Tragic news has today sprung forth about the fate of period legal drama, Garrow’s Law.
According to reports by the Radio Times, the show has been cancelled by BBC One despite picking up solid ratings throughout its three series run.
A BBC spokesperson today confirmed that “BBC One will screen more than 20 new dramas this year, but Garrow’s Law will not be returning.”
The vast majority of those new dramas appear to have been scheduled for the Sunday night slot, leaving trusty old shows like Garrow’s Law out in the cold.
Call The Midwife, BBC One’s new Sunday drama, had its second series confirmed yesterday. With audiences of around 9m, who can honestly blame the Beeb for shunning the less successful Garrow and his wig-wearing legal pals.
The programme was written by Tony Marchant, who recently penned BBC One’s outstanding three-part drama Public Enemies and is now working on ITV1’s new show Leaving.