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Britcoms Reloaded

30 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With the news that Dad’s Army could be headed for the big screen, it’s safe to assume producers are eyeing up the nation’s beloved sitcoms for cinematic fodder. Whatever your view on the topic, converting a half hour of laughs into a feature length gutbuster is nothing new. Broadcasters and their writers made several attempts to cash in during the 70s and 80s with hastily-assembled film versions of classics such as Porridge, The Likely Lads and Are You Being Served?

These experiments never went down in the annals of mirth, but On The Buses (bizarrely-billed as “A Hammer Special Comedy Production”) ran to three movies. Even John Cleese was tempted at one point to create a Fawlty Towers romp with Basil trapped on a plane. Bringing us right up to date are a potential film of Miranda and, coming soon, Mrs. Brown’S Boys D’Movie.

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