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The Hour 

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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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Abi Morgan
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2013   2012   2011  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Romola Garai ...  Bel Rowley 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Ben Whishaw ...  Freddie Lyon 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Dominic West ...  Hector Madden 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Anna Chancellor ...  Lix Storm 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Joshua McGuire ...  Isaac Wengrow 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Lisa Greenwood ...  Sissy Cooper 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Oona Chaplin ...  Marnie Madden 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Angus McCain 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Paul Chahidi ...  Ron 8 episodes, 2011-2012
Anton Lesser ...  Clarence Fendley 6 episodes, 2011
Peter Capaldi ...  Randall Brown 6 episodes, 2012
Vincent Riotta ...  Raphael Cilenti 6 episodes, 2012
Peter Sullivan ...  Commander Laurence Stern 6 episodes, 2012
Hannah Tointon ...  Kiki Delaine 6 episodes, 2012
Tom Burke ...  Bill Kendall 6 episodes, 2012
Tomiwa Edun ...  Sey Ola 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Robert Demeger ...  Malcolm Lyon 5 episodes, 2011
Morgan Watkins ...  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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Drama

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bel and freddie often call eachother moneypenny and james , these are references to iconic characters from the james bond franchise, Ben Whishaw later joined that franchise as Q in Skyfall (2012) See more »

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Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

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Great, great, great!
30 December 2013 | by slabihoudSee 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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UK

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English

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17 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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