Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s sitcom House of Fools will be returning to MediaCityUK for a second series, it was confirmed today.
At the Salford Comedy Festival, controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen said that the BBC In-house Comedy production, in association with Pett Productions, will be given another outing on BBC Two.
Produced by Lisa Clark (Pett) and executive produced by Pete Thornton, it will again be filmed in front of a live audience at MediaCityUK.
Set in Bob’s home, the series will again see uninvited lodgers, visitors and guests who constantly fill the house and wreak havoc. Beef (Matt Berry), Bosh (Dan Skinner) and Julie (Morgana Robinson) will all return.
Vic and Bob said: “We are overjoyed and thankful to our great corporation for their diligence in this matter.”
Allen added: “House Of Fools is a much-needed big old rainbow of daftness in a world that is too grey and sensible. Those two lovable twits work very hard at making something that looks so effortlessly silly and it’s a thrill to know there’s plenty more where that came from.”
Mark Freeland, controller of fiction and entertainment, said: “Vic and Bob are one-offs. Thank the gods of comedy and BBC Two that House Of Fools isn’t.”