A Facebook group launched by fans of The Bill to save the series – following ITV’s announcement of its cancellation – has nearly 20,000 members.
When ITV announced that they were cancelling their long-running police drama, The Bill, after nearly 30 years on air fans were outraged.
The broadcaster blamed the decision on low ratings the recently revamped drama was pulling in; ironically the evening before their announcement The Bill had its highest audience of 2010 with 4.6 million viewers.
Fans are feeling let down by the shameful treatment the cop-drama has received from ITV execs and have joined together to protest its cancellation. As we’ve previously reported, a group launched on Facebook is one component of the campaign. Failing a stay of execution on ITV, fans hope that another broadcaster will step in.
So far they have contacted various press outlets – such as The Daily Star in which an article appeared – and have received support from actors such as JoAnne Good who hosts a Radio Show on BBC London and has guest starred in the series several times although many older readers will remember JoAnne as Carol Sands in ATV’s Crossroads.
The group on Facebook continues to attract more members every day and has just passed the 18,000 mark – nearing ever closer to the big 2-0. If you are a fan of The Bill and don’t want to see it axed then this is the group for you.
You can join the group by clicking here >>