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Prospect recommends: The Hour

By Peter Bazalgette  


Having had its cultural clothes stolen by BBC4, BBC2 is trying to shake off an identity crisis and prove it’s the home of classy drama. A new fast-cutting promotion includes a tantalising shot of Ben Whishaw from The Hour, a new six-part series written by Abi Morgan. Her credits include previous TV dramas (Sex Traffic), film (Birdsong) and theatre (an Afghanistan-themed play at the Tricycle Theatre).

The Hour is set in the mid-1950s, the era…

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