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Could they be replaced ?

Post by gazzaway » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:58 pm

I realize this could be a sore subject for many fan's , however would it have been possible to get other actors to play Wayne and even Bomber to keep the series going .

Was it right to have brought in a new character in the 3 rd series in Wyman or do people think that Wayne could have been played by someone other than Gary Holton .

The same goes for Bomber . Pat and Gary were fantastic , but could they have been replaced ( and if so by who ) and would it have been right to do so ? . Im personally torn on the subject one side of me says yes one side says no .

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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Tracy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:41 am

Wye Aye Man! Wyman was an inspired character, "Piss off, my mums from Camberwell !" Thats because Wayne just could not be replaced, ever! Much the same can be said of Bomber. So a replacement would have to be as 'far out' as Wyman. Thats why it would have to be; [drum roll]... his daughter Tracy !!! [Well I would say that] Think about it, she remembers the lads from Dusseldorf. She is now mid 40s, tidy boiler, has lived a life of her own with all the fun, heartbreak, goodluck and loss. Being Bomber's daughter, knows exactly how to look after herself, "Try that again and your bollocks will be in a blender !" She has done well and just happens to work for the OED which puts her in line to team up with the lads, as the Magnificent 7 ride again, YEEHAA !!!
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by dan slider » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:29 am

I dont think Gary or Pat could of been replaced, i do like Wyman and think it was a good choice, and also having him of mixed race helped with the racial equality card that has to be in every tv series now.
Even if Jimmy Nail didnt really approve of having anybody else in the series to play Waynes son in it, he later admitted later that he thought Noel Clarke did a good job in a tv series that was top heavy with big stars.
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by poxeymoxey » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:30 am

NO WAY! Gary and Pat are irreplaceable. They made the characters there own!
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by RHill » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:39 pm

I agree they couldn't be replaced. They basically played themselves rather than got into character. Even the wrestling was mentioned in the show for Pat Roach.

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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Fully agree with the last two posts.. Some Actors/Actresses do such a good job that its almost total disrespect to replace them, Look at Uncle Albert in OFAH.. and Mike the landlord.. Never replaced, just story changed.. Which is sad and unfourtunate but it happens doesnt it!
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by slunker » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:46 pm

Surely Keith Richards for Wayne??? No...

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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by dan slider » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:55 pm

No Slunker, Ronnie Wood :-)
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Si » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:13 pm

It's a good subject to ponder. And it makes you think on how TV works.

In series 2 scenes were filmed with Vera in mind (a couple of scenes being dubbed where she was mentioned). If it was another series could they have replaced Caroline Hutchison with another actress?

I guess it depends on how important that character is. For instance in Bread both Joey and Aveline were recast (the latter with Melanie Hill), in Game On Matt was recast, in Allo Allo Bertorelli and Herr Flick were recast. The list goes on.

Do you think it's down to the writer or the broadcaster? What really happens? I mean, in Men Behaving Badly, Dermot played by Harry Enfield left after 1 series to be replaced by Tony (Neil Morrissey) in series 2. I wonder how much Simon Nye said he didn't want to re-cast Dermot or if that discussion ever even happened.

Bit of a ramble. But i'd like to know who decides a character should be re-cast or not.
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Breaking Away » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:02 am

No!
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Timeless classic » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:31 am

You dont need to replace them...it would not be difficult to evolve and introduce new characters as with Noel Clarke....maybe Barrys sone into the business (played by Raif Spall ?)

Im amazed that no one has tried to create a new series (as with Dallas 2012) Sky would lap it up..prime time and funding would be easy.

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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:56 pm

Don't give them any ideas.....
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Timeless classic » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:04 pm

Why ever not ? Considering the poor quality of story lines being churned out in todays 'sit-coms' AP would be a welcme relief (and no doubt for the actors too)

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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:29 pm

No I agree, modern TV is tosh, but replacing the actors, absolutely not.
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Re: Could they be replaced ?

Post by racesgirl2000 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:09 pm

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:29 pm
No I agree, modern TV is tosh, but replacing the actors, absolutely not.
How about a female remake instead?
Oi oi, what's the word then

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