It may yet be saved. Phill Redmond, who originally conceived Brookie has threatened to withdraw his other soap, Hollyoaks, if Channel 4 don't change their minds.
Hollyoaks is one of C4's star programs, so this row could get interesting.
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured,
his glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
as makes the angels weep.
William Shakespeare (anticipating George W Bush?)