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    I agree with game shows you can get away with a new host, but for other programmes it is never the same if it has been re-cast, no matter how good the re-make is and new actors are. Things belong to a time and should stay as they are and they should put the energy into creating new things.
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    UK Gold is a goldmine for old tv series i love it (excuse the pun)
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    Bring back old shows with a new cast? Nah - that's a silly idea. A show is only as good as its directors and actors/presenters. I agree you can get away with it with game shows - Larry Grayson's Generation Game was as good as Bruce Forsyth's. It's just a question of getting used to it. And yes, Reggie Perrin was recently remade with Martin Clunes. But if you remember the original show, it's never the same. Reggie Perrin was in, of and about the Seventies.

    If there's one exception to that rule, it's Doctor Who - possibly the most successful revival in British television.
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    Yeah Dr Who was designed to change all the time so it works a treat. Very clever of the original writers. It could go on forever.
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    no necessarily only another two regenerations lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balbarian74 View Post
    no necessarily only another two regenerations lol
    That'll be when Dr What steps up to the bar lol
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    Probably best to leave well alone and let our happy memories stay just as they are.
    Just look at the mess the BBC made of remaking Robin Hood, The Day of the Triffids and, worst of all, the appalling travesty that was the Survivors 'reimaging'!

    That said, I probably would like to see Quatermass make a comeback - but only if it respectfully kept the look and feel of the original. The BBC would probably turn the venerable professor into a gay, mixed-race, kung-fu kicking teenager (with a muslim assistant in a hijab), in order to tick their usual quota of politically correct boxes!

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    Hmm i really enjoyed The Survivors to be honest, although id never seen the original so i cant compare. Problem with updates is that for some reason the CGI and special effects team go mad and kill all suspense and horror with lame looking enemy/aliens/explosions etc...just look at the new version of V, it should have been a belter and eventually got a bit interesting but the inside of the spaceships were very badly done.
    If they remade classics like The children of green knowe or The Box of delights i think it would be a travesty, there is no way you can rekindle the magic of the originals even with better effects or better actors look how different the feel was with The Railway children and its updated version.

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    It aint half hot mum - but i cant see anyone being better than Winsor Davies and Melvyn Hayes

    Get some in - "Fag for the Corpral"

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    They dont need to re make them ... i'd be happy if they just repeated them !!
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    There was a partial remake of Quatermass a few years ago using the scripts from the orignal Quatermass Experiment.

    The 4th Quatermass story & the films don't seem to be held in the same regard as the first 3 serials.
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