The ‘Are You Being Served?’ remake failed to find many fans when it aired on Sunday (28 August), after viewers panned the updated sitcom.
The BBC revived the classic comedy with an all-new cast, as part of its Sitcom Season to celebrate the genre’s 60th anniversary with the broadcaster.
Many accused the BBC of ruining a classic, questioning the decision to bring it back, while others called it “terrible” and “unfunny”.
However, there were some viewers who managed to raise a few laughs:
The mauling of the ‘Are You Being Served?’ remake came despite the show boasting an all-star cast, including Loose Women’s Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe, ‘Gavin And Stacey’ star Mathew Horne as Mr Grace, former ‘Hollyoaks’ actress Jorgie Porter as Miss Croft and BAFTA winning actor Jason Watkins as Mr Humphries.
It did manage to draw in five million viewers though, despite going up against’s ITV’s new big period drama ‘Victoria’, starring Jenna Coleman, which attracted 5.4m.
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