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Matt Lucas And David Walliams Have Revived Little Britain For A Brexit-Themed Special

Matt Lucas And David Walliams Have Revived Little Britain For A Brexit-Themed Special

Matt Lucas and David Walliams have recorded a special episode of Little Britain called Little Brexit.

It will be a one-off episode which will broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - the same place Little Britain was introduced to us in 2000.

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The programme is set to catch up with many of the characters from the original series, specifically to see how Brexit is affecting their lives.

The Guardian reported that listeners will be hearing from Dafydd, Vicky Pollard, Emily Howard, Marjorie Dawes, Mr Mann, and Lou and Andy.

Some of the OG cast members will also be taking part including Ruth Jones and Anthony Head with narration by Tom Baker.

Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Radio 4 comedy, says: "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."

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Matt Lucas dressed as Vicky Pollard (left). Credit: PA
Matt Lucas dressed as Vicky Pollard (left). Credit: PA

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Walliams had previously admitted that a new version of the show would need to move with the times, as he told the Radio Times back in April.

"You'd definitely do it differently," he told the publication. "Because it's a different time now. 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."

The show's transvestite pair Emily and Florence. Credit: PA
The show's transvestite pair Emily and Florence. Credit: PA

When Matt Lucas appeared on Loose Women to promote his autobiography he said that the pair would be unlikely to return to certain characters.

He said: "Little Britain is about 15 to 16 years old now, we all got old. And I think you would do things differently now.

"There was a character who was a rubbish transvestite who said 'I'm a lady'. She was fun at the time but I think we look differently at the transgender community now and it would be very hard to do that now.

"It would be very hard to play characters of other races now and even Marjorie. People talk about that now in terms of fat shaming. We would definitely approach it very differently."

We can't wait to see how they do it.

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Rebecca Shepherd

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