BBC Planning "Are You Being Served?" Reboot

No, BBC, just... no!

Downstairs for bad ideas that should never happen. Going down!

The Metro is reporting that the classic British sitcom Are You Being Served? is being remade by the BBC – and fans are understandably outraged.

The comedy will be rebooted with an 'all-star cast' as part of the corporation's 'landmark comedy season', according to Chortle.

The one-off episode will be recorded in front of a studio audience for March 5.

The BBC said: 'Picking up where Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft's much loved comedy left off, the show will bring Grace Brothers and some of the nation's all-time favourite sitcom characters including Mrs Slocombe, Captain Peacock, Miss Brahms, and Mr Humphries back to life with an all star cast.'

You can apply for up to two tickets to watch the recording here.

The sitcom, starring Mollie Sudden, John Inmand, Frank Thornton and Wendy Richard, ran for ten series from 1972 to 1985 on BBC1. The series had a spin-off titled Grace & Favour (also known as Are You Being Served? Again!), in which the characters inherit and run Young Mr Grace's estate.

Fans weren't keen on the idea of a reboot though. Not one bit.

In other BBC news, Dawn French has hinted The Vicar Of Dibley return – only there might be one significant change... it won't feature the people who made it funny!


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