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End of The Hour

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The BBC has called time on its award-winning series The Hour after just two series.

The show, set in a 1950s newsroom and starring Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw and Dominic West, was billed as Britain's answer to Mad Men. It won critical appraise for its stylised flair and nuanced script from Abi Morgan, the writer behind 2011 film Shame.

But despite a string of award nominations, its viewing figures fell by over a million since it began nearly two years ago.

A BBC spokeswoman said, "We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through."

It also announced plans for a third series of Call the Midwife and the launch of a new show, Atlantis, set in "a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants."

The Stylist office is still reeling from the loss of a sublime series - not to mention the beautifully tailored costumes. Are you a fan of The Hour? How do you feel about it being canned? Take a look at some photos of the show and let us know your thoughts in the comments section, below.

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