Friday, October 02, 2009

Mumbai Calling - 'Grade cancels comedy series'


A darling Arcatiste within the bowels of ITV tells me that the broadcaster has cancelled comedy series Mumbai Calling. This may come as a surprise to the  show's production company Allan McKeown Presents which on its website reports, "Peter Fincham (programming chief at ITV) will decide on a second series by the end of July."

Alas, ITV boss Michael Grade has already axed it, apparently. He'd always hated the series, my mole tells me, and had allowed its debut series to colllect dust on the shelf for two years before reluctantly screening it as a cost saver.

Mumbai Calling sought in vain to raise a giggle from "troublesome turbans and coffee conundrums" at a call centre based in India. It featured accents.

7 comments:

veritas said...

This series was always a worry for me. Not funny but who wants to see actors out of work ?. I'm often on the receiving end of calls from Indian call centres wishing me to change mobile phone service and such. Do I keep them on as long as possible so they earn some dosh, annoying as they are ?.

Other guilt ridden Virgoan Arcistes will understand my dilemna.

Madame Arcati said...

I hate to see actors out of work, but I love it when they serve me in Joe Allen's. So sexy, the lot of them. I never watched this show so I can't comment.

One call centre has been phoning me for two years now trying to persuade me to give them my credit card details, change my phone etc.

Madame Arcati said...

I hate to see actors out of work, but I love it when they serve me in Joe Allen's. So sexy, the lot of them. I never watched this show so I can't comment.

One call centre has been phoning me for two years now trying to persuade me to give them my credit card details, change my phone etc.

Anonymous said...

Fucking awful show, my respect for Grade has rocketed. What a man of insight.

veritas said...

Madame is repeating herself...a sign of madness

Madame Arcati said...

Did I not say I hadn't seen the show ...

Anonymous said...

it was a great show, no doubt about it, and is missed by many