I know that this isn’t the most important or pressing issue this winter but I was completely aghast to hear that the incredible drama Ripper Street is being cancelled.
The second series of the crime thrillers, produced by Tiger Aspect, Look Out Point and brought to us by BBC, is due to finish next week and it’s not disappointed. But apparently it’s not reached the rating required to commission a third. I’m gutted!
As someone who works in the industry and is also an avid fan, I find it quite unbelievable that such a fantastic production would be anything less than highly awarded. Together with the likes of Call The Midwife, it’s become one of the best things about winter viewing. The BBC is renown for this type of production and along with Wild Burma, Simon Reeves (anything by him, the man’s wonderful) it genuinely excites me.
If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about then click here oh soon to be mesmerised reader and catch up on series two on the iPlayer. Or better still, you can ask Father Christmas for the first series too!
If I’m to be impartial, the first in this current, second, series was a little slow but it set up a great series and I’m really quite gutted. If you’re like me, quite disturbingly disappointed by the cancellation, you can sign this petition. Hopefully it’ll help to reverse the decision. I understand that the BBC has a tight budget being funded by us taxpayers but Ripper Street shouldn’t fall victim. After all, Smelly Boy and I haven’t had the time to buy our beautiful Victorian property with fireplace and take in a series whilst toasting marshmallows!
Don’t make a grown woman cry!