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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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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 39 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 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 Robert Demeger ...  Malcolm Lyon 5 episodes, 2011
Morgan Watkins ...  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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Tom Burke (Kendall) and Peter Capaldi (Brown) went on to be in The Musketeers together. See more »

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Fascinating story line, great character building!
15 February 2012 | by r-o-lutkenhausSee all my reviews

The Hour is a great series made from an interesting angle: media in post-War Britain. Since I have a media background, the story line of a BBC news show that is made under influence of the government appeals to me very much.

What I especially like about The Hour are the characters. None of them are either good or bad and their behavior and views seem very realistic. There's no crude division between good or bad which gives the overall story line a layered kind of dynamics: the overall story line as well as the personal drama interested me from the beginning to the end. How I 'grew into' the characters while watching the series reminded me of The Wire. Acting is well done by the way, which pushes the series to a very high level.

This is the first series I saw after seeing the American-made Homeland and it is such a relief to me that the British do not seem to fall for the blunt simplifications of good and bad as portrayed in American drama.

Bravo!


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