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.
It's so good that other shows should start looking to it as something to emulate.
Viewers craving a satisfying gourmet meal rather than another summertime "reality" Moon Pie are urged to make The Hour a Wednesday night ritual for the next six weeks.
If there's a flaw to this involving series, it's that, in the British style, the season is only six hours.
It's thoroughly addictive, a tantalizing blend of cloak and dagger, deadlines and deceptions.
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