Jobs Cut As The Bill's Cancelled

A "significant number of redundancies" are expected after The Bill is cancelled by ITV.

Talkback Thames, the production company behind The Bill, is preparing to cut staff today after its long-running crime drama is axed by ITV.

In a statement, following The Bill's cancellation, Talkback Thames boss Lorraine Heggessey admitted: "Regrettably, we anticipate that this may result in a significant number of redundancies. We are entering into a period of consultation with employees at The Bill where this will be discussed further".

These cut backs come just a year after ITV axed around 600 jobs following a financial loss of over 2.7 billion pounds.

The Bill, which has aired on the channel for 27 years, ends this autumn after its revamp failed to draw back ratings. Its last episode will air this autumn.

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Apr 17, 2010
Everyone in my household think axing The Bill is criminal. It is one of the best dramas on tv at the moment and ok, the new format took a couple of episodes to get used to, but it still is gripping stuff. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! And definately don't replace it with some run of the mill reality tv rubbish!
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Apr 04, 2010
They made a mistake when they changed the format. There were fewer and fewer viewers but I doubt it was because the format was 'tired', more than the story lines were getting repetitive; they focused on changing the wrong thing.
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Apr 03, 2010
My mum is going to be staggered.
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Apr 02, 2010
aaww man i'm gutted!
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Mar 27, 2010
please itv u cant scrap the bill best tv series on.come on itv get rid of all the repeats and replace em with the bill
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Mar 26, 2010
My wife and I will need counselling on hearing this news. The new format took a little getting used to, however, having made the effort we found the episodes gripping. One of the very few series we set to record.
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Mar 26, 2010
Never heard of this show
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