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Crouch End’s iconic Hornsey Town Hall is set to steal the show in a new BBC drama featuring an all-star cast including The Wire’s Dominic West.

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Six part series The Hour, which aired for the first time last night (July 19), was created by Bafta award wining writer Abi Morgan.

It is being touted as Britain’s answer to hit US series Mad Men and the much-loved Art Deco landmark provided a perfect setting for the 1950s television newsroom drama.

The town hall was leased to the production company that made the programme for six months and every episode was filmed there.

Set designers made use of the elegant foyer, imposing staircase and classic corridors to create an authentic look.

Cllr Joe Goldberg, Haringey Council cabinet member for finance, said: “There was a real buzz around Crouch End while The Hour was being filmed. Hornsey Town Hall is simply a stunning location and we’re really looking forward to seeing it shown off on the small screen.”

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