Popular BBC drama series such as Spooks will have their runs slashed as part of a cost-cutting drive at the Corporation.The report adds that some shows usually brought back once a year will now be commissioned every 15 to 18 months instead.
Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Firth and Hermione Norris in Spooks on BBC One
The move comes after director general Mark Thompson unveiled his six-year plan for the BBC, which called on every part of the organisation to make efficiency savings. The savings are being made in a bid to stem a £2 billion shortfall caused by a smaller than expected licence fee settlement.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
From Matthew Hemley in The Stage: