KIEFER Sutherland's hit show ‘24’ is to be produced using plot twists and dialogue entirely recycled from previous episodes to make it into the world’s first carbon neutral television programme.
Environmentally damaging filming will be kept to a minimum, with most scenes just being acted out in front of onlookers who will be asked to remember them and then tell their friends.
All car chases and explosions on the next series will be fuelled by gas produced by the actors themselves, who will eat a high-fibre vegetarian diet for the duration of production.
Once production is completed none of the shows will be broadcast anyway to ensure the impact of '24' on the environment is kept to an absolute minimum.
Mr Sutherland, who stars in the show as action hero Jack Bauer, said: “Science tells us that every day Polar bears are drowning because of global warming caused entirely by the wicked and sinful industries of film and television.
“We at ‘24’ have always done our utmost to reduce our impact on the environment by using just the one plot in our first six series along with dialogue that was completely lacking in any climate destroying originality. However, we now realise we must do more.”
Mr Sutherland said the next series of ‘24’ would also feature storylines emphasising the perils of global warming and the steps individuals could take to reduce their own impact on the environment, but only if they had been featured in other shows before.
He said the main storyline would see Jack Bauer battling a vicious group of Islamist terrorists seeking to destroy the world by leaving their televisions on stand-by at night rather than switching them off at the wall.
In one key scene 19 of the terrorists will board four separate aircraft headed for various destinations around the US, and then just sit there and do nothing but laugh as they completely ruin the planet for everyone else.
Mr Sutherland said he was already taking major steps to reduce the damage he was doing to the environment in his own life by turning the air-conditioning down a bit in all his houses when he was not there, and by telling his chauffeur not to rev the engine on his stretch limousine too much when waiting for him outside restaurants.