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Thursday, April 29, 1999 Published at 16:28 GMT 17:28 UK


BBC drops Dando series

Visitors sign a book of condolence at BBC Television Centre in London

The BBC is dropping Jill Dando's last series, Antiques Inspectors, which made its debut the day before she was murdered.

Jill Dando 1961 - 1999
The decision on the show is believed to have been taken following consultations between the BBC and the late presenter's family.

Dando was shot on her doorstep in Fulham, west London on Monday morning.

The first programme in the series was shown on Sunday, and a second was to be screened this weekend.

A BBC spokesman said: "I don't think we have any plans to show them at a later date."

An edition of Antiques Roadshow will take its place.

On Wednesday an edition of Crimewatch File, narrated by Dando, was pulled from the schedules. But the next edition of Crimewatch UK, on 18 May, will go ahead as planned with Dando's colleague Nick Ross as its sole presenter.

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