The Regent Hall Band (Bandmaster Stephen Hanover) is often asked to take part in interesting events, but being a part of a scene in an episode of The Hour is one of the more unusual ones. The scene was shot on 12 February 2012.
The BBC drama series is set in the 1950s, so the group from the band had to be fitted out in Model C overcoats and were prohibited from wearing glasses (each of these bringing their own challenge). The band thanked those who rummaged through wardrobes to find appropriate attire.
There were the inevitable preparations with hair and makeup, but the evening was great fun, with an opportunity to “act” (that is, stand with) Dominic West, one of the stars of the series.
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