The BBC1 controller, Peter Fincham, is considering the future of several long-running drama series, including Dalziel and Pascoe and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
Mr Fincham has already taken the decision to axe The Chase and New Street Law and is reviewing other BBC1 returning dramas.
The future of titles such as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Dalziel and Pascoe is also uncertain as the channel looks to refresh its drama output.
Senior BBC drama executives, led by the controller of fiction, Jane Tranter, met at an away day last week where it is thought they discussed their strategy and plans for new shows.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
From Leigh Holmwood for Media Guardian: