The Armstrong & Miller Show – starts Friday 26 October 2007 at 9.30pm on BBC One
Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong reunited for BBC One
Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong, reunited after a seven year sabbatical in hit comedy shows such as The Worst Week Of My Life (Miller), and Life Begins (Armstrong), return to the small screen this October with their own particular brand of sketch comedy in The Armstrong & Miller Show.
Jeremy Dyson, from The League of Gentlemen, joins them as their script guru, bringing together what must be anybody's fantasy sketch team.
Expect a spanking new line-up of characters, among them Brabbins and Fyffe, the filthy alter-egos of Flanders and Swann; the divorced dad, who gives his son brutally honest answers to innocent questions; the inappropriate dentist, who regales his captive audience with tales of swinger parties and the state of his pet dog's prostate; and Tony and Dimitri, a hapless football manager and his Russian oligarch boss.
Wince at the near-the-knuckle instructions of a politically incorrect sat nav, and marvel at the very existence of Pru and Miranda, two fat ladies with the difference that they can't either cook or run Dandy Lion's, their brain-meltingly inefficient vegetarian restaurant in Hampstead.
Add to that nearly a hundred other characters and Armstrong and Miller's exquisite nose for the absurd and you have a show that will thrill their loyal audience from Channel 4 and win over a whole new generation of fans on BBC One.
Lucy Lumsden, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, comments: "The comedy double-act is a rare and wonderful thing and we're delighted to have Ben and Xander reunited in a new sketch show for BBC One."
The director is Dominic Brigstocke, the producer is Caroline Norris and the Executive Producer is Mario Stylianides.
The Armstrong & Miller Show is a Hat Trick production for BBC One.