Crackerjack ! To Return
The BBC have announced they are bringing back kids favourite Crackerjack ! Thirty five years after it was last on our TV screens.
Announced yesterday in a blaze of publicity, it even made the evening news bulletins, the BBC said the new show would be “revitalised for today’s connected generation, giving them an all-round, interactive experience”.
Comebacks seem to be all the rage, in recent years with the BBC turning to it’s classic back catalogue for new program ideas. Perhaps building on the success of Doctor Who. However comebacks don’t always work. Attempts to revive The Generation Game have so far failed to hit the right note with audiences.
Could Bergerac Be Returning ?
A new series of classic TV crime drama Bergerac is being developed, it has been announced.
Set on the island of Jersey, the BBC programme ran for nine series from 1981 until 1991.
The police drama starred John Nettles as complex detective sergeant Jim Bergerac, who later became a private investigator.
The show is being revived by Artists Studio, backed by Endemol Shine UK, and Westward Studios.
Artists Studio’s executive producer Gub Neal said the remake would be updated to deal with “contemporary stories” and would boast a “strong serial spine”.
The production company is developing the reboot as “a potential future commission”.
There is no word on who would play the lead role of Bergerac.
These news items prove that there is a real appetite for classic TV and perhaps for all the multi channel TV we have today an oldie is still a goldie. Our own statistics show that when we run a post on a vintage show whether it’s sitcom or drama the vintage has up to five times the interest.