Hart to Hart

BBC orders a second series of Miranda

BBC Two has ordered a second series of Miranda Hart’s self-titled sitcom.

The star revealed the news on her Facebook page, updating her status to read: ‘ Got a second series. Feel very lucky. Apart from fact BA gone on strike when I am planning to go to Australia.’

The sitcom built an audience over its six-week run, which ended last week, starting with a solid 2.4million, but achieving 3 million by this month, although last night's episode was back down to 2.6 million

Its old-fashioned charm – relying on farce and slapstick – was also well-received by critics, with one reviewer writing: ‘[Miranda] might even be the reincarnation of Tommy Cooper’.

The BBC has now confirmed the commission, with comedy commissioner Cheryl Taylor saying: 'It's rare that a debut series provokes such an ecstatic response and we are delighted that Miranda's special brand of warm and distinctive Comedy will be back to delight audiences again next year.'

Published: 15 Dec 2009

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