Programming by exhumation. The BBC has almost literally lost the plot. Watching Are you being served? last night, in an ironic post-modern way, it hit me how truly awful the original was. And how patronising the casting for this 'remake' in its determination to embrace diversity.
Porridge was even worse in that respect, though there was at least a half-decent sitcom trying to force its way through the politically correct straitjacket.