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Sorry for your Troubles: Give My Head Peace is back

The Give My Head Peace gang will be returning to our screens next year

JUST when you thought it was safe to start paying your licence fee again, it's been confirmed that 'divisive' Belfast-set sitcom Give My Head Peace will be returning to BBC Northern Ireland next year.

Fans who lapped up 2016's well-received one-off special can look forward to three brand new episodes featuring the north's most dysfunctional fictional family.

Set to air "in early 2018", we'll discover how Da, Cal, Ma, Uncle Andy, Billy and Dympna are coping with Brexit and Gerry Adams's decision to stand down as Sinn Fein president.

Big Mervyn and Pastor Begbie are also rumoured to be involved in the new instalments of the BBC Northern Ireland comedy hit, along with some special guests and new characters.

Anyone who fancies seeing the inside of Uncle Andy's house, visiting flat 47A at Davis Tower or witnessing the really offensive bits of the show that never make it past the lawyers can now apply for free tickets to be in the studio audience for the recording of the latest episodes at BBC Northern Ireland's Blackstaff House.

Allocated by random draw, tickets are limited to two per applicant: those applying will only be eligible for tickets to one show, lest they overdose on hysterics. Apply now at BBC.co.uk/showsandtours, the deadline for applications is Tuesday December 19 at 10pm.

Recordings will take place on Sunday January 7, Monday January 15 and Sunday January 21.

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