Fans of BBC's Waking The Dead are ready to complain in their thousands if proposed changes to the cold case drama go ahead.
The popular show - each episode now showing over Sunday and Monday evenings - was thought to be in its last series. But it has emerged that more episodes are planned.
A source close to the programme has reavealed that the show will return with significant changes in the Autumn.
Apparently, Trevor Eve's character, Det Supt Peter Boyd, will undergo an epiphany and will stop shouting, losing his patience and using questionable methods to gather evidence.
"There's already a lot of heavy stuff in the show," said the insider. "Dead and rotting bodies, psychopaths and long-buried, horrific memories.
"We thought it could use some balance.
"Now, Boyd will be a lot more sensitive and occasionally cry into psychologist Grace's bosom when the cases get too dark.
"It will be very moving."
"It will be very crap!" Said Trevor Eve fan club chair, Tamsin Thermostat. "Typical bloody Tristrams - can't leave anything alone!
"Lots of members have already told me that if these changes go ahead they're going to get so angry that... well - the BBC had just better watch out, that's all!"