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BBC axes three of its comedy series


BBC Comedy boss Shane Allen has confirmed Ben Elton‘s The Wright Way, Sue Perkins‘s sitcom Heading Out and BBC Four’s Getting On have been axed.

The Wright Way received scathing reviews, while Perkins BBC Two sitcom Heading Out received a lukewarm response despite its popular cast.

Disappointingly medical sitcom Getting On, which ran for three series, has also been axed despite being well received by critics and viewers but was tucked away on BBC Four.

The announcement was made during the Broadcasting Press Guild lunch.