The BBC has ordered a third series of the hit comedy series Miranda.

The BBC has ordered a third series of the hit comedy series Miranda. The comedy stars Miranda Hart and the recent second series proved to be a hit for BBC Two with audiences peaking at 4.3 million viewers.

The programme also won good reviews from critics. However, it appears as though the comedy is about to become the subject of a bidding war with BBC One and BBC Two both keen to air the new series.

“We are delighted that Miranda will be continuing to create fabulous comedy for the BBC,” a spokesperson said. “As yet there have not been detailed discussions about which channel she may appear on.” – Cheryl Taylor, BBC’s comedy commissioner

Starring alongside Miranda Hart in the comedy are Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland and Sally Phillips – all of whom are expected to return for the new run of episodes.

Miranda follows a fictional version of the performer as she stumbles from one life crisis to the next. Is her business working, is she working, is the love life ever going to work. It’s a lot of work for a generally go-easy Miranda. The series also sees Hart talk to the audience, as previously done by Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii and David Jason in A Sharp Intake of Breath. The series also pays hommage to the Perry and Croft sitcoms of the sixties, seventies and eighties by ending with their renowed ‘You Have Been Watching’ closing style as seen on shows such as ‘Allo ‘Allo and Hi-de-Hi.

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