Fans of the BBC drama The Hour have taken their unhappiness at the newsroom drama getting the axe right to the top, and have launched a very British protest outside the home of BBC TV news, the iconic Broadcasting House.
The Beeb announced that the 1950’s drama starring Dominic West and Ben Wishaw would not be returning for a third season back in February, however since that announcement over 21,000 fans have signed a petition against the axe and recently took their protest to Broadcasting House, where the national news is still broadcast from. Whether their very British protest will have any effect remains to be seen.
Ben Wishaw, who played dishy newsreader Freddie Lyon, had previously gone on record and called the cancellation “a shock and a disappointment” and “a bit of a blow”.
Peter Capaldi who received a BAFTA nomination for his performance in the series has recently suggested that they could possibly return to the newsroom for a one off special and this would allow fans to get the closure they so obviously desire. Series two ended on a cliffhanger and fans were left wondering whether Wishaw’s character survived a vicious beating.