Fans of the axed BBC comedy series Jam and Jerusalem have launched a petition to save the series.
Fans of the axed BBC comedy series Jam and Jerusalem have launched a petition to save the series. The BBC has decided not to order a fourth season of the Jennifer Saunders penned comedy even though its third series averaged four million viewers on a Sunday evening. The three hour long episodes [instead of the usual half-hour episodes] aired on BBC One in the autumn and fans were hopeful that the show would return in 2010 for more episodes.
However, actress Pauline McLynn revealed on her blog that the BBC had decided not to renew the comedy. Over the festive period ATV contacted the BBC who confirmed they had indeed axed the series. The comedy was written by Jennifer Saunders and starring Sue Johnston, Pauline McLynn, Dawn French, Maggie Steed, Susie Aitchision, David Mitchell, Sally Phillips and Saunders herself. Joanna Lumley and Doreen Mantle appeared in the first two seasons of the series but both subsequently left the comedy.
Fans are hopeful the petition will help the BBC reverse their decision. It’s not an impossible task as the corporation axed comedy Not Going Out only to change its mind months later and order more episodes of the Lee Mack comedy.
You can sign the petition by clicking here >>