Bellamy's People fans petition BBC to save axed series
Andrew Mickel27 May 2010
The BBC is facing another petition over axed services, however this time it isn’t BBC 6 Music but fans of BBC Two comedy show Bellamy’s People who are petitioning to save the show.
The spoof travelogue which stars Rhys Thomas and has been created by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie higson was axed earlier this year after eight episodes.
Following the cancellation fans of the programme have written letters to the BBC’s comedy commissioning controller Cheryl Taylor calling for the corporation to change its mind.
The petition states that: "The recent strategic review has made it clear that BBC Two must 'Establish a stronger and more distinctive role in comedy, supporting the cult classics of the future as well as new comedy with the potential to become the mainstream hits of tomorrow'.
"We feel commissioning a second series of Bellamy's People - with its strong character-based comedy combined with cutting edge experimentation - would show strong willingness to meet this challenge."
Higson has also weighed in on the argument, writing on his twitter page: "Have just heard that BBC in their wisdom have said no to 2nd series... So farewell then Bellamy's People. Silly tw*ts. My guns will be loaded when I return to blighty."
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