Same Old Tricks

I see the BBC has cancelled the long running series, "New Tricks." They say that this is because recent series have not been watched by as many people as watched the earlier series. However that reasoning is only reasonable if the BBC has a new drama series up its sleeves that can pull in more viewers than the later series of "New Tricks." Judging by the insubstantial piffle being aired on Sunday nights entitled "Partners In Crime" I very much doubt that they have. Not since "Jonathan Creek" has there been a more perfect example of why stand-up comedians should not be given proper acting jobs no matter how popular they are with the "right on" brigade. Anyway, if "New Tricks" is so unpopular why is the BBC still showing repeats of the recent series on prime time television?

File under "Do they think we're stupid?"

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