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Channel 7 Needs To Tune In To Fans’ Fury + Links to Two Petitions

Image635410549934890186A Place To Call Home Fans are FURIOUS. Social media has been exploding with comments from fans and if I were Channel 7 rep…I wouldn’t admit it because you are bound to get hammered.

You can make your voice heard by signing the petition to get A Place To Call Home back and have this horrible ending to the show obliterated and a Season 3 made. Click here to sign your name

There are two petitions under way

- Click here for Peter Vernon’s petition

- Click here for Emily Johnson’s petition

 

Here’s the latest article about the cancellation and the fan’s unhappiness:

 

Channel 7 needs to tune in to fans’ fury

Macarther Chronicle
15 July 2014

 

THE season finale of A Place to Call Home on Sunday night has done little to ease the anger of Macarthur region fans furious at the demise of the quality Australian drama.

While the show was hurriedly wrapped up in Sunday’s episode, fans are seething the series will not proceed to a third season which would have allowed the storylines to be more adequately resolved.

Filmed in Camden and Wollondilly shire, A Place To Call Home won the hearts of many local residents.

It showcased our region’s rural and historic beauty to the nation and put the Macarthur region on the tourism map.

Our region, particularly Kirkham’s Camelot mansion, was a star of the show.

On Macarthur Chronicle Facebook, readers have made post after post calling for Channel 7 to change its mind since we reported the network was axing the show.

When contacted by the Chronicle last week to ask if the network would consider reversing its decision given the petitions and social media campaigns in support of the show, Channel 7 declined to comment.

It is a shame another network hasn’t jumped in to save it.

A ratings winner in its first season and boasting an outstanding cast including MartaDusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo and Frankie J Holden, the show apparently did not rate as strongly this year, although it still attracted enviable viewing numbers.

Whatever the reasons for its demise, it is a great pity a quality Australian drama cannot get a go on national television.

Filled with a plethora of reality TV programs, Aussie drama takes second place on our TV screens.

Reality shows are cheaper to make and attract big ratings while creating a drama series is far more expensive and a ratings gamble.

A Place To Call Home was a victim of modern TV. Despite its quality cast, stunning locations and gripping storyline, it could not compete with the reality ratings juggernauts.

What a shame there is not room for both genres.

While I will miss the series and share our readers’ disappointment that it is not continuing, I am delighted that our region had such a starring role. Our businesses have enjoyed the benefits of a tourism boom thanks to the show.

Many of us also enjoyed picking out our local landmarks and recognising some local faces as extras.

As a final word to Channel 7, it is not too late to change your mind.