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BBC3 has commissioned a new drama which will focus on the sex lives of a group of 20-something lesbian friends in Glasgow.

Lip Service, a six-part series, is to be filmed later this year.

It was written by Harriet Braun, who created the first series of Mistresses and co-created Attachments.

Braun said: “Based on my own experiences and those of my friends, I wanted to write a sexy, funny and irreverent drama that reflects what it is to be a young gay woman living in Britain today.

“I loved The L Word but it’s high time we saw some contemporary British lesbians, with all the bad weather, trips to the pub and repressed emotions that go with that. It will be as funny as it is pathos-filled, because in my experience that’s how life is.”

The channel is also set to screen a new series of Russell Howard’s Good News, along with a six-part series of comedy-drama Mouth To Mouth.

BBC3 controller Danny Cohen said: “Harriet Braun’s Lip Service offers a fresh new twist on relationships through its exploration of what it means to be a young gay woman in Britain today. I’m very proud to be showcasing these programmes on the channel.”