Being Human Returns To BBC Three

by Lisa McGarry

Three twenty-something housemates are united in trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with unusual afflictions: one’s a werewolf, one’s a vampire and one’s a ghost, in BBC Three’s sexy, witty and thrilling new series, Being Human.

On first appearances, things seem to be positive and “normal” for the three friends. Ghost Annie is buoyed by the fact that she is finally starting to be seen by ordinary people, rather than just by her housemates. In an attempt to escape the guilt and self-loathing for his previous killings, vampire Mitchell has sworn off blood, determined to kick the habit. Even the neurotic and anxious George is in relatively good spirits, putting his monthly transformation into a rampaging werewolf to the back of his mind to focus on life in the new house-share.

But it’s not long before their supernatural conditions catch up with them.

The vampire world won’t leave Mitchell alone: he’s harassed by leader Herrick and his side-kick, Seth. They ominously warn him that he cannot deny what he is, and should turn his back on humanity to return to the vampire fold.

George considers the house a sanctuary from his condition but promptly tears it apart when he is reluctantly forced to transform into a werewolf at the full moon.

Annie, meanwhile, is heartbroken when their landlord, her fiancé Owen, pays a visit and reminds her of everything that she has lost. After tricking Owen to come back to the house, Annie discovers that he’s got a new girlfriend, ending any hope of her ever being with the love of her life again.

Elsewhere, Mitchell is finding it very hard to stay on the wagon. He arranges a date with a nurse, Becca, and it seems that pretty soon he’ll be feeding again. George discovers where Mitchell is and races to save Becca – but will he get there in time?

Lenora Crichlow plays Annie, Aidan Turner plays Mitchell and Russell Tovey plays George. Being Human also features Annabel Scholey as Lauren, Jessica Harris as Becca, Dylan Brown as Seth and Jason Watkins as Herrick.

Sunday 25 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE