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  • richardh
    started a topic Ripper Street Cancelled

    Ripper Street Cancelled

    After two series, Ripper Street is to end. I really like this series and find that yet again another well made, quality drama has been shut down because of 'viewing figures'. I was half expecting it but really upset that everything I like on TV these days gets cancelled! I only watch a few things on TV (iplayer) and almost all I like gets cancelled. Yet cheap to make, reality crap goes on for ever simply because it makes vast amounts of money from advertising. No longer do the TV companies care about providing entertainment for EVERYONE. Modern trash TV for modern viewers and sod the older viewers.

    Quote form BBC:
    "The serial was trounced in the ratings by ITV's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and has been axed "to make room for creative renewal", the BBC said."

    So there you have it. Reality killed Ripper Street and I expect 'creative renewal' will mean 'Next on the BBC, Sibling Celebrity, Strictly Pole Dancing, hosted by James Corden and a bird with big boobs in a low cut dress!'

    "Julia Raeside, writing in The Guardian's TV and radio blog, said the idea of I'm A Celebrity... crushing the "beautifully made" Ripper Street was like "a flamethrower melting a snowflake"."
    I concur.

    BBC LINK

    Also, while I'm at it...
    "Gothic crime drama Whitechapel is shelved by ITV"

    Hmmmm
    Last edited by richardh; 12-05-2013, 03:29 AM.

  • Pcdunn
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    This may be known to you by now, but the third series of "Ripper Street" started last week, airing in the USA on BBC America. I was intrigued by the fact that four years have passed since the events at the end of the second season. It is now 1894, Reid has been promoted, and is fascinated by his "archives" of information on former prisoners, including Bertillon measurements! Drake has returned to Leman Street HQ to be prepared to take it over, as Abberline wants to retire and wants Reid to replace him. Reid seems less enthused at the idea. Excellent episode. Need to see this week's later...

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  • Esther Wilson
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    Yes thank you Just pretty tired on my part lol.

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  • Bridewell
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    Originally posted by Esther Wilson View Post
    I only just heard about it being cancelled so I do hope they can bring it back. I for one really enjoyed it. Sorry, I've been away for quite some time because of the birth of my Son, so I have alot to catch up on.
    Congratulations, Esther. I trust mother and son are both well.

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  • Esther Wilson
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    I only just heard about it being cancelled so I do hope they can bring it back. I for one really enjoyed it. Sorry, I've been away for quite some time because of the birth of my Son, so I have alot to catch up on.

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  • richardh
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    Ripper Street resurrected by Amazon deal - LINK

    The people spoke, and they listened (well BBC didn't).

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  • richardh
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    I hope they do this. Would be a wonderful turn-around.

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  • Bridewell
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    Originally posted by richardh View Post
    If you feel inclined...

    Anyone else who is disappointed may want to go and sign the petition over at Change.org:

    http://www.change.org/en-GB/petition...sted_petitions

    Petition duly signed. The number of signatures has now passed 15,000 btw.
    Last edited by Bridewell; 12-11-2013, 01:43 PM. Reason: Add signature number

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  • Steadmund Brand
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    Wow.. I would never have guessed this would happen so fast.. fingers crossed...however there is still no word on when BBC America will be showing series 2

    Steadmund Brand

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  • Robert
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    For all you soap lovers :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...to-return.html

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  • Sally
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    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...-of-bbc1-drama

    There seems to be a lot of disappontment about the BBC's decision to cancel 'Ripper Street'. Perhaps for once the BBC might consider listening to its audience?

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  • Sally
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    The petition now has almost 10,000 signatures - please consider signing if you haven't already!

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  • Wickerman
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    My last email from the site was that we reached 5300 signings as of 7:30 am this morning (7th) Eastern Time CANADA.

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  • Amanda Sumner
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    Originally posted by richardh View Post
    I remember when Home and Away was axed from ITV some years back and instead of ending it they switched to channel 5. Maybe another, more forward thinking, TV station could buy the rights and take over?

    Wishful thinking I know.
    I do hope so. How is the petition doing?

    Amanda

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  • richardh
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    I remember when Home and Away was axed from ITV some years back and instead of ending it they switched to channel 5. Maybe another, more forward thinking, TV station could buy the rights and take over?

    Wishful thinking I know.

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