bbc-the-hour-cancelled-renewedJust as yesterday I reported about the cancellation of Being Human UK, another piece of news coming from the old continent to join to the lists of . And now BBC cancelled The Hour and is not bringing it back for season three. In the official statement regarding The Hour cancellation, BBC said “We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through”.

The show debuted strongly initially, but later went down in the numbers, and even though it was critically acclaimed, and nominated for many awards including the Golden Globes, the show lost its audience throughout the second season, leading up to the cancellation of The Hour by BBC.

What was The Hour About? Plot

Written and created by the award-winning Abi Morgan and produced by Kudos Film and TV, the second six-part series of The Hour sees the return of Bel (Romola Garai), Hector (Dominic West) and Freddie (Ben Whishaw) alongside beloved Lix (Anna Chancellor), scheming McCain (Julian Rhind-Tutt) and newly assertive Marnie Madden (Oona Chaplin), in this highly acclaimed 1950s newsroom drama.

Series two rejoins The Hour team in 1957 where we are introduced to new characters played by Peter Capaldi (The Thick Of It, The Nativity) Hannah Tointon (The Inbetweeners) and Tom Burke (State Of Play).

The six new episodes see the team still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in as they grapple with the looming spectre of the Cold War and changing social mores.

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