The Hour has been axed by BBC2 and will not return for a third series, it’s been confirmed.
The period drama, which was set in the 1950s and concerned the genesis of a fictional current affairs programme on BBC Television, was created by Abi Morgan and starred Dominic West, Ben Whishaw and Romola Garai.
It had been the original intention of the production company behind the programme, Kudos, to produce at least three series. Jane Featherstone, chief executive of Kudos Film and Television, said she was “sad and disappointed” by the decision.
The BBC said: “We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through.”