Norton Show begins at 10.35pm, and the post-news slot will be held by Fiona Bruce's Question Time on Thursdays.

Anyone who's likely to miss the longer news show will also be able to watch Newsnight on BBC Two as well.

Despite moving online a few years back, BBC Three continues to deliver groundbreaking content.

Since going digital, BBC Three shows that have struck chords with many viewers have been Murdered for Being Different, Killed By My Debt and Clique, as well as Stacey Dooley's broad range of investigatory documentaries.

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[Murdered for Being Different]

In future years, BBC Three will air the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Man Booker longlisted and Costa Book Award-winning novel Normal People.

It will also explore "the lure of the far right" in a one-off drama called The Left Behind, air a documentary called Billy Whizz about young double amputee racing driver Billy Monger and play host to a six-part series called The Rap Game, which follows aspiring MCs trying to make it as the next big rap star.

Can't wait!

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