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Jo Brand's Getting On gets sequel

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Jo Brand's Getting On gets sequel

Jo Brand's 'Getting On' is set to get a sequel.

The 58-year-old comedian is set to reprise her role as geriatric nurse Kim Wilde for the new three-part series 'Going Forward' as she waves goodbye to the nitty-gritty NHS and heads out into the big wide world as a community care assistant on a low pay and an overbearing manager.

She said: "Having failed the auditions for 'Darts Players' Wives', it's lovely to slip into a glamorous lilac nurse's tunic and step into the exotic world of community health care."

The funnywoman will star alongside Omid Djalili as he becomes her on-screen husband Dave, a self employed private hire driver battling long days and grumpy customers, when they only thing they have to take their minds off their demanding jobs is their unfinished extension.

BBC4 editor Cassian Harrison said: "I'm delighted to have Jo and the 'Getting On' team returning to BBC4.

"'Getting On' was a defining series for the channel and I'm really looking forward to seeing how the story has moved on in the intervening years."

'Getting On', which was set on a hospital ward, first hit screens in 2009 and ran until 2010 when, despite popular demand, it was not commissioned for another series.

'Going Forward' will hit screens later this year.