For every genius TV-to-film adaptation (Wayne’s World, The Simpsons, The Addams Family), there’s a Bewitched, Dukes of Hazzard and Yogi Bear that proves some shows just don’t suit the silver screen.
Yet as soon as a beloved TV series ends, there are still rumblings of a return in film form – or whispers that a childhood classic could get the Hollywood treatment.
So after hearing that Sabrina the Teenage Witch is to get an action film makeover, and even Postman Pat will appear in cinemas this summer, we’ve decided enough is enough.
Here are the 15 classic TV shows we’re saying “hands off!” to Hollywood execs – the programmes so doused in nostalgia and happy viewing memories, they should stay immortalized on the small screen forever.
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