BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland have co-commissioned new series Made Up In Belfast from Afro-Mic Productions which follows the lives of the young team behind a local cosmetics brand.

The 10 part series goes behind the scenes in the head office, the warehouse and the customer-facing stores, following employees both in and out of work.

The series is the latest commission from the collaborative partnership between BBC Three, BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen, with past series from this scheme including The Fast And The Farmer-ish, which has been recommissioned for a second series and Stitch, Please! presented by Blu Hydrangea.

Emma-Rosa Dias, managing director of Afro-Mic Productions says: “Northern Ireland has changed a lot since I was in my 20’s – there’s more opportunity, more acceptance and there’s a buzz about the place. I’m excited to showcase this new generation from Northern Ireland as they work hard and play hard to navigate life’s twists and turns.”

Made Up In Belfast was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, controller, BBC Three and Eddie Doyle, head of Commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland. The commissioning editors for the BBC are Clare Mottershead, commissioning editor popular factual and factual entertainment and Beejal Patel, commissioning editor documentaries and Mary McKeagney, commissioning executive, BBC Northern Ireland. It is produced by Emma-Rosa Dias for Afro-Mic Productions and made with support from Northern Ireland Screen.

Pippa Considine

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