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A lost episode of the much-loved BBC sitcom Dad's Army, which originally aired in 1969, is being recreated in animated form using archive audio. There is also a big screen movie remake coming later this year. ©Rex
As part of a BBC Landmark Sitcom Season, writer Roy Clarke is believed to be working on a prequel of Keeping Up Appearances. Apparently a 30-minute episode of Young Hyacinth is being produced with potential to turn it into a series if it’s a hit. ©Rex
Another classic show rumoured to be on the BBC’s radar for the BBC Landmark Sitcom Season is David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd’s Are You Being Served? None of the original cast of this cheeky department store farce are alive following the death of Nicholas Smith in 2015. ©Rex
Frankie Howerd’s Carry On-esque period sitcom Up Pompeii is another show being pitched for a remake in the Landmark Sitcom Season. Although it is not clearwho would dare step in Howerd’s shoes and take on the role of Lurcio.
Ronnie Barker’s prison sitcom Porridge is being developed for a 2016 revamp, based around Fletcher’s grandson who has found himself doing time like his granddad. Johnny Vegas is the current tip to replace Barker in the lead role.
The final classic apparently being lined up for the 2016 Sitcom Season is the feel good 70s series The Good Life. Tom and Barbara and Margo and Jerry could easily be updated for 2016, but could anyone match the chemistry of Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington? ©Rex
The Landmark Sitcom Season will coincide with the 60th anniversary of Hancock's Half Hour transferring from radio to television - on Friday 6th July 1956.
Whether it arrives in 2016 remains to be seen, but the rumour is that Netflix are developing a remake of 1965 cult classic Lost In Space. The writers of Dracula Untold are apparently behind the new series. ©Rex
The Lost In Space series will provide a sci-fi rival for 2017’s highly anticipated Star Trek TV comeback. The untitled new series is the first new Star Trek on the small screen since Enterprise ended in 2005.
Luther creator Neil Cross has revealed that he is currently plotting a comeback for the zany British sci-fi classic Sapphire and Steel. There is no word yet whether either Joanna Lumley or David McCallum would be involved. ©Rex
A Some Mother’s Do Ave Em comeback is also rumoured for 2016 with actress Michele Dotrice (Ooh Betty!) hinting at a reunion with Michael Crawford and Frank Spencer’s beret-wearing buffoon. ©Rex