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

12,947 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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  • neil mcnab
    neil mcnab United Kingdom, York
    Feb 21, 2017
    Feb 21, 2017
    Bring back this innocent and ageless humour as an antidote to todays which mocks and sneers.
  • Kevin
    Kevin United Kingdom
    Feb 21, 2017
    Feb 21, 2017
    Excellent petition.
  • trish todd
    trish todd United Kingdom, Glenrothes
    Feb 21, 2017
    Feb 21, 2017
    loved them xx
  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy United Kingdom
    Feb 20, 2017
    Feb 20, 2017
    The best comedy duo to grace the silver screen but I guess that's already been said.
    Should be on TV more so more people can enjoy.
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