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RJG255 posts since 29 Jun 2006
Border (Scotland) Reporting Scotland
westy2 posted:
Surely one reason of rehashing scenes from TV series into movies, is that it appears to be cheaper to repeat the films than the actual TV series.

Before the likes of UK Gold, Granada Plus, ITV 3 etc, when did you see certain sitcoms repeated en masse?

I think it depends on the series - repeats of Dad's Army have been regular fixtures of BBC1/2 ever since it was made, long before the archive channels existed (and isn't it also a regular feature of the 'backup' schedule to air when a live programme goes kaput?). Yet I can't remember the last time the film was shown (awaits the inevitability that it got aired 2 weeks ago!). For other sitcoms the reverse is true (particularly On The Buses, although it's not an example I like to use as I don't believe it's as simple as a BBC/ITV split).


The Dad's Army feature film was aired relatively recently....either late last year, or early this. But the TV series itself has, as has been suggested, been a "regular fixture", especially in more recent years. It's interesting that On the Buses gets fairly regular repeats on ITV3 these days, but other series of similar vintage e.g. Please Sir, Father, Dear Father and And Mother Makes Three are much less in evidence, especially the latter two, which seem to have slipped "below the radar".
Westy24,345 posts since 4 Jan 2003
As I said previously, I asked ITV3 about repeating the Doctor series & they wont now as its too unPC now.

I could try the latter you mentioned, but I suspect theyre too 'below the radar' plus they are Fremantle shows rather than ITV 'in house' shows.

If only we knew what is worth asking about!

We know 'Love Thy Neighbour' & the Doctor series are out.

David Jason Itv 70's comedy stuff is out as he doesnt want it shown.

What does that leave us with?

Have to have a think.
Robert Williams745 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
westy2 posted:
Surely one reason of rehashing scenes from TV series into movies, is that it appears to be cheaper to repeat the films than the actual TV series.

Before the likes of UK Gold, Granada Plus, ITV 3 etc, when did you see certain sitcoms repeated en masse?

I think it depends on the series - repeats of Dad's Army have been regular fixtures of BBC1/2 ever since it was made, long before the archive channels existed (and isn't it also a regular feature of the 'backup' schedule to air when a live programme goes kaput?). Yet I can't remember the last time the film was shown (awaits the inevitability that it got aired 2 weeks ago!). For other sitcoms the reverse is true (particularly On The Buses, although it's not an example I like to use as I don't believe it's as simple as a BBC/ITV split).


The Dad's Army feature film was aired relatively recently....either late last year, or early this. But the TV series itself has, as has been suggested, been a "regular fixture", especially in more recent years.

The film seems to be as much a fixture of the schedules as the television series - aired seven times in the last six years: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007bd2d/broadcasts
RR259 posts since 4 Jan 2003
There was something about the tax codes?


Yes - there was the Eady level on cinema admissions, at least a portion of which could be retained by the distributor if it was invested in UK production. For whatever reason, it seems that a lot of this went either into sitcom remakes or (very) soft porn comedies in the 1970's. I guess that is what the film companies thought audiences were into at the time.