Come Fly With Me gets a second series

Saturday 29th January 2011 @ 11:30am by Ian Wolf

Come Fly With Me. Image shows from L to R: David Walliams, Matt Lucas. Image credit: Little Britain Productions.Come Fly With Me, the BBC One mockumentary comedy series starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams has been recommissioned for second series.

The BBC Comedy Blog revealed today that a second series has been ordered by the new controller of BBC One, Danny Cohen, and controller of comedy commissioning, Cheryl Taylor. However, it is not yet known when the series will be filmed because Lucas and Walliams have other commitments.

Cohen told the blog: "Come Fly With Me has been a huge hit with audiences. I can't wait to see what Matt and David will do with the second series."

Co-executive producer of the show, Mark Freeland added: "After such a flying start on BBC One, it's great news that Matt Lucas & David Walliams will once again be filling the check-in desks, departure lounges and cockpits with their wonderful and weird characters."

Although it was met with mixed press reviews and attacked by some for not being politically correct, Come Fly With Me has been deemed a success by the broadcaster. The first episode, broadcast on Christmas Day, was the most watched comedy programme in 2010, and the six-part series maintained an audience of over 5 million throughout its run, impressive ratings for any TV show.

Come Fly on the Wall, a look back at the making of Series 1, will be broadcast on Tuesday 8th February.


Our Guide to 'Come Fly With Me'

 

Latest News

Katherine Parkinson to star in ITV sitcom pilot

Katherine Parkinson to star in ITV sitcom pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Tompkinson and Ralf Little are to star as mismatched housemates in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV.

Julia Davis creates new pilot for Channel 4

Julia Davis creates new pilot for Channel 4

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host for Channel 4, called Morning Has Broken.

Dom Joly to re-make Trigger Happy TV in America again

Dom Joly to re-make Trigger Happy TV in America again

Dom Joly is reportedly having a second go at re-making his hidden camera show Trigger Happy TV for American audiences.

Dave orders a second series of Ross Noble Freewheeling

Dave orders a second series of Ross Noble Freewheeling

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees stand-up comedian Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return to channel Dave.

Frankie Boyle to star in wildlife documentary sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle to star in wildlife documentary sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wild Life, a new sitcom pilot about a TV documentary crew that is aiming to film wolves in Sweden.

British Forces Broadcasting Service launches sketch show

British Forces Broadcasting Service launches sketch show

BFBS Radio, the station set up to broadcast to British armed forces around the world, is launching a new sketch show called Damn The Torpedoes!.

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.