BBC axes Sorry I've Got No Head

Anger at end of children's sketch show

The BBC has axed its hit children’s sketch show Sorry I've Got No Head after three series.

The show, which began in 2008, featured top circuit comedians – many of whom tweeted the news last night.

James Bachman said: ‘First #ShootingStars now #SIGNH, while Marcus Brigstocke added: ‘Ah shit... There goes another one.’

A BBC spokesman confirmed: 'We won’t be producing another series of Sorry I’ve Got No Head. We’re extremely grateful to the talented team of cast and crew for pushing the boundaries of children’s comedy but we’re currently exploring options for new children’s sketch shows and hope to be able to make some exciting announcements soon.'

Sorry I've Got No Head, made by Graham Norton’s production company So Television, was widely praised for appealing to adults as well as its target CBBC audience. On its launch, many reviewers compared it to a junior Little Britain.

Other stars included William Andrews, Anna Crilly, Mel Giedroyc, Justin Edwards, Nick Mohammed and Fergus Craig, who said: ‘No more Sorry I've Got No Head means I may have worn a school uniform for the last time.’

Series creator Jeremy Salsby, who now runs the production company SaltBeef TV, told Chortle: ‘We're all sad but hopefully we've laid some strong foundations for the very demanding family audience who love their comedy.

‘More and more people want to write and perform comedy so it's a crowded marketplace, time for us to step aside and let others have a go. ‘

Fans also flooded Twitter, expressing their disappointment at the decision. Among them was Michelle Murt, who said: ‘Mrs Brown's Boys gets a third series while #SIGNH is cancelled .. how wrong can the BBC get it? Unbelievable’

And even David Mitchell showed his support, tweeting: ‘This is very stupid of the BBC.’

Here’s one of their sketches:

Published: 23 Nov 2011

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