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'Survivors' axe confirmed by BBC

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The BBC has confirmed speculation that Survivors has been axed after two series.

The sci-fi show, a remake of the 1970s cult programme of the same name, starred Julie Graham and Max Beesley.

"The BBC is committed to making a broad range of varied and ambitious drama, but in order to achieve this we do have to move on from some pieces in order to allow new work to come through - after two series, Survivors will not be returning," a spokeswoman said.

BBC One's post-apocalyptic series was given a roasting by critics in its second six-part run after a well-received first outing in 2008.

Survivors series one averaged a strong 5.19 million viewers (21.4%), but series two fell to a lacklustre 3.81m (15.2%).

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