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BBC axes Upstairs Downstairs reboot

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Apr 23, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

The show was revived in 2010, and starred Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard in a new version of the original hit 1970s series about an upper-class family and its servants in early 20th Century London.

However, the show has failed to match the huge ratings figures of period rival Downton Abbey after two series, and BBC bosses have decided not to bring it back for a third run.

The show's writer Heidi Thomas took to her Twitter.com page after the news, writing, "Really touched by all the love and sadness for Upstairs Downstairs. It was made by a tremendous team and I can't praise them enough."

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