This petition isn’t just about Ripper Street, it’s about the many half-witted dullards who make up the high viewing figures for reality trash and encourage the television industry to create more of the same. It is about taking a stance against reality TV and saying that art matters and it is something to be valued within society. It is a demand from their customers that the BBC invest in quality drama and its artists.
Tell them that we demand a third series, or at the very least, an opportunity for the writers, directors and actors to complete the legacy of Ripper Street and bring closure to our beloved characters by way of a one-off special.
Ironically, one of the BBC’s stated values reads as follows “We are one BBC: great things happen when we work together”. There may be some truth in that!
The are more stories to be told.
More tears to shed and more laughs to share.
And we demand to see them on BBC1.