TV news presenter Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is back for a silly but enjoyable sequel.

The off-the-cuff joshing between Ferrell and co-stars Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner hits the satirical bull’s eye when Burgundy and his team join a 24-hour news channel and inadvertently invent the type of news – hysterically jingoistic, triviality obsessed and hopelessly shallow – that now dominates the airwaves.

However, the plot strand involving a romance between Carell’s weatherman and Kristen Wiig’s equally dim office worker is desperately unfunny.

Viewers may get more of a kick from the film’s surprisingly high-calibre supporting cast, with roles for James Marsden, Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford, plus brief cameos from the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen, Marion Cotillard, Tina Fey and Will Smith.