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Sketch Show and 2DTV to return

ITV has ordered second series of The Sketch Show and animated satire 2DTV.

Jim Tavare, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Ronni Ancona and Karen Taylor will all return for another eight episodes of the well-received Sketch Show late next year, reports.

The show was originally commissioned by the BBC, but they turned it down after a pilot, and chose to broadcast TV To Go instead.

Made by Avalon and Steve Coogan's company Baby Cow, The Sketch Show how went out after News At Ten - and was repeated on Sunday afternoons.

Avalon also produced 2DTV, which was created by former Have I Got News for You producer Giles Pilbrow.

The ten-minute show lampooned public figures such as Victoria Beckham, Tony Blair and Prince William. It, too, will return in autumn 2002.

Published: 6 Dec 2001

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