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Doctor Who leads the nostalgia boom

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It may be nearing the end of the century but the current trend for that great British disease, nostalgia, is getting out of hand.

The affliction is rife in the music industry where forty-something record executives are surrounding themselves with bands reminiscent of those from their youth in an attempt to make themselves feel young again.

The same sort of recycling seems to be happening on TV. Among the mountains of exciting and original programming BBC1 controller Alan Yentob has commissioned. are new versions of Doctor Who. Reginald Perrin — minus the late Leonard Rossiter — and the Liver Birds. Looking at the rest of the BBC's new £249 million spring and summer line-up it cannot be a lack of new ideas that has caused Yentob to make this move.

So is it comfort TV for stressed out executives feeling their age? Well, your honour may I present exhibit A: the king of seventies light entertainment Mike Yarwood is back, with his new series Taking Off with Yarwood. I rest my case.

Caption: Recycled impression - Mike Yarwood returns to BBC1

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