Sport Louis Smith shows off his Olympic silver medal

British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

TELEVISION / Same old stories

AS THE debates about the BBC's future rumble on, the Corporation's bright and shiny autumn schedules concealed an unconscionable number of retreads behind the New] stickers in the Radio Times. Hyacinth Bucket, the product of some nightmare mating between a foghorn and a bulldozer, was back Keeping Up Appearances (Sun, BBC1) as were Birds of a Feather (Sun, BBC1), flapping along lamely in the wake of the programme's Friday night repeats. Barry Norman was trailing a new series of his cinema magazine as Film '92: Part II (tonight, BBC1), as if we weren't already well fed up with big-screen sequels. And Bruce Forsyth invited us to relive a hilarious highlight from last season's Generation Game (Sat, BBC1) in which a doorknob lodged in his hand.
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