BBC Landmark Comedy Season’s Re-Makes
As reported the BBC are to make a brand new series of Porridge, following on from the success of the one off new episode, now considered a pilot, broadcast as part of the Landmark Comedy Season.
So, what became of the others? Before the season commenced the media seemed convinced that Are You Being Served? was sure to be picked up for a new series. Shows how wrong you can be. Despite being panned by critics it picked up 8 million viewers, but it seems that the BBC feel there is insufficient new material to make a full series. Goodnight Sweetheart was a hit with critics and viewers alike but failed to get a new series as did Young Hyacinth.
Who knows perhaps over the coming months things might change.