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)
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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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Not too late to catch a great ("great" in the sense of canceled) BBC series
10 November 2013 | by (UWS, NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

Now available on disk from Netflix, this smart, stylish BBC series, set in the mid-50s, really hits its stride by the end of its first season. Sumptuous Bel and geeky Freddie (Romola Garai and Ben Wishaw), escapees from the BBC newsreel floor, are the offscreen talent behind the eponymous news program; Hector (Dominic West) is the hearty, "highly corruptible" frontman. The plot lines are a little over the top at times—Mr. Kish, the palefaced spook who self-destructs when he fails to hit the target, is straight out of the old "Avengers" series (not necessarily a bad thing)—but the interplay among the main characters is beautifully portrayed. Anna Chancellor and Peter Capaldi are great together as a pair of prickly ex-lovers, and Oona Chaplin, at first mainly decorative as Hector's neglected wife, has an amazing scene in which she kicks her latest rival to the curb in the kindest, gentlest way. The first season is built around the Suez Crisis and the Burgess-Maclean spy scandal, but the political backdrop is pretty much self-explanatory; the second season reverts to more familiar hardboiled themes—bent cops, shady nightclubs, showgirls in jeopardy and a porno racket (innocuous b&w photos in this case)—before getting back to the big stuff, high-level corruption and the nuclear threat. A "behind the scenes" clip on the second DVD focuses on the obsessively detailed production design, which, as with "Mad Men," is a big part of the show's appeal.


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