Two minutes with: Dominic West

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31st January, 2013
Season two is set in 1957, a year on from the first series. Is there another real political situation that forms a backdrop, in the way that the Suez Crisis was used in season one? Yes, it’s the Macmillan Government now and a period of prosperity, but there was the resignation of his chancellor and that’s in the show, and also the question of the Notting Hill race riots, and the whole business of immigration is touched on. Also the legalisation of homosexuality; there’s race, there’s homosexuality, nuclear power – that all happened in ’57. The team ...

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