Bring The Show Back

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Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in Limitless.

Everyone who follows us here on Jammy Toast knows that we love our telly. We all have our own favourite telly programmes we love to watch each week or, these days, even binge watch them all in one go. So here is a question we have been mulling over recently. If we could choose one programme to bring back to our screens, what would it be? Some of us go for old classics, others for a show that was axed before it had a chance to shine. It may have been a show that had a decent run of seasons, but it still departed leaving fans wanting more. So today, we are putting the question out there for you; If you could resurrect any cancelled TV show – and have it pick up right where it left off – what would it be?

Christmoose, Over?

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Our old friend Charlie and Moose have returned to our telly screens with another advert for ClearScore. Since he first appeared in 2017, Moose has been the face of ClearScore’s TV adverts and so far he’s starred in a few of their TV ads helping Charlie check his credit score and stay on top of his finances. Now he has added another advert to the list; featuring Charlie’s sister using ClearScore to start afresh with their finances in the New Year. Meanwhile, Moose is sad that his favourite time of the year has come to an end – no more Christmoose.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

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Kevin Smith didn’t have what you could call the most peaceful of years last year. However, he is now back with a vengeance and looking to make us Jay & Silent Bob fans incredibly happy this year. The director shared the latest update on his new project, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the long awaited follow-up to the 2001 comedy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, starring him and Jason Mewes as the famous characters they first brought to life in Clerks in 1994.

Luther’s Back With A Bang

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The whole of Jammy Toast is on tenterhooks today as we await tonight’s return of John Luther. After keeping us in suspense during series four, it looks like Alice Morgan – previously presumed dead – is set for a return as Luther’s nemesis. Ruth Wilson, who plays Alice Morgan, has been teasing fans about what they can expect from DCI John Luther’s faithful (and psychopathic) partner when she returns – including whether she’s dead or alive – and also explains why Alice is such “a joy” to play. There were even rumours that her character could come back as a figment of Idris Elba’s imagination, however, Ruth confirmed that Alice will be back as a living, breathing character.

Keeping The Jammy Toast Christmas Tradition

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It has become a little bit of a Christmas tradition here at Jammy Toast that each year we like to watch The Snowman. Every year we like to sit down and enjoy the story by Raymond Briggs. To us, it is the highlight of Christmas Day and so it would appear it is to others also as the film was voted 4th in UKTV Gold’s Greatest TV Christmas Moments. The Snowman is based on the children’s book by author Raymond Briggs, which was first published in 1978. In 1982, the book was turned into a 26-minute-long animated movie by Dianne Jackson for Channel 4. It was first shown late on Christmas Eve in 1982 and proved an immediate success for the then fledgling channel. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1982.

The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies

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Hands up everyone who remembers the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo. Well the portrait made famous by the show sold at the weekend for £15,000. “The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies” was painted by the totally fictitious artist Van Clomp and was one of the main running jokes of the show which ran from 1982 to 1992. The infamous prop previously sold in 2007 for £4,000 to a private buyer. Auctioneer Andy Stowe, said the latest buyer was from Nouvion in France where the series was set so “it was going home”.

The Sooty Show In Sex Scandal

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Sooty & Soo do seem a little close!

Yesterday, while we were researching our story concerning Sooty puppets up for auction, we came across a story which could rock the BBC to its very core. This story could be bigger than the Cliff Richard sex raid scandal. According to a letter written by Harry Corbett in 1965, the BBC tried to ban Sooty from having a girlfriend over fears it would “sex up” the show. One producer dismissed the idea “on the grounds that sex would be creeping into the programme”.

Want To Own A Little Piece Of Bear History?

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The original Sooty Show with Harry Corbett & Sooty.

Have you ever wanted to own your very own little piece of bear history? If so, this could be the very thing for you. Fans of The Sooty Show have the chance to buy the ultimate toy memorabilia – an original hand puppet from the TV shows. Two puppets owned by father and son, Harry and Matthew Corbett, will be auctioned along with Sooty’s magic wand. One was used by Matthew Corbett in his last stage show in London in 1977. The other was given to Eunice Weston in 1960 after Harry Corbett stayed at her parents’ bed and breakfast pub in Clacton, Essex, while performing on tour.

Good Decision?

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The other day here at Jammy Toast, we mourned the passing of Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds and learned some fascinating facts about the man. The star of such great films as Smokey And The Bandit, Deliverance and Boogie Nights could have had even more great roles if he hadn’t turned them down. During his sixty year career he maintained he was offered the parts of James Bond and Han Solo. When Sean Connery decided to call it a day as 007, the makers turned to Burt but he turned them down saying that he didn’t think people would accept an American James Bond. “It was a stupid thing to say, I could’ve done it and I could’ve done it well,” he told USA Today in 2015.

Burt Reynolds Dies

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We were all saddened last night to hear of the death of Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. The star of one of our favourite ever film series’, Smokey And The Bandit, the wisecracking movie heartthrob and Oscar nominee died in a Florida hospital at the age of 82 with his family at his side. The moustachioed megastar had undergone heart bypass surgery in 2010. He shot to fame in 1972’s Deliverance, and became a Hollywood legend with his roles in Smokey And The Bandit, The Cannonball Run and Boogie Nights.