BBC Three gets ready to party with new LGBTQ+ reality series
James R | On 03, Apr 2021
BBC Three is getting ready to party with a new reality series following a team of LGBTQ+ party planners.
BBC Three has commissioned The Big Proud Party Agency from Northern Ireland production company Alleycats. The six-part half-hour series will see the professional party agents plan extravagant events, from inspiration to celebration, for different party stars with something important to commemorate.
The agents are given a brief and then have to pitch their idea before one is chosen, with the party star’s best friends on hand throughout to help pull off a memorable night.
The party agents are accomplished professionals and include cultural producer and event curator Ryan Lanji, model and businesswoman Teddy Edwardes and party architect Christopher Mills. Each of them will bring their own expertise and unique creative vision to the events, as they work together to make a bash to remember for the party star and their friends.
Ryan is an active public figure in the LGBTQ+ community who believes in raising awareness and visibility by creating culture, championing creativity and causing opportunity. This led him to create a Queer Bollywood Hip Hop night – which has received global attention – and which champions Queer/Creative South Asians.
Christopher has been planning luxury parties for over a decade and is the founder of his own studio. Creative and flamboyant with a custom wardrobe, Christopher takes pride in making perfect events and has organised lavish parties for the rich and famous.
Teddy is an advocate for queer women and runs an event solely for women and non-binary people in order to create a safe and relevant space for Gay, Bi, Queer and Trans women. In three years it has grown from a monthly club night to being housed in a fully-fledged London venue, selling out 2,000 tickets in advance every month.
Des Henderson, Alleycats, says: “At Alleycats we’re all about celebrating individuality and we’re thrilled to be bringing fabulous queer parties to life on BBC Three.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “We first heard about this idea through our partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen and loved it so much we had to bring it to series straight away. After a year with no parties, The Big Proud Party Agency is here to bring the BBC Three audience some much-needed joy.”