I TALK Count Arthur Strong (Series 2)

Now that Miranda and Not Going Out have both ended and Mrs Brown's Boys only returning for specials at Christmas, BBC One are desperate to find a sitcom that rates well.

Luckily Still Open All Hours has proved that it can do just that. The series launched on Boxing Day and became the most watched programme of the day, and episode two rated even higher than the Boxing Day episode.

Another sitcom they hope will rate well is Graham Lineman's (Father TedThe IT CrowdCount Arthur Strong, which debuted on BBC Two in July 2013 will perform well on the main channel as it returns for a second series.

The series began life as a BBC Radio 4 comedy before transferring to TV, and follows the world of ex-variety star Count Arthur Strong, played by Steve Delaney, who is livened up by the arrival of Michael (