Originally posted by Wetherby Pond@Aug 11 2005, 11:51 PM
The current reruns of Trevor's World of Sport are reminding me (1) of what an underrated gem it was - certainly one of the funnier new sitcoms of recent years - and (2) how disgracefully the BBC treated it by unceremoniously yanking it out of its Friday peaktime slot after the first three episodes and dumping it in a Monday graveyard slot to finish its run.
I suppose I should be grateful that they deigned to show the rest of it at all - but I somehow don't see them commissioning another series. And even if they did, there's precious little chance of writer Andy Hamilton agreeing, after he expressed his views on the saga somewhat pithily.
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I agree with both your points, and that of Andy Hamilton, it was disgracefully treated.
But the re-runs do also help to remind us what a great actor Paul Reynolds is, even if he does always seem to be getting stuck in roles as shadey wheeler-dealer types. He's very good at them.
He started with his brilliant portrayal of Colin Matthews in Press Gang
Apart from his great performance in Let Him Have it has he done many roles that weren't shadey wheeler-dealer types?
He was in the soap on BBC World Service Westway and guess what type of character he played? Yes, that's right, a shadey wheeler-dealer type [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif[/img]