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Which Of These British TV Shows Need To Make A Comeback?

And which should be abandoned and left for dead?

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  1. 1. The Crystal Maze.

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    Chatsworth Television / Channel 4

    The game show, which consisted of people tackling difficult tasks in five different zones while you shouted at the television, was on Channel 4 from 1990 to 1995.

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    Yes, bring it back.
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    No thanks.
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1. The Crystal Maze.
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    Yes, bring it back.
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    No thanks.

2. The Bill.

The criticially acclaimed longrunning ITV police drama was full of people shouting "YOU'RE NICKED." It was on for 27 years, starting in 1984 and ending in 2010.

  1. The show ended in 2005. Should it come back now?

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    Yes, bring it back.
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    No thanks.
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The show ended in 2005. Should it come back now?
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    Yes, bring it back.
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    No thanks.
  1. 3. Skins.

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    Company Pictures / Channel 4

    The drama with characters who had a sex life you massively envied, which had several cast overhauls. It started in 2007 and ended with three specials in 2013.

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    Yes please.
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    No thanks.
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3. Skins.
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    Yes please.
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    No thanks.
  1. 4. Skins: if you voted yes, which generation should it be?

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    First generation
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    Second generation.
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    Second generation.
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    Third generation.
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    Third generation.
    Channel 4 / Company Pictures
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4. Skins: if you voted yes, which generation should it be?
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    First generation
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    Second generation.
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    Third generation.
  1. 5. The Big Breakfast.

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    Planet 24 / Channel 4 / youtube.com

    It was a completely random, loud, improvised and anarchic Channel 4 show. It started in 1992 and ended in 2002, replaced by Frasier repeats.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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    Sorry, never heard of it.
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5. The Big Breakfast.
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    Sorry, never heard of it.
  1. 6. Robot Wars.

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    Mentorn / BBC / youtube.com

    Robot Wars was a show where a funk DJ introduced remote controlled pieces of metal hitting each other repeatedly. It began in 1998 and ended in 2004.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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6. Robot Wars.
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    Yes.
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    No.
  1. 7. Blind Date.

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    Blind Date was a less slutty Take Me Out. Presented by Cilla Black, you could find it on nearly every Saturday between 1985 and 2003.

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    Yes.
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    NO. BURN IT IN HELL.
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7. Blind Date.
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    Yes.
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    NO. BURN IT IN HELL.

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow.

The kids' show that consisted of food fights, the "bogies" catchphrase, and caused a number of upset parents to complain to the Daily Mail. It started in 2002 and ended in 2006.

  1. 8. Dick and Dom in da Bungalow?

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    Yes.
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    No.
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8. Dick and Dom in da Bungalow?
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    Yes.
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    No.
  1. 9. Raven.

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    CBBC / youtube.com

    Raven featured a man with a Scottish accent saying powerful riddles whilst kids failed at challenges on a hill somewhere. It lasted eight years - from 2002 to 2010.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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    I've never heard of this show.
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9. Raven.
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    I've never heard of this show.
  1. 10. Gladiators.

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    Gladiators did get resurrected once remember, and it was absolutely awful. The original run was from 1992 to 2000.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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10. Gladiators.
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    No.
  1. 11. Tomorrow's World.

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    This historic BBC science and technology show was renowned for predicting future innovations, such as the mobile phone. It lasted from 1965 to 2003.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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    We already live in the future.
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11. Tomorrow's World.
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    We already live in the future.

999.

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It was a documentary series on the emergency services, with a voice of doom provided by Michael Buerk. The show started in 1992 and ended in 2003.

  1. 12. Should 999 return?

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    Yes.
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    No.
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    WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS SHOW?
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12. Should 999 return?
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    WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS SHOW?
  1. 13. Black Books.

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    Black Books / Big Talk

    Starring Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, this sitcom is judged to be one of the best sitcoms of the noughties, lasting from 2000 to 2004.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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13. Black Books.
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    Yes.
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    No.
  1. 14. Top of the Pops.

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    Top of the Pops / BBC

    The chart show was first on Thursdays, then Fridays, then moved to Sundays. It started in 1964, ended in 2006, but there are still Christmas specials each year.

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    Yes.
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    No. It wouldn't work these days.
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14. Top of the Pops.
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    Yes.
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    No. It wouldn't work these days.
  1. 15. Balamory.

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    BBC Scotland / BBC

    Balmory was a CBeebies show everyone watched but nobody admitted to watching, about life in a Scottish village. It was on television from 2002 to 2005.

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    Yes.
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    No.
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15. Balamory.
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    Yes.
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    No.
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