New Street Law Axed

IT’S a case of silence in court for BBC1 legal drama New Street Law.
As predicted in this blog back in March, it won’t be returning to our screens.
Two series of the drama were made on location in Manchester city centre and on a set near Bolton.
But ratings for the court battles involving two rival barristers’ chambers, and starring John Hannah, Lisa Faulkner and John Thomson, were disappointing.
Fans also complained about the scheduling of the series, made by Manchester’s Red Production Company.
It looked like case closed when the last episode was moved to a midweek graveyard slot of 10.40pm.
Now the final verdict has been confirmed.

You can read more about the background here.
Also being axed is BBC1 Sunday night series The Chase, written by Kay Mellor and starring her daughter Gaynor Faye.
A BBC spokesman said: “We can confirm that after two series each, The Chase and New Street Law will not be returning.”
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