I didn’t get where I am today by remaking 1970’s sitcoms

by Richard on April 23, 2009

I see that the BBC are having a go at re-making Reginald Perrin.

Which raises only one question: for heaven’s sake, why?

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin was an absolute classic, and Leonard Rossiter’s Perrin one of tv’s great characters. What is to be gained by re-making it?

Some things should be left well alone.

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Kim 04.23.09 at 10:38 pm

Absolutelty, Richard - it should be re-shown, not re-made. The times are propitious for it, but as much as I like Martin Clunes, I can’t help but feel (though I hope I’m wrong) that he will turn the desolate Perrin into a character that makes us feel good rather than woebegone.

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Beth 04.27.09 at 12:25 pm

I’m entirely in agreement with you, Richard. This is sheer craziness. I’ve seen a couple of clips, and I’m concerned that it really isn’t going to travel well into 21st century television.

As long as they leave Blackadder alone, otherwise my wrath will be awful to behold.

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Richard 04.27.09 at 2:39 pm

I’m sure they’d never be so foolish, Beth.

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