Little Britain to return for one-off radio special, Little Brexit

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Matt Lucas and David Walliams will reunite to bring Little Britain back to Radio 4 this year, it's been announced.

For the first time in almost a decade, the pair will revive their iconic radio turned TV series.

Little Britain first started on Radio 4 in 2000 before moving to screen on BBC Three and later BBC One.

A Brexit-themed special episode of Little Britain, called Little Brexit, will broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 31 October.

The BBC teased: "The programme will catch up with many of Matt and David’s much-loved characters to see how the hottest topic of modern British history is affecting their lives. Characters we’ll be hearing from include Dafydd, Vicky Pollard, Emily Howard, Marjorie Dawes, Mr Mann, and Lou and Andy."

Joining Matt and David will be original cast members Ruth Jones and Anthony Head, as well as iconic narrator Tom Baker.

Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Radio 4 comedy, said: "Matt Lucas and David Walliams are uniquely talented writers and performers as well as one of the UK’s most loved comedy duos.

"It’s a privilege to have them back on Radio 4, where Little Britain first began almost 20 years ago."

You can listen to BBC Radio 4 live online and catch up on shows via the BBC website.

Speaking last year, David said any potential Little Britain revival would be very different today.

He told the Radio Times magazine: “You’d make any comedy differently. We started working on Little Britain nearly 20 years ago, because it was on radio first.

“It’s hard to say specifically how it would be different. There’s all kinds of tolerances that change. People understand people’s predicaments more now.

"Maybe it’s, ‘We see this differently, we’ve got more information,’ and it would be a different type of joke.”

Little Britain's TV series is available online and on DVD via Amazon.

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