They started together in Girls on Top in 1985, continued through French & Saunders, collaborated on numerous Comic Relief sketches and, ultimately, now end with the cancellation of their latest three year collaboration of Jam and Jerusalem. In between, some incredibly successful individual efforts with Murder Most Horrid, Wild West and Vicar of Dibley from Dawn French and Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle and Absolutely Fabulous from Jennifer Saunders.
The Women’s Guild in the West Country village of Clatterford St Mary is shutting it’s doors after three seasons, also shutting the doors on the highly successful comedy duo of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Surprisingly, the series, which also starred Pauline McLynn (Father Ted), Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), had seen increased ratings since it’s premiere in 2006.
Unfortunately, that’s the way things go from my standpoint over the years with numerous “critically acclaimed” series that I liked getting the axe. Series like Sports Night, Arrested Development and Mulberry immediately come to mind.