Suranne reflects on 'Harley St' failure
Published Mar 1 2010, 14:52 GMT | By Daniel Kilkelly Suranne Jones
has admitted that she received a "kicking" in the press for her role in ITV's Harley Street
The former Coronation Street
actress starred alongside ex-EastEnders
star Paul Nicholls in the medical drama, which was axed
in 2008 after just one series.
Reflecting on the programme's failure to win over viewers and critics, Jones told the Glasgow Sunday Mail
: "Yes, I did get a kicking with Harley Street
and it just goes to show that you don't always make the right decisions.
"When I decided to do it I wanted to do something so different to who I am but perhaps it was too different. You've always got to have a part of you that you can find in a character.
"It was unfortunate because Harley Street
had a great cast with Paul Nicholls and brilliant guest players such as James Fox and Leslie Phillips. But not everything works and maybe viewers didn't want to see posh people treating other posh people in a posh surgery."
Since leaving Coronation Street
in 2004, Jones has won praise for her work on ITV1's Vincent
. She will return to screens tonight with a lead part in BBC One drama Five Days