Hinge & Bracket Comedy Classic TV Tribute

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We note with regret that the BBC has not broadcast the television recordings of Hinge and Bracket for many years.

WE APPLAUD THE COMEDY AND MUSICIANSHIP OF PATRICK FYFFE AND GEORGE LOGAN, CREATORS OF DAME HILDA BRACKET AND DR EVADNE HINGE, valuing their contribution to light entertainment, and commending their work in the fields of character comedy and musical variety.

For thirty years, the comedy of Hinge and Bracket commanded audience affection, celebrating the world of operetta and musical theatre, and combining musical virtuosity with affectionate mockery and mischief. In this, they were original, innovative and unique of their time. Today their contribution to music and light opera continues through Patrick Fyffe's legacy, the DAME HILDA BRACKET TRUST, which supports Sadlers Wells.

We believe that THE HINGE AND BRACKET TELEVISION RECORDINGS, made by the BBC between 1976 and 1985, are an important record of these talented entertainers, and that they BELONG AMONG THE CLASSICS OF BRITISH COMEDY. Therefore it is our sincere request that the BBC, as custodian of this material, should share these recordings with a new generation of viewers by re-broadcasting them. We also hope that the BBC will agree to make a new tribute documentary, to accompany these shows and place them in context.

WE HEREBY PETITION THE BBC TO SUPPORT A REVIVAL OF INTEREST IN HINGE AND BRACKET, A TREASURE OF BRITISH COMEDY, AND TO RUN A "HINGE AND BRACKET SEASON" ON TELEVISION, COMPRISING ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS:

The televised Hinge and Bracket concerts (Gala Evenings)
All three series of the situation comedy Dear Ladies (or a best of selection)
A new tribute documentary celebrating the art of Hinge and Bracket, and exploring the ingredients which made this act enjoyable on so many levels
A number of new short television interviews with George Logan to accompany broadcasts of the concerts and episodes of the comedy series.

We would also draw your attention to the approaching 10th ANNIVERSARY OF PATRICK FYFFE'S DEATH on May 11th 2012, and suggest that this occasion offers A SPECIAL REASON FOR ACKNOWLEDGING HINGE AND BRACKET'S CONTRIBUTION TO ENTERTAINMENT, and paying tribute to their work.

Evidence of enduring regard for this classic comedy act can be found at the following links:
- http://www.hingeandbracket-official.co.uk/
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinge_and_Bracket