BBC Three’s Angels Of The North is back - and this time the series steps out of the salon

The BBC Three series that gives viewers a candid insight into life at a real life Gateshead super salon is back - and this time it's bigger than ever before

"We’re growing the Angels Of The North universe, bringing in more people who are connected to the salon to offer a real snapshot of life in the North East for ambitious young people. The series is fun, relatable and full of brilliant personalities and surprising stories” — Rachel Ashdown, Entertainment Commissioner, BBC Three


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As well as following the stylists who work at one of the North East’s best-known hair salons, the series is expanding to feature the fascinating stories of some of the other thriving businesses in the region that are connected to the salon.

Over two successful series, Angels Of The North viewers have got to know the hair experts at Gateshead’s Longlox salon and watched them work, play and work some more. Now they’ll get to meet the stylists’ friends and boyfriends who are part of other successful businesses in the region.

It includes a tattoo studio in Newcastle city centre which is booming thanks to the high standards of its young boss, and a Jarrow boxing gym run by a personal trainer with a passion for helping young people punch their way to the top.

The aim of the expanded series is to provide a snapshot of life in the North East for a group of ambitious, talented and determined young people, and capture what it takes for them to make their family businesses succeed - all while having fun along the way. They have big personalities, plenty of Geordie charm, and the ambition to be the best at what they do.

Made by Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, Angels Of The North will premiere on BBC iPlayer as an eight-part boxset later this year. The first two series have been streamed 7.1 million times on BBC iPlayer. Angels Of The North is a co-commission between BBC Three and BBC England.

Rachel Ashdown, Entertainment Commissioner for BBC Three, says: “Angels Of The North has been a massive success for the last two series so we’re really happy to be developing and expanding its scope and scale. We’re growing the Angels Of The North universe; bringing in more people who are connected to the salon to offer a real snapshot of life in the North East for ambitious young people. The series is fun, relatable and full of brilliant personalities and surprising stories.”

Aisling O’Connor, Head of TV Commissioning for BBC England, says: “The BBC has been clear, we want to better reflect audiences across the country. This series captures the lives of these brilliant young people who live, work and party in the North East. It’s a side to the region we don’t see enough in the media so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to work with BBC Three to grow this great series.”

Antonia Hurford-Jones and Duncan Gray, Twenty Six 03 Entertainment Executive Producers, say: “Get ready for an even funnier and even more addictive Angels Of The North as we bring in some incredible new characters to join fan favourites Sammyjo, Bev and the girls.”

The third series of Angels Of The North centres around the staff of Gateshead super salon Longlox, run by Sammyjo Pearson, 33. Sammyjo leads a team of top stylists all aged in their late teens and early 20s. Their aim is to make their salon the most Instagrammable in the North East.

Joining Longlox as a focus for this series is Pure Ink Studios, run by Shane Guttridge, 28, who has been a friend of Sammyjo since the pair were children. Keeping it in the family, Shane runs three tattoo studios in Newcastle with his dad, while his sister is training to be a piercer. Cameras follow Shane as he seeks to maintain his high standards in his ever expanding business.

Also featuring in this series is the Bilton Hall ABC Boxing club in Jarrow. Among the young boxers is the boyfriend of one of the stylists at Longlox salon. Ewan, 23, is in a relationship with hair extensionist Kallie, 20.

Ewan is hoping to turn pro and is being coached by Callum Larson, 29. Callum is a personal trainer and the third generation of his family to train boxing talent at Bilton Hall. Viewers will see him work with a number of young fighters.

The series promises to give viewers lots of drama and tears - along with the usual Geordie humour. It will premiere on BBC iPlayer in the autumn as part of an eight instalment boxset, and will then debut on BBC One for BBC Three. Filming is starting shortly.

Source BBC Three

May 20, 2021 4:00am ET by BBC Three  


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