Watson and Oliver to return to BBC Two

BBC TwoBBC Two has ordered a second series of its sketch show Watson and Oliver starring Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver

BBC Two has today announced that Watson And Oliver, the sketch show series starring female comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver, has been commissioned for a second series by Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two and Cheryl Taylor, Controller, Comedy Commissioning.

“We’re over the moon that the BBC has given us a second series. We’re absolutely chuffed to bits and can’t wait to get cracking on it. ‘Ere it comes and off we go.” – Watson and Oliver

The 6×30-minute series will be filmed later this year and will feature characters from the first series plus a host of new creations. Series Two will be written and performed by Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver, who made their name at the Edinburgh Festival and since, along with their own series, have appeared in a range of comedies and most recently on Let’s Dance For Sport Relief.

“I’m extremely excited that Watson And Oliver’s comic creations will be back on BBC Two next year. It’s reward for their colourful range of characters, their warmth and sheer verve.” – Mark Freeland, BBC Head of In-House Comedy

“I’m thrilled that Lorna and Ingrid will be back on the telly. They’re superb comedy actresses and I love their silliness.” – Robert Popper, Executive producer

The series will be produced by BBC In-House Comedy in association with Popper Pictures. It will be executive produced by Mark Freeland and Robert Popper (Look Around You, Peep Show, Friday Night Dinner).