Critic Consensus: A combination of deft storytelling, engrossing period detail, and compelling performances makes The Hour an addictive watch.
Tv Season Info
The first season of this late-1950s drama takes is set in the world of British television broadcasting. Reporters Bel Rowley ( Romola Garai ) and Freddie Lyon ( Ben Whishaw ) are given the opportunities of their careers when they are hired to work on a new, news magazine show. Professional ambitions and personal passions run high behind the scenes. As Bel is drawn closer to the show's charismatic co-presenter Hector Madden ( Dominic West ), and Freddie's risky sleuthing earns him some dangerous… More
as Freddie Lyon
as Bel Rowley
as Hector Madden
as Clarence Fendley
as Angus McCain
as Lix Storm
as Isaac Wengrow
as Marnie Madden
as Thomas Kish
as Wallace Sherwin
as Adam Le Ray
as Sissy Cooper
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The most complex and absorbing story playing on film (and in English) at the moment. This is narrative, character, and intrigue such as have gone out of fashion.
If there's a flaw to this involving series, it's that, in the British style, the season is only six hours.
Sure, it's not particularly deep and has some pacing issues, but it's a generally watchable, well-acted effort.
It's thoroughly addictive, a tantalizing blend of cloak and dagger, deadlines and deceptions.
If you're a fan of high-quality, deliberately paced period drama, you need to check out The Hour.
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