Feeds

The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

Hello, IT, have you tried turning it off and on again?

Top three mobile application threats

Cult comedy the IT Crowd is set to return to our screens for one last hurrah, with filming for a final episode understood to start in weeks.

According to comic book website Bleeding Cool, the script was written last year and the cast are about to assemble to film one last 40-minute show.

IT Crowd creator Graham Linehan announced plans for the hit TV sitcom to return to our screens during a question-and-answer session at the re:publica festival in Germany.

The cult classic ran for four series between 2006 and 2010 and starred Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry.

Since the show went off air, the star's careers have gone nuclear. Chris O'Dowd, who played frustrated techie Roy in the Lineham sitcom, is now a bona fide Hollywood star who recently appeared in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up sequel This Is 40.

Richard Ayoade, who played crazy-haired social outcast Moss, won a Bafta nomination for his directorial debut Submarine, a black comedy set in a Welsh village, while Katherine Parkinson, who appeared as geek heart-throb Jen, has taken on starring roles on British stage and screen.

Matt Berry, who entered the series as the son of foghorn-voiced MD Reynholm, went on to voice several adverts, including one for Volvic water, and continues to write music.

In the very first episode of the IT Crowd, Roy answers the phone and immediately offers the immortal advice: "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

It's never failed us. ®

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.