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It may have been 17 years since Nicholas Lyndhurst last played time traveler Gary Sparrow, but he proved the show was still fresh and funny when he returned for a one-off special. Gary once again found himself in all kinds of trouble with his ladies as he tried to continue his double life. Fingers crossed there will be a full series…
Still Open All Hours
The Roy Clarke sitcom has proved enduringly popular, with Sir David Jason now starring as an elderly Granville who’s turned just as penny-pinching as dear old Arkwright (Ronnie Barker in the original). Sir David has been joined by a fresh supporting cast, including James Baxter as his son Leroy.
The ever-resourceful Solana staff, who include Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson) and Mateo (Jake Canuso), have been making sure everyone’s holiday goes to plan in the hit ITV series. With almost six million viewers tuning in each week, we’re sure there will be many more trips to Spain.
Shakespeare’s comedies may have been short on laughs, but this sitcom, written by Ben Elton, wasn’t, as David Mitchell starred as the legendary playwright. The first rate comedy included Liza Tarbuck as Will’s wife Anne Hathaway and Harry Enfield as Will’s father John Shakespeare.
Would I Lie to You?
The panel comedy show may be 10 years old next year, but it’s lost none of its freshness. Captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack continue to fib away merrily under the watchful eye of Rob Brydon. Guests this series have included boxer David Haye and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.
Birds of a Feather
The classic BBC-turned-ITV sitcom has retained its popularity as viewers enjoy the exploits of Sharon (Pauline Quirke), Dorien (Lesley Joseph) and Tracey (Linda Robson). And there is exciting news that the gang will return soon for a Christmas special, which will see them heading abroad…