Kurupting the Industry: BBC Three announces People Just Do Nothing documentary
James R | On 20, Jul 2021
The Kurupt FM boys are heading to the big screen this August, with their feature film, People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan. While they set their sights on cinema screens, though, the boys will be returning to BBC Three as well for a new documentary showcasing the mockumentary’s rise from web series to BAFTA award-winning comedy.
Created by and starring Allan Mustafa, Asim Chaudhry, Hugo Chegwin and Steve Stamp and made by Roughcut TV, People Just Do Nothing follows a group of aspiring MCs and DJs as they run pirate radio station, Kurupt FM. The pilot episode first premiered on BBC iPlayer in 2012, followed by five hit season and BAFTA TV and RTS awards for Best Scripted Comedy and, now, their first feature film.
Kurupting the Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story will feature interviews with Allan Mustafa (MC Grindah), Asim Chaudhry (Chabuddy G), Hugo Chegwin (DJ Beats), Steve Stamp (Steves), Dan Sylvester (Decoy), Lily Brazier (Miche), Ash Atalla (Executive Producer), Jon Petrie (Producer) and Jack Clough (Director). People Just Do Nothing superfans Clara Amfo, Martin Freeman, Dizzee Rascal and Kurupt FM collaborator Craig David will also share their favourite memories and moments from the series and offer their insights into what has made the show such a success.
Ash Atalla, Executive Producer, says: “With the Big in Japan movie coming out it felt a good time to look back at our People Just Do Nothing story. And who knows, next year maybe we’ll release a documentary about this documentary.”
People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan will premiere in cinemas on 18th August 2021. Watch this space for a confirmed UK air date for Kurupting the Industry.