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Dear BBC!


We have just learned today that your ruthless cancellation of your most popular television shows has continued with the axing of Graham Duff's excellent "Ideal".

This was creator, writer, producer and star, Graham Duff's beautifully dignified response to the news.

Hi,

As some of you may have heard, the BBC have decided against commissioning an 8th series of Ideal. The reason given was that the new channel controller wanted to make a clean sweep.

It is a source of both pride and frustration that, at the point of cancellation, Ideal was attracting its biggest ever audiences, its highest profile guest stars and its best ever reviews. And the show is now being screened in more countries than ever before - from America to Finland and beyond.

I just want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has appeared in the show and worked behind the scenes over the last 7 years and 53 episodes. And a very special thanks to everyone who has supported the show and spread the word. We really wouldn't have got this far without you.

It's been a truly wonderful journey and to work with such a genuinely amazing team has been both an honour and a solid hoot.

Best wishes

Graham xxx


However, with respect, we fans feel we have to let you at the BBC know that we are not happy and would like you to reconsider your decision and allow an 8th series. Ideal has fans from all across the globe (for proof of this, please see http://www.idealforum.co.uk ). And for a show languishing in such a late night time slot on BBC Three, the viewing figures have been consistently spectacular!

Ideal has had some incredible stars, including but most certainly not limited to Johnny Vegas, Tom Goodman-Hill, Seymour Mace, Graham Duff, Joanna Neary, Mick Miller, Ryan Pope, Peter Slater, Andrew-Lee Potts, Ben Compton, Tim Fallows andsuper-fan Janeane Garofalo who has been a recurring character for the past two series. And then we come to the manycomedic, musical and dramatic guest stars, including Kara Tointon, Paul Weller, Jason Manford, Mark E. Smith & Sean Lock, among the many who have taken small roles in the show. There are a scant few other shows of the same genre who can attract such a calibre of stars who are actively vying for a role. Surely this alone sets Ideal apart from its peers.

If Not Going Out can be given a reprieve after only 2 series', surely Ideal, with its global fanbase and so many more stories to tell, deserves a chance to prove itself worthy of a second chance?

However, if giving this isn't possible, please can we at least give us a chance to see the series end properly and allow Graham Duff to tie up all the loose ends somehow, as a fair concession for all concerned with this wonderful television show?

All Ideal fans, all over and everywhere, please sign below if you agree.

Links

http://www.idealforum.co.uk


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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 21, 2016
    Apr 21, 2016
    Great show and a Big fan unthinkable we would all like to see this one end right all the good shows are cut down for no reason
  • Harry Lovell
    Harry Lovell United Kingdom, London
    Apr 13, 2016
    Apr 13, 2016
    To not make an 8th season of ideal would be mean that the entire seven seasons have been for nothing and leave the story with an unsatisfactory ending which, this show doesn't deserve. It's one of the best comedy series created in the UK and a show created before its time and it's time it's NOW!
  • Neil frodsham
    Neil frodsham United Kingdom, Saint Helens
    Mar 06, 2016
    Mar 06, 2016
    Ideal needs to return! It would be very successful, attracting old viewers as well as a large number of new ones. BBC comedy is at an all time low right now and ideal would be a welcome edition by many. Please bring it back.
  • Robert stubbs
    Robert stubbs United Kingdom
    Feb 29, 2016
    Feb 29, 2016
    Should never have been axed, it would be good to see what everybody is up to. Did moz end up getting a real job? did cartoon head die? What happened to psycho Paul and rainbow? Lots of in answers questions and there are so many ways you could follow the story on.
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