All good things, as the saying goes, must come to an end, and for fan's of hit Britcom Peep Show - a show which has now cemented its place as Britain's Channel 4's longest running television series - the old adage will be ringing truer than ever in 2014.
David Mitchell and series co-star Robert Webb will be reprising their roles as the uptight Mark and his slacker best friend Jeremy for the final time this year, as the iconic show - oft-celebrated for its incredible and unrelenting barrage of cringe humour - enters its ninth and final season for a six episode farewell to the fans who have spent the last decade watching Mark and Jez's exploits.
Despite a reasonable amount of critical acclaim and a strong cult following, Mitchell feels that the time has finally come to say goodbye to two characters who have become ingrained in the national psyche for their bleakly accurate portrayal of life in England's capital. In an interview with Digital Spy, the thirty-nine year old appears very matter-of-fact about the final chapter of his career's most successful endeavours.
"They're getting older, you know, and they're a bit old to be sharing a flat together," he opines, before adding that he feels it's better to end it now rather than drag out for too long and "jump the shark". Whatever happens, though, there are a whole lot of people eagerly awaiting the farewell season of Peep Show, and those people will certainly be sad to see it go.