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Mark wrote:It's got the chop ( I thought I'd break it to you gently).

Ratings started off well, but fell away, it would seem.
The mucking about with the scheduling can't've helped.

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Beeb said it was a difficult decision.
"A cup of Tea....Tea...Tea"

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They always say that. I bet they said that about Don't Scare the Hare!

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From today's Metro interview (obviously before the news broke) with Caroline Quentin when asked if she is doing more Dickensian. "I really hope so but I haven't haven't heard anything, which doesn't bode well. I think it was scheduled badly and so figures weren't good enough".

That echos sentiments here.

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The scheduling was terrible, right enough. The strained attempt to say "hey everyone, Dickens is just like EastEnders". It was crying out for a Sunday evening slot IMHO.

I seem to recall Jordan saying when he was interviewed before the first episode went out that series two was already underway. Which suggests that, soaps excluded, this was the first time since Churchill's People that the BBC commissioned so many episodes of something in one go. Or am I mistaken?

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Didn't he say he had already written series 3 and had plans for four more? In any case, it is a real shame that the BBC have given up on this one.

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