This is sad news. I’ve always liked this show.
It’s the end of an era.
Via Digital Spy
ITV has confirmed that it is dropping police drama The Bill after 27 years on air.
According to The Guardian, the decision comes after last year’s revamp and move to a 9pm slot failed to alter sliding ratings.
The show, which is based in fictional station Sun Hill, switched from two weekly shows at 8pm to a single 9pm episode last July. It was the first time that the programme had aired in a post-watershed slot, which encouraged “darker, grittier and more hard-hitting” storylines.
However, ratings fell to an average of 3.5 million, a significant drop from the 7 million who tuned in in 2002. It currently employs 19 main cast members, including Simon Rouse (DI Jack Meadows), Alex Walkinshaw (Inspector Dale ‘Smithy’ Smith) and DS Stevie Moss (Lucy Speed). Continue Reading….
ITV executives ruined The Bill when they attempted to turn it in to a cross between CSI and Law & Order.
Stupid, just stupid!
The Bill has employed EVERY struggling actor/actress in Britain. What will they do now???
….Well I suppose there is always BBC shows Casualty and Holby City to fall back on…..
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