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Life after Mad Men

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The fourth series of the super-stylish 60s-set Madison Avenue saga drew to a close last night. And what an episode it was, featuring proposals, pregnancy and pantyhose campaigns

This was the last series to air on the Beeb. But don’t panic – creator Matthew Weiner’s contracted to make at least one more series. Season five will arrive next summer on new import drama channel, Sky Atlantic.

So what can fill the Mad Men-shaped hole in our lives for the next nine months? There are two prime contenders. Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire comes to these shores in early February and has huge buzz. Set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, it’s from the HBO stable and stars Steve Buscemi plus our own Stephen Graham and Kelly Macdonald. Jazz Age costumes ahoy.

There’s also the home-grown drama that’s been dubbed “the British Mad Men”. The Hour is set in a 1950s London newsroom with a cast including Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw. It’s written by Abi Morgan (Sex Traffic), comes from the makers of Spooks and will air over six episodes on BBC Two. Sharp-suited and gin-sodden, it’ll be similar to Mad Men but with a murderous twist.

You can also catch Mad Men’s Peggy live on stage in the New Year. Actress Elisabeth Moss hits the West End’s Comedy Theatre on 22 January, starring in Thirties lesbian teachers drama The Children’s Hour alongside our own Keira Knightley.

So don’t make like Don Draper and hit the bottle just yet, Maddicts.

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