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This article was published on April 16, 2014

    BBC Three will premiere all six episodes of Chris Lilley’s new comedy on iPlayer

    BBC Three will premiere all six episodes of Chris Lilley’s new comedy on iPlayer
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

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    As BBC Three prepares to become an online-only destination from next year, the UK broadcaster is already making moves to position the Web-based incarnation ahead of the offline ‘linear’ broadcast channel.

    In a Netflix-style move, all six episodes of Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga, a new series from the same writer behind the magnificent Angry Boys and Summer Heights High, will be made available on iPlayer from May 2 for a 48-hour period.

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    It will then be broadcast through the traditional televisual conduit from May 8. The move constitutes part of an international simulcast with ABC Australia’s iPlayer-style iview service.

    BBC Three to premiere entire series of Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga on BBC iPlayer | [Press Release]