No doubt there were a few raised eyebrows when it was announced that classic comedies were being remade for the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom season. But if Are You Being Served? (9.00pm) is anything to go by, there’s no need to worry.
Benidorm writer Derren Litten has created a respectful homage, keeping all the saucy double-entendre magic without causing offence.
Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe and Jason Watkins as Mr Humphries get it right, too, interpreting the characters, rather than copying the original stars. Porridge follows at 9.30pm, with Kevin Bishop.