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

12,957 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
    Feb 23, 2017
    Feb 23, 2017
    Pleeeese
  • Joseph Reynolds
    Joseph Reynolds United States, Houston
    Feb 23, 2017
    Feb 23, 2017
    Laurel and Hardy shaped my sense of humor for life. I love those guys.
  • William Simpson
    William Simpson United Kingdom, Accrington
    Feb 23, 2017
    Feb 23, 2017
    Fresh Fi-ish
  • Ian Punchard
    Ian Punchard United Kingdom, Blackpool
    Feb 23, 2017
    Feb 23, 2017
    Most years i introduce someone new to the joy of Stan and Ollie... but its the unbridled laughter of children watching them for the first time.... seeing them its like i can remember how it was for me... they knock most tv comedies out in their first joke... a reshowing of these classics would be a huge ratings winner... bbc2 at 9pm on a Friday night would be fitting.
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