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Vic and Bob back with BBC sitcom

April 28, 2013


COMEDIANS Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are heading back to the BBC - two years after the corporation axed their surreal panel show Shooting Stars. The North pair will star in a sitcom playing flatmates sharing their home with a stream of unwanted visitors, friends and relatives.

The show, which has a working title of House of Fools, will be on BBC 2 next year for six half-hour episodes.

They said: "We're back where we belong and over the moon about making a series of House Of Fools for the BBC."

The show, described by the BBC as "half an hour of unadulterated Reeves and Mortimer", also stars the IT Crowd's Matt Berry, and Morgana Robinson.

Shane Allen, controller, head of BBC comedy commissioning, said: "I'm extremely proud to bring them back to the BBC in this hilarious reincarnation."

The pair have written and starred in several comedy programmes on British television since 1990, with Vic having made his first TV appearance in 1986.

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