Garrow’s Law axed: The Pox on you, BBC!

4 February, 2012 at 10:35 pm 5 comments

While I’m aware that the source for this devastating news is The Sun and therefore everything has to be taken with at least four grains of salt, I still have to say

CURSE YOU, BBC!

The BBC1 costume legal drama had four million-plus audiences but channel chief Danny Cohen wants to make more room for “better” shows.

Miserable addle plots! Bracket-faced, gallopping gollumpuses! Gooseberry-eyed crab lanthorns and dandy prats! You should cross the pond at the king’s expense! And if that quote should be correct: may you step barefoot on a lego, Mr. Cohen!

An insider said: “As with Zen and Lark Rise To Candleford, difficult decisions have to be made so Danny can bring in new shows like Call The Midwife. That’s been pulling in over nine million viewers and is BBC1’s most successful drama in at least ten years.”

This is an outrage. I know it’s hard to believe, but some members of the audience can actually cope with more than one quality drama per year. No, really. I’ve managed to enjoy Sherlock, Being Human and Garrow’s Law without my head exploding from quality overload.

I’m very disappointed.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Liz Hanbury  |  5 February, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Oh no…if this is true ’tis indeed an outrage 😦 I too can enjoy more than one quality drama per year. Shame we can’t put Danny Cohen in the dock and employ Mr. Garrow to cross-examine him about his decision! ;0) Such a pity…there was so much about Garrow’s life left to explore.

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  • 2. Rachel Bellenoit  |  5 February, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I am so disappointed. There is a lack of good quality programs that originate in the UK and make it across the big pond to the US. I can certainly used MORE quality drama from the BBC to make up for all the crap TV we have here. I think the subject matter of Garrow’s Law could be made into a high-quality film, yet I will so miss the weekly dramas and cases.

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  • 3. Mrs Silvester  |  5 February, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I’m very sad to hear the news as well 😦 Can’t quite believe it! I think to cut off the show like this and leave only 3 series is very unfair to all the loyal fans – the BBC could have finished things properly in a final series, or at least rounded everything up with proper finality in s.3 rather than getting our hopes up!

    Very sad news indeed. I suppose all good things must come to an end… At least it is some comfort in that the DVD is out tomorrow (pre-ordered, I’ll be waiting on the postman!!) and that the series did end on a good note… it was consistently fabulous throughout and, so I suppose we have to be thankful we have had 3 excellent series over the past few years.

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  • 4. RAndy  |  20 February, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Please continue this series. At least show the span of Garrow’s
    work in some sort of final series.

    Randy

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  • 5. click here emusic  |  6 November, 2013 at 8:05 pm

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