The Body Farm axed after just one series

The Waking the Dead spin-off starring Tara FitzGerald "will not be returning" confirms the BBC

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Forensic crime drama The Body Farm “will not return for a second series”, the BBC today confirmed to RadioTimes.com.

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The Waking the Dead spin-off, starring Tara FitzGerald and Keith Allen, debuted in September 2011 on BBC1 and attracted an audience of 6.3m viewers. However, this figure had dropped to 4.3m by the end of its six-part run.

The series continued the story of Dr Eve Lockhart, who was now heading up a private pathology facility that conducted scientific research to help solve crimes. Lockhart had previously been a main character on Waking the Dead, the long-running police procedural starring Trevor Eve, which ran for nine series.

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The Body Farm was made by BBC Drama Production in association with Eve’s company, Projector Productions.