* HeyItsThatGuy / RetroactiveRecognition: ''Everyone''.
** Freddie has become ''much'' more well known as [[Theatre/TheTempest Ariel]] and [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Q]].
** Bel is [[Literature/TheCrimsonPetalAndTheWhite Sugar]].
** Hector is [[Series/TheWire Jimmy [=McNulty=]]] and [[Series/TheDevilsWhore Oliver Cromwell]].
** Lix is [[Series/{{Fortysomething}} Estelle Slippery]] and [[Series/{{Spooks}} Juliet Shaw]]. Not to mention [[Film/{{FourWeddingsAndAFuneral}} Duckface]].
** Marnie is [[Series/GameOfThrones Talisa]].
** Thomas Kish is [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Owen Harper]] and he's married to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Nurse Joan Redfern]].
** Alternately, [[Film/PacificRim Hermann Gottleib]] is a Communist spy.
** Commander Stern is [[Series/TheBorgias Ascanio Sforza]], [[Series/TheThickOfIt Geoffrey-from-the-Guardian]], and [[Series/WireInTheBlood DCI Eden]].
** Camille is [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Grace]].
** Randall is [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]], [[Series/{{Torchwood}} John Frobisher]], [[Series/{{Skins}} Mark Jenkins]] and [[Series/{{Neverwhere}} the angel Islington]]. Of course, everyone going back over his complete filmography is now going to see Randall as [[Series/DoctorWho the Twelfth Doctor]].
** Adam [=LeRay=] is [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Moriarty]].
** Trevor the fascist is [[Series/PeakyBlinders John Shelby]].
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-02-12/the-hour-axed-by-bbc2 Cancelled]] by Creator/{{BBC}}2, citing a lack of resources for new shows, despite ending Series Two with the cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers, prompting viewers to [[http://cosmiccoz.tumblr.com/post/43060206933/save-the-hour-petition-contact-links protest]] and launch [[http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-bbc-please-commission-a-third-series-of-the-hour-savethehour a petition at Change.org]].
* SendingStuffToSaveTheShow: Fans organized a letter writing campaign sent to the BBC (or rather postcard writing, imitating postcards sent by Freddie to Bel between Series One and Two) to protest the show's cancellation. They also have an online petition, a #savethehour twitter tag, a charity drive in the name of the cause, and have sent production company Kudos a yellow desk lamp having been informed that the BBC can't accept gifts.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Both Abi Morgan, the showrunner, and Ben Whishaw (who plays Freddie) have revealed in interviews that Freddie would have survived the beating from the second season finale. He would then go on to become disillusioned with the system that allowed Cilenti to get away with it and the media that ignored the danger he put himself in, and go a bit rogue. It would have been up to Bel to "save" him from his own demons.
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