I am, and have been for the past 2 years, appalled that the BBC officially cancelled 'Judge John Deed' in 2009. This show was a breath of fresh air and provided not only entertainment to the British population but also raised awareness of various topics, some of which (the MMR case of series 5) proved 'too' provocotive. However, I am horrified that, like the british state school system, the BBC seems to only merit entertaining the masses - therefore lowering standards and the level of intellect and interest. It is of my opinion and that of a great many others that 'Judge John Deed' surpassed the viewers' expectation and was by far one of the BBC's greatest accomplishments. It is primarily due to this that I am personally disgusted by the candor shown to the viewers and fans of the show as it was cancelled 2 years after the final series aired. Not only did this leave the viewer on tender-hooks but failed to provide a conclusion to the show which I feel is sorely needed. While I understand the budget restraints I do feel that the BBC has an obligation to tie up this show properly by either airing another (final) series or by producing a 2 hour special to clear everything up.
This is something I am petitioning for as I have been a loyal viewer of this show since I was 7, I must add that I enjoyed it at thatyoung age and found it sufficiently inspirational to makeme want to become an advocate.
Clearly the show was popular. It is clear that the ratings were relatively steadyand the show is currently being repeated on alibi every Saturday at 7am and 1pm.