The Hour (2011–2012)
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Episode #1.6 

The team prepare to air a controversial episode on the Suez Crisis. Hector and Bel must make a decision about their relationship. Finally, Freddie learns the truth about what happened to Ruth.

Director:

Jamie Payne

Writer:

Abi Morgan (written and created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Chancellor ... Lix Storm
Ben Whishaw ... Freddie Lyon
Romola Garai ... Bel Rowley
Dominic West ... Hector Madden
Anton Lesser ... Clarence Fendley
Paul Chahidi ... Ron
Lisa Greenwood ... Sissy Cooper
Michael Jenn ... Grey Suited Man One
Joshua McGuire ... Isaac Wengrow
Oona Chaplin ... Marnie Madden
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Angus McCain
Ken Bones ... Wallace Sherwin
John Bowe ... Douglas Owen
William Hoyland William Hoyland ... Admiral Green
Karen Meagher Karen Meagher ... Housewife
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Storyline

Lix tells Freddie that Peter Darrell and Tom Kish were secret agents sent to Egypt to assassinate the president Nasser and that Ruth, who was in love with Peter, went with them, hence MI6's need to kill her. Though ordered to toe the party line on Suez, the evening's live broadcast contains footage of opposition to the Suez war by members of the public and the American president, as well as a satirical sketch by Isaac. As a climax, Freddie gets Lord Elms to give a deeply personal interview explaining his loss of confidence in the government. The point is made but the show is pulled. Afterwards Hector tells Bel he is going back to Marnie, after an ultimatum from both women, whilst Freddie learns the identity of the actual Soviet agent in the BBC, who listed him as a Brightstone as a decoy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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The Hour Main Theme
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Written by Daniel Giorgetti
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