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The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

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

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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. ®

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