The Hours

Sure why not: Dominic West, the actor best known as McNulty from HBO’s The Wire, is set to star in a six-part BBC show named The Hour. It’s set in 1956, centered around the launch of a news show, with a mysterious murder driving the plot.

Oh, and it’s being hailed as the British Mad Men. Not sure if the comparison is based on anything more than the anachronistic time period.  The BBC’s been pumping out some quality programming of late, so yeah, this is definitely on the radar.  [via Unlikely Words]

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  • swartsr November 18, 2010, 11:58 am

    Cool. I definitely will. Thanks!

    P.S. Glad I stumbled upon your blog. I've already passed the link along to a couple friends.

  • swartsr November 18, 2010, 11:10 am

    Awesome! I wonder if I'll be able to get this online somehow in the states…

    • jamesfurbush November 18, 2010, 11:48 am

      Perhaps. If it's not on BBC America, it'll probably available via torrents once it airs over in England. I'll definitely be following the progress of this, so check back often!