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.
I Dream of Jeannie
The Beverley Hillbillies
The Addams Family
Car 54, Where Are You?
The Odd Couple
The Good Life
Steptoe and Son
The Liver Birds
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
To the Manor Born
Love The Neighbour
Doctor in the House
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.
There are a few around.
But they’re a bit like the polar bear, a threatened species.