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Angry Boys, BBC Three

Angry Boys, BBC Three

Australian comic's new series looks set to offend and amuse in equal measure

Chris Lilley as Gran with one of her juvenile charges in superhero pyjamas

Chris Lilley may not be a household name, but he is well known to comedy connoisseurs. The Australian's work, which he writes, produces and appears in - in several roles, male and female, adult and teenager - is exceptional, and is by turns funny and challenging, offensive and poignant. You may have seen We Can Be Heroes, about teenage identical twins Daniel and Nathan (played by Lilley), and Summer Heights High, set in a secondary school where the egregious fool Mr G taught drama to the self-obsessed Ja’mie (both played by Lilley); now comes Angry Boys, about young men in modern society.

Gran is foul-mouthed and an unreconstructed racist who divides exercise-yard football games into “lights” and "darks”

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