Dominic West and Ben Whishaw's British drama The Hour has been axed by Tv bosses in the U.K.

The Bbc show, set in a 1950s newsroom, was nominated for a Best Mini-Series or Tv Movie Golden Globe earlier this year (13), but that wasn't enough to save the series - and executives have decided not to bring the drama back for a third season.

A representative for the network says, "We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through."

West won't be away from the Bbc for long - he's set to play Richard Burton alongside Helena Bonham Carter's Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Tv movie about the fiery pair later this year (13).