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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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BBC drama Roadkill reached its conclusion on Sunday evening and while many were heaping praise on the acting performances, Hugh Laurie as Conservative MP Peter Laurence in particular, others were left disappointed with the story's ending. 

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The fourth instalment in the mini-series, written by David Hare, saw Peter take office as Prime Minister, despite unsuccessful efforts to stop him from journalists, lawyers, and even his own family.

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Taking to social media, fans were seemingly disappointed by the plot and even branded the script as "rushed." One person vented: "#Roadkill I knew it was too good to be true. I thought there was going to be six episodes. Clearly totally rushed at end, could have an extended episode at least."

Another echoed this, commenting: "The TV almost got my foot through it tonight because of the BBC, they finished #Roadkill with so many unanswered questions. There had better be a second series or they ruined a good series." 

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Fans were unimpressed by the ending of Roadkill

A third viewer agreed with the unsatisfactory ending. "Very disappointed with @BBC #Roadkill," they wrote. "Really enjoying it and very involved, waiting for episode five. Oops. Only four. Ending is the middle of the story - total copout!" 

A fourth viewer tweeted: "Have enjoyed #Roadkill but last episode tonight ended and to me it feels incomplete guessing they'll be a second series."

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Hugh Laurie's performance received high praise

Other viewers at home were more complimentary of the finale. "Really enjoyed #Roadkill Good script, loved the cast. I want another series, please. With Helen McCrory obvs," said one fan. Another tweeted: "@hughlaurie thank you for entertaining me these last 4 Sunday's in #Roadkill. You were thoroughly superb!"

The channel is yet to formally announce whether the political drama will be for a second series, but given its small number of episodes and the ending, we're sure that there's more to the story that could be told in a follow-up season.

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