In what may be either be a bad joke, a malicious rumour or a genuine piece of crazy thinking, a former member of the show’s crew, Paul Davies, has written in the BBC’s in-house magazine Aerial of the need for Eldorado’s ‘triumphant return’.
He goes on: “Critics would argue it was hubristic, too excessive and the axe deserved to fall prematurely, I would argue it was ambitious, ahead of its time and an example of the BBC machine working at its very best. I just hope a channel controller sees the potential and commissions a revisit to Eldorado in the future.”
Whether this bizarre plea has reached the ears of the new DG is unknown but bringing the show back to the channel would certainly be one of the strangest things he could do. The programme was filmed on a purpose-built set in Spain but was derided by critics and disliked by viewers, it ran for just a year before being scrapped. The set has reportedly been used to shoot porn films since.
Our guess is that this whole story is just a gag designed as a welcome present from the BBC to their new leader.