BBC Scarborough: There won't be a second series

Scarborough won't come back for a second series, it has been confirmed.

By Martina Moscariello
Friday, 22nd November 2019, 8:51 am
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 8:52 am
BBC/Kieron McCarron.

Unlike many viewers had hoped, the BBC One sitcom set entirely in the town will not return to our screens.

The announcement was made on Twitter by the account of the series which is managed by director Derren Litten.

It said: "Today we learned the BBC has decided not to recommission Scarborough for a 2nd series. Obviously we are all extremely disappointed but we'd like to thank all our fans for their wonderful support. You can still enjoy Scarborough on @BBCiPlayer for another 10 months"

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Catherine Tyldesley who played Karen in the show tweeted: "Gutted to hear @Scarborough_tv won’t be running for a second series. My favourite job to date... I really feel it filled a huge gap in the comedy world. Methinks to put it on @NetflixUK ... @DerrenLitten one of the most talented people I know."

Maggie Ollerenshaw who played the character of Geraldine was also "devastated" by the decision.

"Devastated to hear @Scarborough is not being recommissioned by the BBC. Best tv comedy I’ve ever been part of & best public response I’ve ever had to a character I’ve played."

The BBC One comedy aired over the course of six weeks at the end of the summer.

It follows a group of locals, as they navigate life, love and friendship.