Archives opened today show that the programme has been recommissioned by an aged computer for the last 30 years. Executives failed to notice that the system (installed in 1979) would add the show to each years schedule as it hadn’t been given an end date. A former head of light entertainment admitted that staff would read as far as ‘Last of ..’ and assume it was being cancelled, forgetting it was the shows title. When it returned the next year they thought perhaps the Director General was a big fan.
The dull and pointless show has proved popular with geriatrics who didn’t realise it was exactly the same each week. The rest of the population couldn’t work out why it was still being shown. The unforgettable theme tune was written specifically to grate with children and signify the end of the weekend. Most of the viewing figures are thought to include youngsters frantically scribbling their forgotten weekend homework with the TV on in the background.
Several cast members have committed suicide over the years just to get out of their contracts but luckily the audience hardly noticed as people were replaced. Even BBC staff admit it’s almost impossible to tell a new episode from a repeat and quite often get them mixed up.
A BBC spokesman said they were checking if any other shows had slipped through without being cancelled.