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    Default what tv programmes should be brought back.

    hi everyone.

    ive been thinking lately with so many shows finishing the bill,grange hill etc what would you like to see being brought back.

    i don't mean showing repeats of the old classics as we see them regular.

    but bringing them back with a new cast etc.
    and wuld they be as good with a new cast.
    for example could anyone play the roile of rigsby as well as leonard rossiter did.
    but keeping what made these shows good the theme tunes etc.
    here a few i want back.

    rising damp
    popeye
    dempsey and makepeace
    minder
    the sweeney
    price is right
    blankety blank
    game for a laugh
    the bill
    juliet bravo
    the tripods
    play your cards right
    challenge anneka
    wonder woman
    only fools and horses.
    rise and fall of reginald perrrin
    the young ones
    men behaving badly
    steptoe and son.
    last of the summer wine.


    grange hill.probably not be allowed as you would see kids in there shots or in the pool.

    did minder not come back a year or so ago.
    did not last long did it.

    id think a lot more of todays channels if they tried to bring these back with a new cast etc.
    at least it would show the beeb and other channels where trying to justify what we pay in our telly licence.

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    I think some things are best left alone. If it ain't broke don't fix it, just watch the repeats or buy the DVD's.
    IMO bringing them back with new cast members just wouldn't work, but thats just my opinion

    *If everything was to be brought back,then what would there be to remember?*

    They did remake The Minder with Gary Webster and also different actors have done Last of The Summer Wine case in point it doesn't work

    I also think many a good Game show has been butchered by new presenters
    I quite like Joe Pasquale but his The Price is Right was bobbins and as much as I like Phil and Fern watching their version of Mr and Mrs is like watching paint dry. Oh and dont get me started on Vernon Kay doing All New family Fourtunes!!

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    i can see what you mean by leaving certain programmes alone.
    not trying to re do them.

    and vernon kay doing family fortunes i say bring back bob monkhouse.
    he was the best at it.
    talking of mr and mrs i never knew till you said huggie it had been done before.
    who presented it.??

    and i doubt very much having a new cast say for rising damp would work.
    because no matter who good they where it would be near impossible for them to match the original cast like richard beckinsale leonard rossitter etc.

    but yes it is better leaving them alone not re doing them.
    we have minder as an example.

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    A few off the top of my head id watch if they did a decent rehash would be...

    1.The Adventure Game
    2.We Are the champions...they did recently try a special edition...twas a bit flat and lame and all Health and safety mad
    3.Beat the Teacher
    4.Knightmare
    5.Gamesmaster
    6.Sapphire and Steel
    7.Charlies Angels
    8.Funhouse (pat sharpe thing)
    9.Dramarama
    10. 321

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    talking of mr and mrs i never knew till you said huggie it had been done before.
    who presented it.??
    Alan Taylor and two that I recall Derek Batey and Julian Clary

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroAEROSMITH View Post
    A few off the top of my head id watch if they did a decent rehash would be...

    6.Sapphire and Steel 9.Dramarama
    Love these ideas. Although, did you know that there is a new Sapphire and Steel; it's an audio version.
    And Dramarama! A reall good children's drama strand would be nice to have again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggie74 View Post
    Alan Taylor and two that I recall Derek Batey and Julian Clary
    Yes, as I remember it, Derek Batey would do part of quite a long run, and than they'd go to different studios and Alan Taylor would take over for a period. I'd forgotten about the Clary version.

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    i thought the fall and rise of reginald perrin was already remade, with martin clunes playing reginald perrin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Perrin
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    We can't have Bob monkhouse back Darren as sadly he passed away a while back.

    He was the master of so many gameshows.

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    Default Re: what tv programmes should be brought back.

    There have been plans for The Tripods to be remade as either a film series or for TV, but I'm not sure if it's still in development.

    It's always very hard to recast a part after someone has made it popular, which often remakes have trouble with.

    Personally I'm just happy with repeats, I'm still surprised how many oldies the BBC repeated from about 1988 to 1993 (Steptoe & Son, Some Mothers, Citizen Smith, Reggie Perrin, Butterflies etc), some of which were a dummy run for UK Gold.
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