For any of our readers fancying a busman’s holiday, there’s some good news – The IT Crowd is returning to TV screens for a one-off special.
The show, penned by Father Ted creator Graham Linehan, was a success with critics and gained high ratings. It ran for four series until 2010, and a fifth series has been rumoured. However, while fans of Moss, Roy and Jen won’t quite get the full series, a 40-minute final episode will be filmed.
Linehan tweeted confirmation this week that the show will be reborn one more time.
The programme was a stereotypical/realistic (delete depending on whether you work in IT or not) view of the life of an IT department in a large business. Roy and Moss were the techies frustrated by the total IT illiteracy demonstrated by the rest of the company, while Jen their boss had even less knowledge about anything technical.
The catchphrase, "Have you tried turning it off and on again?", which was pretty much the answer to any request Roy ever dealt with, has no doubt been embraced by many IT workers since the shows aired.
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