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Month: March 2016

Stop serving cold Porridge on television (Sunday Express, 22 November 2015)

Stop serving cold Porridge on television (Sunday Express, 22 November 2015)

LOUIS BARFE explores the preference of TV executives to commission remakes of classic series rather than invest in original storylines Viewers used to complain about repeats. Now, the tendency is to reheat, rather than repeat, with cautious commissioners keeping old favourites going long past their sell-by date and ‘rebooting’ the successes of the past. Next year, the BBC marks 60 years since Hancock’s Half Hour moved from radio to TV with its Landmark Sitcom season. The classics will be celebrated…

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