Please commission a third series of The Hour!
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Please commission a third series of The Hour!

    1. Alice Stamataki
    2. Petition by

      Alice Stamataki

      Richmond, United Kingdom

Despite critical recognition and a dedicated fan following, this show has struggled in the ratings. Now, its future is now under attack! We cannot let that happen. Fans from all over the world believe this show is the best the BBC has to offer. We need it to continue!

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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. A Sad Day

      Alice Stamataki
      Petition Organizer

      So, the day we all feared has finally arrived. The BBC has confirmed that it will not be renewing The Hour for a third series.

      So, what now? We just quietly let them get on with it? Give up any chance of seeing Bel, Freddie, and Hector on our screens again? Um, I don't think so. In starting the petition so early, we've got a head start. Now, more than ever, we truly have a chance of bringing quality TV back to the BBC.

      This petition has been featured on major news sites (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/12/the-hour-axed-by-bbc-two-_n_2669795.html) and it's gaining new signatures every day. We have to keep fighting!

      Please, please, everyone - keep signing, keep promoting - keep fighting, and don't loose hope.

      Thank you so much for your continued support.

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Thank you!

      Alice Stamataki
      Petition Organizer

      We've now reached 1,000 signatures! Thank you SO much for your support. This is a huge achievement, but the battle doesn't end here. Please, share this petition in any way you can - tweet it, facebook it, post it on your blog and tell your friends and family - if we all work together, we can really make this happen!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Webber MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      Quite simply the show has been all that is best about television drama.....and about television! The commissioning of drama by the state broadcaster MUST sometimes be about more than commercial pressures and ratings. The audience for 'The Hour' is not lacking due to issues of quality, and if the BBC don't retain faith in their best product despite lack of popular recognition, then where does the future of programming lie?

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    • stephane belmont TOURS, FRANCE
      • 9 months ago

      Some show need time to hit the spot.

      french fans of "the hour" hope the BBC will be smart enough to consider the long term instead of short term.

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    • KimHyelim SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
      • 9 months ago

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    • Marianne Rev VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      I loved the series. It was so intelligent.

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    • Edain Noble MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      the first season showed real potential and i would like to see it come back to its full glory.

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