What TV show would YOU bring back?

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  • What TV show would YOU bring back?
  • Premier Icon jekkyl
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    If you could bring back one TV show from yester-year that isn’t made any more, what TV show would bring back and why?
    My choice would be Blankety Blank. I remember watching it as a kid with Terry Wogan and was a bit confused by it all. Only looking back on it as an adult it becomes clear that it wasn’t about winning the game at all, it was all about the guest’s wit. I reckon with today’s comedians on there it’d be pretty funny. ‘Supermatch game, supermatch game!’
    Also, they never made the other episodes of ‘The Tripods’ either.

    Anyway, over to you.

    PJM1974
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    Spitting Image. We need it now more than ever.

    hols2
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    Hill Street Blues, remade with better dialogue and higher budgets. It’s hard to watch now because tv has improved so much, but the general idea and themes are still very relevant.

    tdog
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    The original authentic “Catchphrase”

    ready
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    The Adventure Game – DoogyRev!

    +1 for Spitting Image too

    Klunk
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    when rudolf nureyev pulled his tights too high he was caught …. ….. …..

    scotroutes
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    Love Thy Neighbour

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    It’s good but it’s not right.
    Say what you see!

    Yes spitting image would be ace.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    3-2-1 – because the clues were just sooooo obscure.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Take the High Road

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Fawlty Towers. But it’d be rubbish, so actually no.

    The Fast show. Best comedy sketch show of all time. Unlike other good ones e.g. not the nine o’clock news, it wasn’t news/current affairs dependent so doesn’t seem to date.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    The Fast show.

    Fawlty Towers

    Nooo – these are great examples of shows that knew when to stop.  Better to just do a couple of series then quit rather than limping on with the same tired old gags for ever (looking at you, Mrs Brown’s Boys.  Though to quit at the top it’d have to have been pulled before the opening credits of the first episode)

    orena45
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    Kick Start

    You Bet (maybe)

    IHN
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    piha
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    Jeremy Kyle obvs..!

    And MASH, but set in a more modern theatre. I occasionally watch an old episode and MASH is still excellent.

    sharkbait
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    It’s A Knockout – I was only little but thought it was hilarious!

    Spitting Image +1

    brakes
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    Red Shoe Diaries

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Spitting Image. We need it now more than ever.

    Arguably satire is now redundant- as is characture really – how could you exaggerate the features of trump, Bannon, Farage, may, boris or gove for comic effect?

    Theres no bubble for satire to burst anymore. Not with the burst boils we’ve got in politics just now. A public squeezing of their own boils seems to be what people  need to do in order to get elected it seems

    anyway I nominate Jim’ll Fix It. A reboot presented by Jim Al-Khalili and every week he fixes it for someone to be fired around the large hadron collider.- whether they asked him to or not.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    It’s A Knockout

    Ive held in my own hands…. Kilmarnock’s Its a Knockout trophy.

    Some of the Sci Fi shows that would really benefit from modern special effects…like Space 1999 and Blakes 7.

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    The Golden Shot

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Ive held in my own hands…. Kilmarnock’s Its a Knockout trophy.

    Stuart Hall said something similar 😳

    I nominate Tomorrow People

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    hols2
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    And MASH, but set in a more modern theatre.

    MASH went on way too long. The first few seasons were funny, but it was really stale by the end. 25 episodes would have been funny, they ended up making 256.

    PJM1974
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    +1 for MASH being overcooked by the series end.

    Oh and another vote for a modern interpretation of Blake’s Seven here.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Airwolf – still get goosebumps when I hear the music. I’d imagine it’d be crap if I watched it again mind 🙂

    Premier Icon muddy@rseguy
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    Jamie and the Magic Torch.

    Only more edgy, knowing and significantly darker with “adult” themes and a clear story arc, a bit like the reboot of Battlestar Galactica

    MarkBrewer
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    It would be a toss up between Pigeon street and The shoe people I think.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Jim’ll Fix It.

    Only change the name to:

    Bloahard’ll **** It.

    Boom!

    👍🤯👊

    Tiswas ….. best Saturday morning kids program ever!

    I won’t say bring back Errie, indiana. Instead i just wish they had never cancelled it after the first season (and no I dont count the abomination they made a few years later).

    LA to Vegas was also a great modern comedy, should never have been cancelled

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    American Gothic, the original one with Lucas, Meryln, Caleb etc.
    Moonlighting.

    loddrik
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    Hannibal. Definitely needs a season 4. Superb show.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The Adventure Game

    First thing I thought of before I’d even opened the thread. Surely ripe for a reboot with the current rise in popularity of escape rooms? Gronda gronda.

    American Gothic, the original one with Lucas, Meryln, Caleb etc.

    Something I didn’t realise at the time (and was very confused as a result): The show was broadcast out of order, so continuity made very little sense. Like, they’d kill off a character in one episode only for them to reappear as if nothing had happened next week. The curious thing is, they didn’t bother to fix this for the DVD box set, the episodes are on the discs in broadcast order. The show’s finalé is at the start of disc 5, so you get to see how it all ends and then you’ve got another disc and a half left to go.

    Ro5ey
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    Re MASH

    It has been bought back, hasn’t it ? ….. Catch 22

    stevemuzzy
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    Airwolf, blue thunder, streethawk, knight rider – anything futuristic involving vehicles really.

    Torminalis
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    Celebrity Deathmatch but with real celebrities.

    darthpunk
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    Knightmare

    Adults, bigger budget, possibly LSD but that’s not a deal breaker

    I would have also said Kick Start but it would just be fully of kids on KTM’s doing backflips

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