Another weekend television and showbiz news round-up in brief with ATV Today’s Mike Watkins.
Tag "on the buses"
Sitcom Heaven this past weekend at Elstree Studios saw some well-known television stars of the 1960’s & 70’s reunited.
Actor Kenneth Gilbert, best known for roles in Doctor Who, Edward VII and a recurring role in soap Crossroads (pictured) has died aged 84.
BBC One quiz show Pointless returns with a raft of well known faces for primetime episodes of Pointless Celebrities this April in a series of themed shows, guests from the worlds of sport, comedy, television and music will be taking on the Pointless challenge in the hopes of winning for their chosen charities.
Broadcaster to follow bus company in the North. No Channel 5 are not planning a remake of the London Weekend Television classic sitcom, instead the broadcaster has commissioned an eight part series about a family run bus company operating in Hull, Scarborough and the surrounding areas.
Kevin Laffan may be best known as the man who created Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale Farm, however he also provided the scripts to many other productions including movie The Best Pair of Legs in the Business which is to be released on DVD later this month.
Yesterday it was announced that digital channel Gold was reviving the iconic political comedy Yes, Prime Minister – perhaps there couldn’t be a better time for a revival of the series suggests Doug Lambert in this edition of Editor Reports.
There has been a number of books over the years that have taken a look at popular ITV comedy On The Buses, but author Tex Fisher has produced what is regarded as one of the best, if not the best, about the classic series and films.
ATV Today salutes London Weekend Television’s classic sixties and seventies sitcom On the Buses, which proved a big audience draw for ITV.
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have joked they want to remake the LWT comedy On The Buses.