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David Walliams says Little Britain is ‘definitely’ coming back…

January 23rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Well, I didn’t see this coming.

Actually, given the whole Brexit and Trump obsessed world we live in, I really should, shouldn’t I? Anyway… Little Britain is coming back.

In a new interview, star David Walliams left no doubt, saying Little Britain will “definitely” return.

The series takes a very askew look at Britain through bizarre, perverse and often very funny sketches and characters and was originally a radio series on BBC Radio 4 in 2000 before it was promoted to TV along with stars and co-creators Walliams and Matt Lucas.

It also starred Buffy’s Giles, Anthony (Stewart) Head.

It was recently brought back to radio for a one-off (you guessed it) Brexit special and now it looks like, as before, TV is the next step.

Speaking to The Sun, Walliams said: “I would say there will definitely be some more Little Britain coming. I can’t say when exactly but at the right time and place. It was fun coming back for radio because that’s where we started.”

On the return to radio, he added: “The reaction was great, which was encouraging.”

The series, which existed in the same grotesque British flavour as shows like The League Of Gentlemen would unlikely be made in today’s overly sensitive climate, something which Walliams is aware of and, worryingly, seems happy to bow to, saying he would “definitely do it differently” for today’s audiences.

This was something that Lucas seemed to adhere to in a 2017 interview, saying: “I wouldn’t make that show now. It would upset people. We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now. Society has moved on a lot since then, and my own views have evolved.”

The discomfort and sometimes horror of Little Britain was something that the show thrived on and, arguably, was successful because of and, personally, I feel it should be celebrated and embraced again… we’re seeing a change in humour, where there seems to be a lot of fear, but Little Britain, as said above, came from the same era as The League and The Office: a darker, braver and funnier time.

Let’s hope the dog doesn’t lose too much bite. Sometimes the laughs can be found in the repulsion.


Source: Radio Times

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….