Written and created by Bafta award-winning Abi Morgan (White Girl, Sex Traffic, Brick Lane, Murder) the six-part series takes viewers behind the scenes of the launch of a topical news programme in London 1956. It explores a decade on the threshold of change - from the ruthless sexual politics behind the polite social faÃ§ade of the Fifties to the revelations that redefined the world for a new generation.
Download the script for The Hour - Episode 1 by Abi Morgan.
Watch a clip from the episode below. The full episode is also still available to view on BBC iPlayer.