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Graham Linehan announces a one-off special of The IT Crowd

Try turning it off and on again
Thu May 09 2013, 16:10

FOR OUR READERS who fancy a busman's holiday, there's some good news. The IT Crowd is set to return to TV screens for a one-off special.

Penned by Father Ted creator Graham Linehan, the show was a critical success and gained high ratings. It ran for four series until 2010, and a fifth series was rumoured. However, while fans of Moss, Roy and Jen won't get the full series, a 40-minute final episode will be filmed.

Linehan tweeted an announcement this week that the show will be reborn for one more time.

The programme was a stereotypical or 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 adopted by many IT workers since the shows aired. µ


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