The BBC not stopping at just a remake of Porridge. They’re also thinking about The Good Life and Are You Being Served.
These are classic comedies and they are of their time. All they'll succeed in doing is tarnishing the memory of the originals.
Many of the things that made AYBS funny are considered too un PC today. The joke where Mrs Slocombe keeps innocently referring to her cat as, “my pussy”, which was completely funny then, surely could not be written into a remake. Or is nothing sacred ?
I'm going to say this once, and once only Gene. Stay out of Camberwick Green!
Rupert, on the subject of classic comedies, I do hope ITV would never consider a remake or updated version of Rising Damp in the future.
I should hope not Vienna!
What our Vienna is irreplaceable lol :) Well put from Saint and the other lads for me just don't see the mileage from remarking classic shows. Sure you can use them as inspiration for new things but as we've all said it never recaptures the same spirit of the original and what made it good to begin with too. Same with a lot of post X Factor pop music imho :(