The 'Coroner' has been axed.

Claire Goose

Claire Goose

The popular daytime programme cast have received rave reviews from viewers since it first hit television screens in 2015 but it seems BBC producers don't have the same opinion as they have decided to give it the chop after just two series.

The channel announced the news in a statement to the on Friday (21.04.17): "After two fantastic series, 'The Coroner' won't be returning as we look for opportunities to bring through new programmes for the BBC1 daytime audience. We'd like to thank the brilliant cast and production team for all of their hard work."

The drama stars Claire Goose as single mum Jane Kennedy who returns to her hometown Lighthaven in Devon and is reunited with her former childhood sweetheart Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins (Matt Bardock) as they investigate murders.

The writer Sally Abbott previously said that she based Jane and Davey on the sexual tension between Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in 1949's 'Adam's Rib'.

The shock news hasn't gone down too well with viewers and some die-hard fans have even started an online petition to bring it back later this year.

And the show's writer Sally Wainwright is on the same page as she has admitted she had so much more content up her sleeve that she wanted to bring to screen.

She said: "I'm sure every writer feels this but The Coroner doesn't feel dead to me. There are so many more stories and God how I love our characters."