Remake had me laughing

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Some may think the BBC rehashing sitcoms of yesteryear lazy television and not giving new writers a chance, but as I was free to watch the rebooted Are You Being Served, pictured left, with a new cast, but with the same old jokes, think it’s been one of the best remakes ever and chortled out loud for the whole half hour.

OK Mrs Slocombe’s pussy gags may not be politically correct but so what! Pity the show was only a one off as part of a series of classic comedies to mark 60 years of television comedy. However, still think of the late Binns department store in King Street, South Shields, when I see the characters in Grace Bros doing their stuff.

Ken Johnson,