After a somewhat mixed debut, it has been announced that ITV period drama Jericho won't be returning to our screens.

I certainly wasn't keen on a second series being made — but some viewers may be disappointed that the cliffhangers of the final episode will never be resolved.

It is believed executives were disappointed with the ratings attracted by the ITV series, which was watched by 3.3m viewers at its peak.

Here are five questions that will go unanswered:

Who shot Davy?

This is probably the biggest loose end — that we'll never know who shot Davy, or witness the fallout of his tragic death on the way to his own wedding. Of course, we've got sneaking suspicions as to who it was — cough Coates cough — but we'll never know for sure. Poor Davy, we never even reached his funeral.

Would Coates' scheming have caught up with him?

Coates was by far the one to watch in Jericho — his scheming cost more than one innocent life, and he schmoozed his way around the shanty town storing information to use to his advantage — he really was determined to keep control of Jerichi. But why? What was his motive — and would anyone have cottoned on to his dastardly ways? Davy was the only one who was close and he died, so... Coates would probably have gotten away with it for another series.

Would Charles have survived?

Charles was in a bad way at the end of series one, and all the grave expressions and bedside anguish suggested he wasn't long for this world. But would they have killed him off, or kept him alive by some miracle to continue the Blackwood brothers saga? While he did nothing but pull a concerned face for eight weeks, I didn't want Charles just to die with his precious viaduct unfinished.

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Would Annie and Johnny have ended up together?

And more importantly, would any of us have cared? Their 'will-they-won't-they' melodrama ended on a vague note, with the two clearly besotted but Annie not keen to marry and move up to the posh end of the valley. There was the glimmer of a love triangle with Isabella sniffing around and Annie showing a bit of the green-eyed monster, but the whole Annie-Johnny saga took so long to progress in series one I don't think I would have had the stomach for more lingering glances in series two.

Would the viaduct have ever been completed?

I know, I know, Jericho was about the trials of navvy life and the rich poor divide, and not actually about the viaduct, but still, it would have been nice to see some building work in series two. Alas, the Culverdale Viaduct will never come to fruition.

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