Mr Murphy denies that BBC Three is just a comedy lab for BBC One and Two.
"What was clear six months after we launched was that we were never going to have any real breakthroughs unless we concentrated on a specific genre. And so we absolutely piled into comedy.
"We have had a real run in drama and because the quota is less people don't clock that yet."
"I hope that in 18 months' time people will get the same sense about our drama as they do our comedy - that we do cutting edge British drama."
Monday, August 15, 2005
Stuart Murphy, Controller of BBC Three, interviewed on BBC News.