The Week: Advertising News - BBC to screen ad drama

BBC Four is to air Mad Men, the advertising drama set in Madison Avenue in the 60s.

The series, which will be screened next year, is by Matthew Weiner, the Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer of The Sopranos. Starring Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks, it tells the morally ambiguous story of the lives, loves and ambitions of the men and women working at an ad agency called Sterling Cooper.