Quacks: sitcom will not return for second series

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Sad news for fans of the BBC’s Victorian sitcom, Quacks, as the channel’s comedy commissioner, Shane Allen has announced it won’t be returning for a second series…

Allen announced the news in the Radio Times in response to a fan’s letter asking whether Quacks had a future. “Sadly there are currently no plans for another series as we don’t have the room to bring everything back – we have a set amount of sitcoms and need to bring through new shows each year,” he said.

Quacks was created by James Wood, the man responsible for Rev, and starred Mathew Baynton, Rory Kinnear and Rupert Everett to boot as a group of doctors in the Victorian era with rather vicious methods. The series was a mash-up of slapstick and satire, and went down well with critics with Blackadder comparisons abound.

Sadly, however, it wasn’t enough to rescue the series – despite solid ratings for the time-slot it occupied.

If there’s any news about Quacks continuing, we’ll be sure to pass it on.

Radio Times