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(coming this fall to BBC America.)
Though BBC America’s newsroom drama The Hour – now in its second season – has been dubbed “The British Mad Men,” series costume designer Suzanne Cave says there are distinct differences when it comes to the clothing. ”In terms of similarities I suppose the silhouettes are similar, but Fifth Avenue advertising in the ‘50’s is worlds away from [The Hour's] Lime Grove,” Cave tells EW. ”British fashion was a slight step behind American fashion. Even just in terms of the technology of fabrics, that kind of thing would’ve been more advanced in America.”
If anything, the costumer examined the different worlds of the British TV rivalries of the late ’50s for historical style references. “Where as the ITV guys are much slicker, much shinier, the people who work at the BBC are a little bit quirkier, so we marked the difference between those two,” said Cave, who, along with her team, custom designs many of the outfits for the show’s main characters Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw; above right), Bel Rowley (Romola Garai; above center), Hector Madden (Dominic West; above left), and Marnie Madden (Oona Chaplin).
If you’re into the fashion of The Hour, this post is a must read.
THE HOUR returns to BBC America’s Dramaville *** Wednesday Dec 5 at 9/8c *** with Part Two of the All New Miniseries that Rolling Stone calls “Brilliant!”
This week, Bel (ROMOLA GARAI, The Crimson Petal and the White) bristles as newlyweds Freddie BEN WHISHAW, Skyfall, Cloud Atlas) and Camille (LIZZIE BROCHERE) steal the limelight at a party hosted by Hector (DOMINIC WEST, The Wire) and Marnie (OONA CHAPLIN) - but it’s Hector who’s the greatest victim of the evening when two policemen arrive to arrest him on suspicion of assaulting Kiki Delaine (HANNAH TOINTON).
The feature includes sketches, mood boards and an interview with The Hour’s costume designer Suzanne Cave.
We like this show so much we figured we’d give the trailer its own post.
You know what? Being a nobody in a country where everyone thinks they can be a somebody, that’s infectious. It’s exciting.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive look at our acclaimed mini-series The Hour starring Dominic West (The Wire), Romola Garai (Having You) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall).
Set in late 1957 – you will see the personal meet the professional as the characters become deeply embroiled in cover-ups, corruption, love affairs, sexual intrigues and the resurgence of Mosley’s fascism. Welcome to the end of the ‘50s…
The Hour returns to BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville on Wednesday, November 28, 9:00pm ET.
BBC AMERICA’s THE HOUR TO RETURN TO DRAMAVILLE ON NOVEMBER 28
From today’s announcement: From Emmy®-nominated writer and creator Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), the sequel to BBC AMERICA’s Golden Globe®-nominated miniseries, The Hour, sees the return of the highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate news trio of Freddie (Ben Whishaw,Skyfall), Bel (Romola Garai,The Crimson Petal and the White) and Hector (Dominic West, The Wire) – still striving to broadcast stories they believe in. Now joined by the new eccentric Head of News, Randall Brown (Peter Capaldi, The Thick of It), the sequel – set in late 1957 – will see the personal meet the professional as the characters become deeply embroiled in cover-ups, corruption, love affairs, sexual intrigues and the resurgence of Mosley’s fascism. Welcome to the end of the ‘50s …
The Hour premieres Wednesday, November 28, 9:00pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville.