TV channels are paying their respects following the tragic loss of Matthew Perry with a once-in-a-lifetime repeat of Friends.
Networks the world over have cleared their scheduled programming to make room for an unprecedented back-to-back run of Friends repeats in memory of the star.
A Sky spokesperson said: “We don’t usually like to repeat sitcoms. But, today of all days, it felt like we should make a worthy exception.
“Digging out the episodes from the archive was a bit of a mission. We thought they’d been wiped, because when would we ever need them again? But eventually we cracked a vault that hadn’t been opened since 2006, blew the dust off and there they were.
“For fans this is the chance to see episodes they’ve only ever read about. It will be weird for them, seeing those 90s fashions and haircuts for the first time, but we hope they’ll be able to look past the jarring unfamiliarity and enjoy Perry’s performances.
“And for the first time we’re repeating not just one episode but whole seasons. There are fans out there who have no idea how Chandler and Monica even got together. This is their one chance to find out.”