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

12,962 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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  • Sonya nayun
    Sonya nayun United Kingdom, Rowley Regis
    Feb 25, 2017
    Feb 25, 2017
    Bring it back pls
  • Ray Siddique
    Ray Siddique United Kingdom
    Feb 25, 2017
    Feb 25, 2017
    Love them best comedy ever they must come back on tv please....
  • Rog
    Rog United Kingdom, Solihull
    Feb 25, 2017
    Feb 25, 2017
    Evergreens classic clean comic genius we used to have a Friday afternoon film show at my junior school Sir Henry Parkes in Coventry it was about 1952 was always packed L&H were and still are our heroes.Bring them back the world needs good comic fun with no smut ...
  • David Browning
    David Browning United Kingdom, Newport
    Feb 24, 2017
    Feb 24, 2017
    Please bring those comedy legend's back on BBC thanks.
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