The Hour (2011 - 2012)

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The Hour


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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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Cast & Crew

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Ben Whishaw
Freddie Lyon
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Romola Garai
Bel Rowley
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Dominic West
Hector Madden
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Joshua McGuire
Isaac Wengrow
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Anton Lesser
Clarence Fendley
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Lisa Greenwood
Sissy Cooper
Oona Chaplin
Marnie Madden
Ken Bones
Wallace Sherwin
John Bowe
Douglas Owen
Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer
Derek Wax
Executive Producer
Abi Morgan
Executive Producer
Lucy Richer
Executive Producer
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Series Details

TV Network: BBC
Premiere Date: Jul 19, 2011
Genre: Drama
Executive producers: Jane Featherstone, Derek Wax, Abi Morgan, Lucy Richer
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