Robert Lindsay hits out at 'My Family' axe saying: "The BBC has treated it appallingly"

My Family

Telly star Robert Lindsay has hit out at the BBC for axing long-running sitcom 'My Family', which he has had the leading role in for more than 10 years. The BBC announced earlier this year it was axing the show over fears the decade old comedy was "becoming stale" on the channel.

The series started Lindsay alongside Zoe Wanamaker as Ben and Susan Harper, for 11 years. Lindsay told TV Times magazine: "It's got so many fans and the BBC has treated it appallingly.

"The ratings were great but they ruined it by putting it out after the 9pm watershed. It's a genuinely good family show - as my dad used to say, you can watch it quite safely with your grandchildren."

The 61-year-old added: "Kids used to write to us saying 'I wish I was in your family' but can you imagine that - with my awful character? They also said 'I wish you were my dad' and I thought 'you poor people!'."

The 11th and final series of the show will air later this month on BBC One.

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