Drama

The Hour

The Hour is a widely acclaimed original, sexy thriller set in the world of television journalism in the 50s, written by BAFTA award-winning writer Abi Morgan and produced by the UK’s unrivalled Kudos (Broadchurch, Utopia and Law and Order: UK). Described as “absolute TV perfection” by The Guardian newspaper.

01 - A New Kind of News

59m 4s

In June 1956, BBC reporters and best friends Freddie Lyon and Bel Rowley strive to be promoted to a new current affairs program. While Bel coaches Freddie to restrain himself for the interview, an old friend puts Freddie onto a story that could thrust him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

Episodes

  • 01 - A New Kind of News: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    01 - A New Kind of News

    S1 E1 - 59m 4s

    In June 1956, BBC reporters and best friends Freddie Lyon and Bel Rowley strive to be promoted to a new current affairs program. While Bel coaches Freddie to restrain himself for the interview, an old friend puts Freddie onto a story that could thrust him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

  • 02 - Failure at Launch: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    02 - Failure at Launch

    S1 E2 - 59m 4s

    The Hour begins its first few weeks of broadcast, but Hector flounders on air. While Freddie clashes with Hector, he also continues to investigate the murder of Peter Darrall and the apparent suicide of Ruth Elms. Then Egypt's President Nasser seizes the Suez Canal, sending the newsroom into a frenzy.

  • 03 - A Country Affair: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    03 - A Country Affair

    S1 E3 - 58m 55s

    Freddie and Bel join Hector's shooting party in the country for the weekend, while Isaac keeps an eye on Mr. Kish back at the studio. As Freddie learns more information about Ruth's life, Hector and Bel indulge in their flirtation.

  • 04 - Crises at Home and Abroad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    04 - Crises at Home and Abroad

    S1 E4 - 58m 50s

    Crises at Home and Abroad: Freddie pays a visit to Kish's widow and grows convinced that he's being followed. With Britain on the brink of war with Egypt over the Suez, the staff of The Hour-led by a newly confident Hector-are also breaking the story of the Hungarian uprising, but Freddie is nowhere to be found.

  • 05 - Bright Stones: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    05 - Bright Stones

    S1 E5 - 58m 5s

    The BBC's impartiality comes under threat when the government wants The Hour to tout the Conservative party's line about Egypt. As Hector and Freddie hit the streets to cover public protests against the war, Bel receives a visit from Marnie at the office. Later, Hector has a revealing chat with McCain.

  • 06 - Truth Will Out: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    06 - Truth Will Out

    S1 E6 - 59m 3s

    The Newsroom strategizes about how to address the Suez crisis, in spite of the gag rule on covering topics up for Parliamentary debate. Clarence urges Freddie to drop his Elms investigation, but Freddie has a surprise interview up his sleeve that will make for a highly controversial episode.

Schedule

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    The Hour: TVSS: Iconic

    The Hour

    Truth Will Out

    Sunday
    Feb 25

    1 Hour

    There are tensions for all as the show is about to go live; preparations have been made to defy government instruction and deliver a controversial episode on the crisis in Suez; Freddie finally learns what happened to Ruth.
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    The Hour: TVSS: Iconic

    The Hour

    Sunday
    Mar 10

    1 Hour

    This series, set in a BBC newsroom in the 1950s, features renegade journalist Freddie, ambitious producer Bel and handsome anchor Hector as they create an investigative newsmagazine show called "The Hour." But tensions rise between the three when they become embroiled in a passionate love triangle. The show plays out against the backdrop of a mysterious murder and Freddie's controversial and dangerous investigation. The series explores the decade on the threshold of change, from the ruthless sexual politics of the time to the revelations that redefined the world for a new generation.

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