Bellamy's People axed

BBC pulls plug after one series

BBC Two has axed spoof travelogue Bellamy’s People after just one series.

Angry Charlie Higson, who created the show with Paul Whitehouse, called the BBC ‘silly twats’ for dropping it.

Confirming the news via Twitter from New Zealand, the comic wrote: ‘Was going to tweet some droll observations about New Zealand but have just heard that BBC in their wisdom have said no to second series

‘So farewell then Bellamy’s People. Silly twats. My guns will be loaded when I return to Blighty.’

Higson and Whitehouse appeared in the show alongside Rhys Thomas, who played the eponymous vacuous DJ who met various characters as he toured Britain. The high-profile cast also included Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Amelia Bulmore and Lucy Montgomery.

But the spin-off from Radio 4’s spoof phone-in programme Down The Line struggled to find an audience, with viewing figures sliding from 1.3million to under 900,000 over its eight-part run.

Published: 13 May 2010

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