Hornsey Town Hall’s Hour in the spotlight

Publication date: Tuesday 19 July 2011

BBC show The HourCrouch End’s iconic Hornsey Town Hall could steal the show when it appears on television as the location for new BBC drama The Hour.

The six-part series – created by Bafta award winning writer Abi Morgan and boasting an all star cast headed by The Wire’s Dominic West – is being touted as Britain’s answer to hit US series Mad Men.

But for Crouch Enders, the much-loved landmark – which has provided the perfect setting for the 1950s television newsroom drama – could be the best reason to tune in.

Each episode was filmed at the Town Hall, where set designers have made great use of the elegant foyer, imposing staircase and classic corridors to recreate the look and feel of the ‘50s.

Cllr Joe Goldberg, Cabinet Member for Finance, said:

“There was a real buzz around Crouch End while The Hour was being filmed.  Hornsey Town Hall is a simply stunning location and we’re really looking forward to seeing it shown off on the small screen.

“It’s fitting that the Town Hall – which was loved in the past for its theatre productions and could be set for a future as the home of one of the country’s leading drama academies – has played such an important part in what is being hailed as one of the drama events of the year.

“We’re really excited about seeing the Town Hall restored and brought back into use before too long, and it’s great that in the meantime its elegant interior has been captured by The Hour.”

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