Very bad news. I like the show a lot and think that Paddy and Claudia are great.
On the other hand, it depends on what replaces it, and what they do with the talents that are P & C. If they do something good, then I applaud their risk taking.
The controller is right that the channel should become too cosy with shows going on forever. There should be no flagship show on a channel which essentially should be for experimental, daring, groundbreaking shows.!
Which is a fair point. Except it will become harder to for people to innovate and be creative if they are worried all the time that their jobs will be axed with little or no warning.
Either Stuart Murphy has some amazing plan for a relaunch of the channel... or its a last gasp move of the deck chairs before he's axed himself.
Following his "triumph" at UK Play. His "15 minute programmes" for BBC Choice... his launch night for BBC Three... his failure recognise the two hits his channel has commissioned (3 Non Blondes... Monkey Dust) which were buried after 11 o clock when they first ran while *shudder* Dom Joly squatted in Prime Time... and now this.
I'm sorry. The man's an idiot.