BBC One Renews ‘Citizen Khan’ & ‘Big School’

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BBC One’s sitcoms Citizen Khan and Big School will return for new seasons in 2014. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore has commissioned additional runs of both; with Citizen Khan set to return for a third season and Big School for a second season. The announcements were made at a BAFTA event earlier today.

Created by Adil Ray, Citizen Khan is set in the capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham. It follows the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan and his long suffering family. Khan is a larger than life character, a small man with big dreams and strident opinions. Things would be so much easier if everyone just listened to him and followed his lead, but his obsessively house-proud wife and two feisty daughters have other ideas. The comedy series is produced by BBC In-house Comedy and stars Adil Ray as Mr Khan, Shobu Kapoor as Mrs Khan, Maya Sondhi as Shazia Khan and Bhavna Limbachia as Alia Khan.

Created by David Walliams, Big School is set in an urban secondary school and is a comedy about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards. The comedy series follows Mr Church, a chemistry teacher who’s hopelessly in love with the school’s new French teacher, who in turn is being chased by the lothario gym teacher. The comedy series is produced by BBC In-House Comedy and stars David Walliams, Philip Glenister, Catherine Tate, Frances de la Tour, Joanna Scanlan, Steve Speirs and Daniel Rigby.