- What TV show would YOU bring back?
“Ain’t Half Hot Mum” – complete with Rangi Ram in blackface and the Sgt Major making homophobic insults.
That would rattle a few cages 🙂
In the same vein; In Sickness and in Health
Spitting Image would just be a current affairs program these days.
Firefly would be ace.Posted 2 months agoholdsteadySubscriber
“Live in Concert”. The BBC used to have a regular late night programme in the mid 1980s where they showed about 50 mins of a band live. These days the BBC appears to squander it’s entire music tv budget on extensive and frequently repeated Glastonbury coverage and the unbearably smug Jools Holland’s programme.Posted 2 months ago
Bullseye, hosted by Johnny Vegas.
Britain’s Hardest Pubs, with Piers Morgan.
The Hitman and Her, with Ben Stokes and Stacia from Hawkwind.
Alice in Wonderland – Alice Beer attempts to read the whole of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece live, whilst ex winners of Only Connect decide which drugs she is given next.
The Late, Late Breakfast show with Frankie Boyle.Posted 2 months ago
Widdecome doing the stunts.pondoMember
+1. Also Superchamps. And C5 used to have a weird, made-up olympics-type thing of odd Euro contests – head-first long jump, high jump into a swimming pool, slalom of blokes running down a steep grassy blank. Can’t remember the name but it was odd and fantastic. 🙂Posted 2 months agochestercopperpotMember
Citizen Smith – 30/40 years on whatever……
Cast – Binners taking the lead role
Binners Wife – AKA the straight talking boss
Malvern Rider – Binners flamboyant city living best friend
Dez B – Creme Brulee style lead singer with a penchant for satin effect bodysuits
Act 1 Scene 1:
Set in the village of Bottomswood voted most up and coming in 2006 by Country Magazine. Binners lives in a 1930’s semi with shared driveway, Mr Greenwood/arsehole nextdoor.
Binners moving boxes of shit from his garage (his missus has been ragging him to shift for the last ten years) into the boot of his pristine, low mileage, white, remapped, 330D estate. He always wanted the M Coupe version but arrrrr well, it’s fast for a diesel, fastest production diesel engine for it’s capacity, shows them boy racer neon lit Corsa’s up at the lights!
The bottom of one of the boxes drops out onto the shared driveway, a hardback copy of Das Kapital and a moth eaten anarchist emblazoned bandana.
The visceral rush of nostalgia almost overcoming Binners, with flashbacks of thick acrid smoke, raining petrol bombs, running, baton charges, interrupted by the dulcet tones of the wife emanating from the bathroom window.
Wife: oiiii the toilets blocked again. When you’ve finished getting rid of that old shit, you better get this sorted before Boon Nam and Arabella come round. The borders need weeding as well, have you been sat on your arse all week watching Sky Sports again?
Binners: (mumbles under his breath) for **** sake those two pretentious wannabes, well Boon Nam is pretty tidy like……. Yes love I’ll get a few bottles of that flavoured gin and hickory chips for the BBQ.
Scene 2: The Tip
TBC……..Posted 2 months agodeadkennySubscriber
Sapphire & Steel has a ending still to be resolved. Could continue it recast as the characters are human projections of elemental forces so could easily appear in a different guise.
But again, it’s old and obscure to most people so any reference to what was would confuse people. Though could do it starting out introducing them afresh but with a mystery to most as to why they were stuck in a road cafe in space (though maybe chuck in a cross over with Doctor Who which made a TARDIS out of such a place!).Posted 2 months agoscuttlerMember
Even as a kid, I always wondered about this – whether the clues were deliberately obtuse so that they could manipulate the outcome.
Week 1: “well, it says use your mettle, and what else is made out of metal? That’s right, it’s the car!”
Week 2: “well, it says use your mettle, and what else is made out of metal? That’s right, it’s Dusty Bin!”
I suspected there was a bit of Hobson’s Choice going on. Even when the clues led you somewhere logical, it seemed fairly arbitrary as to whether ol’ Ted would tell them that’s what the prize was or that they’d just ruled out that prize. Didn’t help that he looked like someone you wouldn’t buy a used car from.
Still none the wiser. Absolute mystery of a telly programme.Posted 2 months ago
Also don’t touch Bullseye – the 80’s outfits, Argos catalogue prize board, and speedboats look sooo much more authentic in cataract-square-o-vision.CountZeroMember
Really? It’s never been a better time for sci-fi.
Maybe if you’re prepared to pay for Prime and Netflix, which I’m not.Posted 2 months ago
Shows I’d love to bring back:
Dead Like Me
Sapphire & Steel could be interesting, with good writers – certainly modern production standards could make it look really good.
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