Monday, 9.30pm, ABC2
As far as shows about the undead go, The Fades is well above average. It even picked up a best drama gong at the British Academy of Film and TV Awards. It has a complicated and intelligent pretext about dead people who have not yet been accepted into the afterlife who are living on earth but are unable to be seen, heard or felt, hence the term fades. And it has some attractive young stars who deliver their lines with great conviction. But that wasn’t enough to save the series from being axed after only just one season. Knowing that makes it a tough choice as to whether it’s worth the time.