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

12,973 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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Petition has reached 5000 signatures!
  • Gerry Betts
    Gerry Betts United Kingdom, Leicester
    Feb 28, 2017
    Feb 28, 2017
    I started my love of Laurel and Hardy watching them of mainstream TV, Next generation needs to have that chance.
  • Paul clapham
    Paul clapham United Kingdom, Bradford
    Feb 28, 2017
    Feb 28, 2017
    Watched them all the time growing up and I would love my kids to grow up watching this .
  • Susie Morgan
    Susie Morgan United States, Garland
    Feb 28, 2017
    Feb 28, 2017
    Love love love Laurel and Hardy!!
  • Paul
    Paul United Kingdom, Bradford
    Feb 27, 2017
    Feb 27, 2017
    To Watch these two last thing at night would send you to bed with a smile and wake you up happy.
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