BBC sitcoms Not Going Out, Mammoth and The Power of Parker to return for new series

Mike Bubbins, Lee Mack and Rosie Cavaliero look into the camera in separate images stitched together

Not Going Out, the longest running sitcom in Britain still on air, is set to make a comeback for its 14th series. Lee Mack (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown) stars in and co-writes the show, which he also created. It follows a fictional version of the comedian as he bumbles, lazily, through marriage and parenthood, armed solely with his wits.

Outnumbered to return after 8-year hiatus for Christmas special

Hugh Dennis (Mock the Week) and Claire Skinner (Coma) will return as Sue and Pete, the parents of three unruly children, who have now fled the nest and are living independent lives as adults.

Tyger Drew-Honey (Cuckoo), Daniel Roche (Just William), and Ramona Marquez (The King’s Speech) will return as Jake, Ben, and the iconic younger sibling Karen.

Outnumbered returns for Christmas special

Outnumbered BBC 1 Xmas

It's been three years since Outnumbered was on our screens, but this Christmas brings us a 40-minute special of the BBC One comedy.

It's Boxing Day and the Brockman family have to carry out a special mission for Grandad. They encounter many problems along the way and if the adults can't sort things out the children will have to. Starring Claire Skinner and Hugh Dennis this is sure to be a Christmas favourite. Hugh Dennis has said: "I can't wait to re-join our TV nucleus, and what better place to experience the full joy of family life than stuck in the family car."

Jack Dee & Archie Panjabi star in Channel 4 satire

Jack Dee, Archie Janjabi, Claire Skinner,

The show lampoons the political communication and social media industry, mocking both In and Out EU-referendum campaigners, as well as the Donald Trump media team and the media team at the Kremlin.

Jack Dee and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) form part of a stellar cast and play part of the pro-Europe ‘Unity Unit’ in Conservative HQ.

Profile: Jimmy Mulville, MD and Co-Founder of Hat Trick Productions

Jimmy Mulville

If you haven’t heard of Jimmy Mulville, the co-founder and managing director of Hat Trick, you will have heard of his shows.

Have I Got News for You, Father Ted and Outnumbered are among the slew of hits the independent production company has made since Mulville co-founded Hat Trick with his future ex-wife Denise O’Donoghue and Rory McGrath in 1986.