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

7,807 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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  • David Hertzberg
    David Hertzberg United Kingdom, Ilford
    Jun 29, 2016
    Jun 29, 2016
    They must never be forgotten
  • Andrew Yakas
    Andrew Yakas United States, San Francisco
    Jun 28, 2016
    Jun 28, 2016
    World TV needs this.
  • Steve
    Steve United Kingdom, Manchester
    Jun 28, 2016
    Jun 28, 2016
    We really need to have Laurel & Hardy back on the BBC. I'm not sure what has changed exactly as the BBC used to always have the licence to show L&H films many years ago. It seems now they have to gets the rights from elsewhere (abroad perhaps) which costs them too much money. Such a shame but I really hope the BBC manages to get the rights back and show them all, especially now every Saturday morning BBC Two has a dedicated slot for the old movies. Showing back to back L&H in this slot would be absolutely amazing!
  • john
    john United Kingdom, Bristol
    Jun 26, 2016
    Jun 26, 2016
    too long away!!!
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