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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I was recently thinking that This is Your Life would be great to bring back, the earlier shows didn't always have famous people but had an interesting life story, including the women whose experiences in the 2nd World War was the basis of Tenko.

    Most of the others would be good, though sometimes having the right hosts had make or break a show.
    I don't remember the early ones of course, but I saw the bigredbook.info website, and I thought that it was nice that they did special shows for those who weren't celebrities but those people who have done wonders for the community - nurses, foster mothers etc. Sir Nicholas Winton and Simon Weston would have been two examples of that. No one would ever accuse TIYL of elitism because of that, even though I only remember the celebrities of course.

    It's a travesty that Sir Bruce Forsyth was never a subject on This is Your Life when he was alive - he would have made an excellent subject considering what he had done in his entertainment career, not to mention so many people from showbusiness would have turned up in the studio as well.

    If it was brought back, then I hope that they do Rylan Clark-Neal as a subject - I think that he is a deserving person.
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    Default Re: what tv programmes should be brought back.

    The Six Million Dollar Man. Which starred Lee Majors.
    Incidentally, I saw him in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode recently called "The Monkey's Paw."

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    Sadly I feel we would never be able to capture the magic of the majority of the programmes we loved from yesteryear if you tried to recreate them today, I think it was very much an 'era' thing, and you just can't create the nostalgic and in some cases 'innocent' feel of those days today. When they try I get excited, but then there is always 'something' missing. But I find it's very comforting being able to dip in to the past and lose yourself there for a while so will keep doing that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemima View Post
    Sadly I feel we would never be able to capture the magic of the majority of the programmes we loved from yesteryear if you tried to recreate them today, I think it was very much an 'era' thing, and you just can't create the nostalgic and in some cases 'innocent' feel of those days today. When they try I get excited, but then there is always 'something' missing. But I find it's very comforting being able to dip in to the past and lose yourself there for a while so will keep doing that...
    This is so true, i sight Thunderbirds as a good example of how trying to re-hash those great old shows rarely works...Thunderbirds was a puppet show! both the recent tv show and the ben kingsley movie were dreadful, it's like trying to re-make Ben hur....leave it alone!!

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    I prefer the CGI animated version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    The Six Million Dollar Man. Which starred Lee Majors.
    Incidentally, I saw him in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode recently called "The Monkey's Paw."
    There was talk of doing a remake & calling it "The Six Billion Dollar Man"!

    The Bionic Woman did have a brief remake with Michelle Ryan, but it didn't do well & a writers strike finished it off.
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    Would Play Your Cards Right work without Brucie? I know that he was one of the main reasons for its success in the 1980s and 1990s, and there was talk about Brian Conley hosting it before Brucie was brought back in 1994.

    The only thing that would be different would be the catchphrases and opening gambits: "you're so much better than last week" would seem so dated as everyone know knows that several shows would be recorded in one day.

    I know that they did bring it back for the Gameshow Marathon, although the original half hour stand was better. Now that Emmerdale occupies all weekday 7.00 pm slots on ITV since 2000, there would be no chance anymore that it would happen even with a new host.
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    I remember there was talk of bringing back Father Ted years ago with Catchphrase host Roy Walker taking over the lead role. Not sure if that would have worked though as Dermot Morgan was so good as Ted. I'm glad that nothing came out of it in the end. It would have been a mistake I think.

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    I feel if shows we remember were brought back they would be updated using todays technology but the shows themselves might not interest kids of this generation and if the programme is too long like longer than an hour.
    they would get bored as i feel kids now not all of them but a lot could not concentrate for an hour or more.
    And also would the person/s presenting them be as good.

    ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES KNIGHT RIDER THAT ATMOSPHERIC THEME TUNE STILL GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS THE SHOW HAS COME BACK AT TIMES BUT DIDNT DO WELL AT ALL NOT A GOOD THEME TUNE ETC.



    Quote Originally Posted by jemima View Post
    sadly i feel we would never be able to capture the magic of the majority of the programmes we loved from yesteryear if you tried to recreate them today, i think it was very much an 'era' thing, and you just can't create the nostalgic and in some cases 'innocent' feel of those days today. When they try i get excited, but then there is always 'something' missing. But i find it's very comforting being able to dip in to the past and lose yourself there for a while so will keep doing that...
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