BBC One hit 'Come Fly With Me' to return with second series later this year


BBC One's hit mockumentary comedy 'Come Fly With Me' has been commissioned for a second series, it has been reported. The 30 minute show - which stars former Little Britain duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams - is due to start again later this year after a successful six episode run came to an end on Thursday.

The programme sees Lucas and Walliams play a number of airport characters in a swipe at early 00's reality shows 'Airport' and 'Airline'. The series launched to more than 12 million viewers on Christmas Day last year but quickly found itself in the middle of controversy when complaints about a number of the ethnic characters were made.

Despite the teething problems however the series has been one of the BBC's hit shows, achieving more than 6 million viewers on each airing since moving to its new Thursday night slot at the start of the month.

BBC comedy chief Mark Freeland said: "After such a flying start on BBC1, it's great news that Matt and David will once again be filling the check-in desks, departure lounges and cockpits with their wonderful and weird characters."