Repeats are fine – but they’ve got to be good (I said repeats are fine but they’re got to be good)

The Monkees. Why no repeats?

I suppose the only way most major tv channels can keep going is to show us repeats. And repeats of repeats.

It would be impossible for them to fund new programming for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (This is what people call 24/7 though I often wonder why they don’t call it 24/365/7 or even 24/7/52)

Anyway, we’re stuck with repeats.

But it’s repeating crap that gets me.

If you’re of a certain age you would probably, like me, prefer if they went back as big in their search for programmes to repeat.

Here’s a list for them to choose from, a list of 60s and 70s classics we never see repeated.

Me? I think I’d go for The Monkees, Get Smart and Mister Ed.

Mister Ed
Green Acres
The Monkees
I Dream of Jeannie
The Munsters
The Beverley Hillbillies
The Addams Family
F Troop
Car 54, Where Are You?
Happy Days
The Odd Couple
Dad’s Army
The Good Life
Steptoe and Son
The Liver Birds

Get Smart: Pity the tv stations don’t

Get Smart

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
Man About The House
Til Death Us Do Part
George and Mildred
On the Buses
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Rising Damp
To the Manor Born
Citizen Smith
Please Sir!
Love The Neighbour
Doctor in the House
‘Allo ‘Allo
It Aint Half Hot Mum

And we haven’t even included the Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Dave Allen, Tommy Cooper and some other really funny comedians.

Funny comedians.

There are a few around.

But they’re a bit like the polar bear, a threatened species.

1 thought on “Repeats are fine – but they’ve got to be good (I said repeats are fine but they’re got to be good)

  1. gerryfloyd



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