Sir David Jason's 'The Royal Bodyguard' For BBC Axe?

15/02/2012 12:41
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Sir David Jason's new drama The Royal Bodyguard is likely to be axed, according to reports.

An insider was quoted as saying: "Unfortunately the show just did not work out. Ratings fell and it got a mauling in the press. It is highly unlikely that it will return."

Sir David recently admitted his first comedy project since Only Fools And Horses wasn't up to expectations.

"You can't get it right all the time. We tried, we had a good go, we enjoyed doing it and, yeah, perhaps I think we didn't quite bring it off," he was quoted as saying.

The Royal Bodyguard, which starred Sir David as the Queen's bungling royal protection officer, attracted more than seven million viewers on its Boxing Day debut but dropped to 2.9 million two weeks later.

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