Friday, 6 November 2009

Return of the King


Rumours abound that Toby Buckland is about to be replaced on Gardener's World by a Max Headroom version of Percy Thrower. The Sock is ecstatic about this and would suggest that turning the rest of the team into vampires would also help draw in a younger audience.

And talking about which, the Daily Mail appears to think that Alan Titchmarsh could also be in the running...

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8 comments:

Lia Leendertz said...

Percy is a perennial favourite and pair of safe 'hands' while vampires are SO down with the kids. I think you've hit on a winnning formula

VP said...

Hmm, interesting.

The producer's defended the programme pretty robustly in this month's Gardeners' World magazine.

Do you think that's the TV equivalent of politician's backing a fellow MP/minister and then they resign?

Arabella Sock said...

I must be down with the kids because I'm hooked on 'True Blood' and 'want to do bad things' with Chris Beardshaw.

It appears that Titch may be tempted back to the Beeb to do another gardening programme rather than GW which would make more sense from his point of view. Better for the viewing audience too because having more than one programme would take the heat off GW to an extent and perhaps give them more time to improve the format.

I think the producers robustly defend GW because it is their fault if it can't be made to work.

Victoria said...

I like your vampires and past presenters format. You could have a lot of fun with it - the minute things become too banal, or we see one too many people Digging A Hole, a former presenter could rise from the grave to tell them off. Alys could then appear, waving a string of garlic to get rid of them. Well, it would stop ME falling asleep anyway.

Arabella Sock said...

Great ideas Victoria - I will have to make it so. I'm seeing Monty Don rising from the grave.. he already looks a tad exsanguinated.

HappyMouffetard said...

Arabella, that's genius.
I used to love Max Headroom in the 80s.
Vampires good, though I see Roy Lancaster in some type of Van Helsing role.

elizabethm said...

Oh if we are bringing back past presenters can we bring back the sainted Geoff? Love Percy too obviously but Geoff is the man.
In exchange for Geoff will tolerate vampires, can always go and put the kettle on when gets too scary.

MarmiteSoldier said...

Maybe we could change the music of GW to something like The Monster Mash??
As they all rise from their graves to present the prog.....