Miranda Hart may revive Generation Game | BBC confirms it's in talks with comic

Miranda Hart may revive Generation Game

BBC confirms it's in talks with comic

The BBC is planning a possible revival of the Generation Game – with Miranda Hart at the helm.

The corporation says it is in ‘early talks’ with the comic about bringing back the Saturday-night game show, first hosted by Bruce Forsyth in 1971.

Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson subsequently presented the show, which attracted audiences of 20 million at its peak.

In 2011, Hart appeared on a special Comic Relief edition with her on-screen mother Patricia Hodge. The episode was hosted by Vernon Kay.

The last regular episode aired in 2002. And last year, Hart said of the Generation Game: ‘I loved it. It is one of the greatest game shows ever.’

A BBC spokesman said: ‘It's in the early ideas stage at the moment. Nothing is confirmed and no series [is] planned.’

Published: 20 Apr 2014

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