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All change for Being Human series 4 (UK)

January 12th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

Being Human has been consistently one of the better genre shows not just just on Brtish screens, but on all television, over the last number of years.

So much so that it’s spawned a successful American version. Almost unheard of, see Red Dwarf or Life On Mar if you need proof.

But it looks like it’s all change for Series 4 as (LOOK AWAY NOW SPOILER PHOBES) both Sinead Keenan and Russell Tovey are leaving.

It was bad enough losing Aidan Turner’s Mitchell at the end of last season but losing the great George and Nina, for many the heartbeat of the show, means that three out of the four original cast have all left.

The end is nigh? Not necessarily as showrunner Toby Whithouse is confident that fans will warm to the new line-up if they give them a chance first, that is.

“Losing Russell and Sinead so suddenly was very difficult. But it never occurred to us for a moment to stop making the show,” he told The Guardian yesterday.

“Not because we need the cash, but because we knew there were 1,000 stories left to tell and 10,000 characters left to create.

“But if I’m honest, the reaction of some of the fans is depressingly predictable. People are perfectly entitled to watch something and say ‘I didn’t like it’. But to say ‘I’m not going to like that thing I haven’t seen yet’ is blatantly bonkers.

“Every twist in the life of Being Human has been met with wails of anguish,” he said.

“When they announced one of the pilots was about a werewolf vampire and a ghost sharing a house, people said: ‘That sounds shit, I’m not watching that’. Then they did and they loved it.”

Pictured below: Lenora Crichlow’s ghostly Annie with newcomer Damien Moloney as a new vampire Hal, one of the powerful ‘old ones’ and Michael Socha as werewolf Tom who guest-starred last series

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...