Peter Capaldi and Romola Garai were present at the BAFTA Television awards two weeks ago because of their nominations for their performances in 'The Hour'. Unfortunately, this is the last time either one of them will be at the awards for that particular show since the network has cancelled it.
The Hour aired for two seasons on BBC2, but despite being critically acclaimed, the ratings never increased. When asked about the ending of the show, Romola Garai said, "It was an amazing experience: a fascinating period of history, amazing actors, one of the best writers writing in television at the moment. It's very sad [that the show has been cancelled] but these things happen. You just have to be grateful and glad that you got the job in the first place and you had a wonderful time making it."
Peter Capaldi added, "We had plans to take it into the 60s, move to Television Centre. That would have all been good fun. There might be a chance to do a one-off catching up on some of the characters. It'd be fascinating to see them doing Panorama or something like that." Garai agreed with that idea, and said a one-off special might be just what they need to send off the series in style.
'The Hour' has introduced us to several fantastic actors, including Garai, Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw. Unfortunately, the one-off 'The Hour' special is unlikely to happen, but we can keep dreaming.