Harry Hill returning as Professor Branestawm this Christmas

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A sequel to last year’s The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm will air on BBC One this Christmas.

Harry Hill will reprise his role as the title character in The Further Adventures of Professor Branestawm, adapted by Charlie Higson from Norman Hunter’s classic children’s books.

> Buy last year’s The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm on DVD on Amazon.

Writer Charlie Higson commented: “It’s very exciting to be making another Branestawn film. It’s great to get the cast back together and have fun in this crazy world.”

Star Hary Hill added: “I’m thrilled to be back playing the original nutty professor, and this time he’s even nuttier than last time.”

Steve Pemberton (Inside No 9) will join the cast as Professor Algebrain.

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Dame Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones) will play Lady Pagwell, alongside Matt Berry as Professor Awfulshirt

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Returning cast members include Vicki Pepperdine as Mrs Flittersnoop, Madeline Holliday as Connie, Simon Day as Colonel Dedshott, Charlie Higson as the Mayor, David Mitchell as councilor Harold Haggerstone, Sophie Thompson as Connie’s mum Aggie.

Set in the quintessential English village of Great Pagwell, the new hour-long special sees Branestawm face money troubles when his bills are literally out of control. In order to try and pay off his debts, Connie suggests he enter the town’s best inventing competition to win a cash prize of £1,854 and a thruppeny bit – enough money to pay off his tax bill. But can he out invent the self-professed greatest inventor in the world, Professor Algebrain?

Watch the trailer for last year’s The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm

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