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|Romola Garai, Dominic West and Ben Whishaw star in The Hour, a thrilling six-part drama set in 1950s London when the BBC is about to launch an entirely new way of presenting the news. The dynamic Bel (Garai) is chosen to produce the new program, to be called “The Hour,” with handsome and well connected Hector (West) set to become the anchor, much to the annoyance of Freddie (Whishaw), a brilliant and outspoken journalist, whose passion continually lands him in trouble. Over the six episodes, the interplay of intense ambitions between our rising news team play out against the backdrop of a mysterious murder and Freddie's controversial and dangerous investigation.|
Editor's NoteAs a creation of BRICK LANE and SEX TRAFFIC screenwriter Abi Morgan - with a cast that includes Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai and Dominic West - the UK thriller series THE HOUR takes place in 1956 London, and follows the ins and outs of a deadly conspiracy. At the center of the drama is Line Grove Studios, an arm of the BBC, which has just created a topical news program entitled THE HOUR. The central characters include the mysterious producer Bel Rowley, struggling to assert herself in a world dominated and driven by men; her closest friend, the impassioned reporter Freddie Lyon, and ingratiating front man Hector Madden. As the two begin to work together, the three broadcast journalists get caught up in a sticky web of politics, romance, double-crosses and murder. This box set contains the first six episodes of the program that comprise Series One (2011).