A Sporting chance

Trevor's World to return... on radio

Axed BBC1 comedy Trevor’s World Of Sport is to enjoy a new lease of life – as a radio show.

The critically acclaimed show was dropped by  TV bosses because of falling ratings, which were hit further as the show moved around the schedules.

Writer Andy Hamilton criticised the way the show was handled, saying: “The viewing figures were steadying after three programmes.

“The bosses should not have panicked. Many shows have got off to a sticky start but gone on to be hits."

But now Radio 4 has picked up the show, about a sports agent with a troubled private life, for a new series.

Hamilton told Teletext: “We will be making them in July.

“For those who saw the TV series, it will seem like the second one. Newcomers will be able to pick things up."

Published: 17 May 2004

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