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Old 18-06-2013, 14:59
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In the light of the news that ITV are reviving Birds of a Feather, what sitcoms would you like to see return?

My idea would be a sequel to The Good Life. With Tom and Jerry now died, Barbara and Margot have decided to live together. With Margot's ever present snobbery and Barbara's care free attitude, their personalities clash and lead to all sorts of mishaps and charades. Barbara has long since sold her much loved home and while she no longer is self reliant on everything from peas to jeans, she finds it hard to totally accept a modern lifestyle. Her little plot at the bottom of Margots garden is over-run with baffling growths, while councillor Leadbetter is enjoying her rise from president of the music society to potential president of the local Conservative Party. The sitcom would be called "The Good and the 'Better"

Failing that I would like to see a couple of new Vicar of Dibley episodes.
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:04
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Keeping Mum with the brilliant Stephanie Cole (surely she can do better than Coronation Street) and Mrs Merton And Malcolm. Maybe not generally accepted as classics but in my mind they should be. No chance of either of them being revived though
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:27
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Dad's Army but for fairly obvious reasons that would be impossible
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:30
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The Royle Family as a series rather than just Christmas specials.
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:40
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If I was working for a television network, I'd say no to reviving any old sitcoms.
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:42
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If I was working for a television network, I'd say no to reviving any old sitcoms.
Yep, a sure sign of desperation.
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Old 18-06-2013, 15:46
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Yep, a sure sign of desperation.
You'd have thought ITV would have learned from their latest comedy out-put. In fact perhaps they thought: "Hey, these new sitcoms aren't working for us, how about an old one instead."
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:01
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It's a little late now but I would have loved them to have done a series of 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads' when Terry, Bob, and Thelma were all in their early fifties.

Terry would have matured a bit, Thelma would (one hopes) have softened a bit, and Bob would have relaxed a bit.
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:06
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It's a little late now but I would have loved them to have done a series of 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads' when Terry, Bob, and Thelma were all in their early fifties.

Terry would have matured a bit, Thelma would (one hopes) have softened a bit, and Bob would have relaxed a bit.
Thus removing all the sources of comedy that were present in the original? The answer to "Whatever happened..." would be "they got old and boring".

That's like saying you wanted One Foot in the Grave where Victor had mellowed and took everything as it came, or The Young Ones where they had all grown up, calmed down, got jobs, had kids, shouldered their responsibilities, played golf a lot and become less anarchistic.
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:11
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brittas empire, i feel it could work.

Does anyone know how it ended?
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:35
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I would like to see Love Thy Neighbour or To The Manor Born being brought back
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:35
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I would like to have seen Men Behaving Badly come back when they hit 40. Obviously that has long passed. Perhaps they could revive it with them hitting 50!
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:37
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I would love to see, Till Death Us Do Part.
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:41
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I would like to see Open All Hours revived
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:49
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I would also like to revive

Dinnerladies
Father Ted
Some Mothers do 'ave 'em
The Thin Blue Line
Butterflies
Just Good Friends
2 Point 4 Children
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Old 18-06-2013, 16:57
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Bottom.

It's time Ade Edmondson stopped driving around the Yorkshire Moors pointing at walls and started making comedy again.
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Old 18-06-2013, 17:07
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It's a little late now but I would have loved them to have done a series of 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads' when Terry, Bob, and Thelma were all in their early fifties.

Terry would have matured a bit, Thelma would (one hopes) have softened a bit, and Bob would have relaxed a bit.
It would probably work better now with them as pensioners, James Bolams character still curmudgeonly, growing old disgracefully and beautifully non PC.

However it will never happen as Bolam and Bewes haven't spoken for decades, anyone recall the Ant and Dec remake?
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Old 18-06-2013, 17:11
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brittas empire, i feel it could work.

Does anyone know how it ended?
It couldn't work, unfortunately. The original writers left towards the end of the run (along with Laura) and the new writers ended the show with Gordon waking up on a train to his interview for the job. Everything that had happened throughout all the series' was supposed to be a dream, and all the leisure centre staff were actually just passengers on the train. It was awful.
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Old 18-06-2013, 17:12
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I would also like to revive

Dinnerladies
Father Ted
Some Mothers do 'ave 'em
The Thin Blue Line
Butterflies
Just Good Friends
2 Point 4 Children
Who else could play Father Ted, though? It couldn't work. Sadly, the wonderful 2point4 Children also wouldn't work without Ben (Gary Olsen died in his 40s).
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Old 18-06-2013, 17:14
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Me, I'd like a one-off Christmas special of Goodnight, Sweetheart. The time portal could reopen, or possibly Ron could find a way back again. But who to play the wives...?
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Old 19-06-2013, 08:39
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Anyone remember 'Duty Free'? I'm not sure how many series it ran for....classical farce style...but watchable all the same (currently on repeat, on ITV3). The 4 main actors were all very good. I wonder if a sequel would work..or a revival with new actors?

Also: does anyone remember 'Surgical Spirit'? or 'Dear John'? (I'm showing my age, now). And, I quite liked 'The Liver Birds' back in the day - wonder how that one would work nowadays..
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Old 19-06-2013, 09:03
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It couldn't work, unfortunately. The original writers left towards the end of the run (along with Laura) and the new writers ended the show with Gordon waking up on a train to his interview for the job. Everything that had happened throughout all the series' was supposed to be a dream, and all the leisure centre staff were actually just passengers on the train. It was awful.
Oh good grief, what a shame.
Anyone remember 'Duty Free'? I'm not sure how many series it ran for....classical farce style...but watchable all the same (currently on repeat, on ITV3). The 4 main actors were all very good. I wonder if a sequel would work..or a revival with new actors?

Also: does anyone remember 'Surgical Spirit'? or 'Dear John'? (I'm showing my age, now). And, I quite liked 'The Liver Birds' back in the day - wonder how that one would work nowadays..
LOVED Duty Free.

The Good Life would be mine, however they decided to do it.
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Old 19-06-2013, 09:56
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Having Birds of a Feather revived is just excellent and was and would be always top of my list.I wonder will it be 2013 before we see it though.
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Old 19-06-2013, 12:16
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The one sitcom that I would love to see revived is Blackadder but I know that it just wouldn't work as the actors are all too old and too much time has passed.

I would definitely revive Pulling as it was a huge mistake by the BBC commissioning editor to cancel such a brilliant comedy series.

I wonder if Rising Damp would work with new actors.
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Old 19-06-2013, 12:37
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