It’s been a while
Thank you for sticking with me so long. I know most of you probably didn’t even realise I was gone - but anyway, thanks.
Things got altogether too painful for me with the Hour. I needed some time to step away and relax. Anyway, it’s all done now, so I hope to recommence posting soon.
|Hey Alice. I just wanted to thank you for your petition. The Hour has a huge fan base in Australia, and we're so glad we have a legitimate means in bringing about a third series, even if it's based in the UK. What an incredible show! :)|
You’re very welcome! I’m so glad there are fans of the Hour in Australia. I suspected there might be a fanbase after a couple of Australian news sites ran articles on my petition and stuff, but I never knew it was huge! That’s really great to hear, I’m so glad that The Hour is getting the recognition it deserves in at least one country of the world. Thanks so much for your support, and your lovely message. :)
Just to let you know, I’m now collaborating with Annie on the savethehour tumblr page.
I’ll still be posting news and updates on here, but I will also be contactable (is that a word? I hope it’s a word) over there, too.
I think we crashed the server on my petition again, guys. Good job!
|Hi, I just wanted to apologize fro giving the credit to Annie instead of you for the petition, I misread. It has been rectified. I hope you'll succeed in saving the series!|
Thanks very much! I can see how you could have got confused. No harm done. :)
I think there’s been some confusion in the fandom recently, so I would just like to state categorically that it was me who first started the petition, first promoted it, first coaxed it through its first thousand signatures. If you want to see its history, check through my ‘petition’ tag.
This campaign has of course taken on a life of its own, and graphics, tweets, etc. are definitely not mine. The petition, however, is.
|Alice, hi there! Can you tell me how man signatures are needed for petition? The more the merrier or is there a specific number? Btw, it's an amazing idea and I really hope we can Save the Hour! Cheers x|
It’s basically just a case of as many as possible. Sadly, there isn’t a magic number that will automatically make the BBC change their minds. To be honest, I am extremely happy we’ve reached 10,000. That’s a big number, whichever way you slice it. But keep them coming - keep campaigning, keep fighting.
I’m waiting on a response from the head of drama commissions at the BBC, so the more the better, really. Since I sent him the first email, we’ve gone up by almost 4,000. That’s a lot - and every little helps us be that little more persuasive.
If any of my followers watch The Hour
Please take a little time to help Annie.
She’s made a petition to save The Hour.
More info in this post.
Don’t hesitate to spread the word!
:’) you’re so kind
Um, excuse me, annie is wonderful and has been helping a lot but I actually started the petition????
|Thank you so much for all the efforts you put in that campaign, it makes me really hope, and keeps me from sobbing miserably because my favorite show has been cancelled.|
Thank you, but it’s not just me. We’re all working really hard to keep The Hour alive :) every signature, every reblog, every tweet - it all adds up. So keep it going!
Update: The BBC are aware of the petition!
A couple of days ago, I emailed the PA of the head of drama commissioning for the BBC. In the email was a passionate plea for the survival of The Hour, along with a link to the petition.
Today, I got a lovely email back from her, saying that she’s forwarded it to him.
I don’t need to tell you how amazing this is. Since having sent that email, another three thousand people have signed it - not to mention the amazing #savethehour campaign that has sprung up in the last few days. This has to make the BBC see just how loved this programme is, and by so many people.
Whatever the outcome, our voices are getting heard. We’re getting through to them.
As always, I’ll bring you more as and when I get it.
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