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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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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 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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 Breakfast: Episode dated 19 July 2011 (2011) See more »

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Seductive, Intelligent Thriller From The Usual Suspects
23 February 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

When receiving a lengthy series of quality, my usual pace is about two hours a night; with The Hour, I went for three, easily, and was hard put not to stay up past midnight and watch the entire series. This outstanding BBC thriller is many things--conspiracy and spy thriller, mystery, romance, period drama--and certainly much more. It has been exquisitely mounted, with lots of convincing period detail, and is acted by a unified ensemble, laying out numerous vivid characters in a plot that begins confusingly, but soon weaves a seductive plot-line that is not merely a whodunit but also reflects social concerns nations face today, about the power of governments and the behind-the-scenes manipulation of events. Its often funny, brilliantly paced, and is intelligent entertainment


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English

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17 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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