The Hour (2011–2012)

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A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.

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 Bel Rowley (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Freddie Lyon (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Hector Madden (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Lix Storm (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Isaac Wengrow (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Sissy Cooper (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Marnie Madden (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Angus McCain (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ron (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Clarence Fendley (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Randall Brown (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Raphael Cilenti (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Commander Laurence Stern (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Kiki Delaine (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Bill Kendall (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Sey Ola (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Malcolm Lyon (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Norman Pike (5 episodes, 2012)
Kirsty Mather ...
 El Paradis Dancer / ... (5 episodes, 2012)
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A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.

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Great, great, great!
30 December 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Three times great may stand for the main cast of characters in this wonderful mini series by the BBC about the BBC, well done and professional as it is the house style. It brings you back to the old days of television in the mid-fifties by inviting us the watch the birth of a fictional weekly news magazine and the ups and downs of three journalists. One is a dynamic producer, trying hard to prove to herself and all others that she is worth the job, another a brilliant but difficult to work with intellectual lower class journalist, and finally a charming but eager to please and womanizing moderator. These three are not only connected through their work but simultaneously by friendship, love and hate. Together they get themselves into deep trouble and are bound to rely on each other when things get worse. The story draws us into a forgotten world of secrets, espionage and crisis, all through the eyes of the fifties! Both seasons are excellently done, rich of details and exciting facts.


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