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Please show Laurel and Hardy on mainstream TV again so the next generation can enjoy them.

7,632 Signatures Goal: 10,000

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardys' inspiration can be seen in many of today's (and yesterday's) comedians. Almost 100 years since they first graced our screens, their movies are still loved worldwide by audiences of all ages and as recent cinema screenings of their films throughout the UK proved, the boys still have a massive following in the UK.


So why are they rarely seen on mainstream television these days?

If we can get enough signatures on this petition to prove that the public want to see Laurel and Hardy films on mainstream television again, then TV Executives will listen.

BBC Films recently announced their involvement in the forthcoming Laurel and Hardy biopic 'Stan and Ollie' which has been written by Jeff Pope and will be directed Jon S Baird. Steve Coogan is lined up to play Stan Laurel and John C Reilly will play Oliver Hardy. It seems to be a no-brainer for the beeb to run a season of Laurel and Hardy shorts in the lead up to the biopic. Just like they used to do back in the 70's and 80's. It would introduce younger generations to the works of the real Laurel and Hardy before the biopic is released.

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Ross Owen

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 21, 2016
    May 21, 2016
    I've loved, Laurel and Hardy, my whole life life and I would love my children and grandchildren to see good clean comedy at it's Best!!!
  • Michael Read
    Michael Read United Kingdom, Wolverhampton
    May 21, 2016
    May 21, 2016
    My grandchildren would love them.
  • Maryann landerie
    Maryann landerie United States, Glendale
    May 20, 2016
    May 20, 2016
    I miss those old shows. The best ever!
  • Jacqueline Lynch
    Jacqueline Lynch Ireland, Dublin
    May 17, 2016
    May 17, 2016
    It would be an opportunity not to be missed if the BBC did not a least show one or two of the best Larry and Hardy movies after this biopic. The TV viewing public to quote Ollie would say 'That's a Good Idea!'
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