Waking The Dead, the successful detective drama series on BBC One is to be axed.

BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson told The Sun newspaper “It is always hard bringing successful series to an end, but like Ashes to Ashes and Mistresses we wanted to end on a high. Several months ago we asked the production team to script the last series with this in mind.”


Back in January of the year, the controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, Ben Stephenson, warned that some of the corporation’s longer running dramas could be culled to make way for newer, innovative dramas. Stephenson has said though that the final series of Waking The Dead will be “shocking and compelling”.


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