The Hour (2011 - 2012)

The Hour


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A series following life in and around a weekly BBC news program in 1956 focuses on the lives of three people, the two friends for whom "The Hour" has been a lifelong dream, and the show's anchor.

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Critics Consensus: It may move a little slowly for some, but The Hour's second season offers stylish, well-written, and well-acted drama.

2012, BBCA, 6 episodes

Critics Consensus: A combination of deft storytelling, engrossing period detail, and compelling performances makes The Hour an addictive watch.

2011, BBCA, 6 episodes


Ben Whishaw
as Freddie Lyon
Romola Garai
as Bel Rowley
Dominic West
as Hector Madden
Anton Lesser
as Clarence Fendley
Julian Rhind-Tutt
as Angus McCain
Anna Chancellor
as Lix Storm
Joshua McGuire
as Isaac Wengrow
Oona Chaplin
as Marnie Madden
Peter Capaldi
as Randall Brown
Tom Burke
as Bill Kendal
Hannah Tointon
as Kiki Delane
Vincent Riotta
as Raphael Cilenti
Lisa Greenwood
as Sissy Cooper
Ken Bones
as Wallace Sherwin
John Bowe
as Douglas Owen
Burn Gorman
as Thomas Kish
Andrew Scott
as Adam Le Ray
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Series Details

TV Network: BBCA
Premiere Date: Aug 17, 2011
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Jane Featherstone, Abi Morgan, Derek Wax, Lucy Richer
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