Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Malick is frustrated by the lack of surgeries coming his way, as the medical drama continues. Ric offers him a chance to assist on a kidney transplant but it clashes with a routine yet vital operation for another patient. Determined not to lose out on this golden opportunity, Malick has a dilemma between his career and his conscience.
Sacha connects with a professional snowboarder who is brought in with a head injury, but Eddi is concerned that he is too emotionally involved.
Elsewhere, can Hanssen keep the advances of a patient at bay and re-establish his dream-team dynamic with Sahira?
Malick is played by Jimmy Akingbola, Ric by Hugh Quarshie, Sacha by Bob Barrett, Eddi by Sarah Jane Potts, Hanssen by Guy Henry and Sahira by Laila Rouass.
November 1956. With British troops now fighting on the ground in Egypt, the country is more divided than ever, as Abi Morgan's drama starring Romola Garai, Dominic West and Ben Whishaw continues.
As Prime Minister Eden addresses the nation on his reasons for military action, the battle lines are drawn and The Hour sits firmly in the middle. McCain steps up his pressure on The Hour to toe a pro-government line, but as a huge anti-war protest is planned for Trafalgar Square, Freddie has other ideas.
Freddie heads home to find Lady Elms in conversation with Malcolm. She calmly warns Freddie to drop his investigation and leave the family alone but Freddie is defiant. Meanwhile, Lix has made a discovery about Tom Kish and Peter Darrall which suggests someone close to The Hour knows more than they're letting on.
The stakes are high as Freddie, Hector and Isaac head out to Trafalgar Square. With Freddie pushing them ever further into the thick of the action they find themselves with some truly controversial footage. A visit from Marnie finds Bel under fire from Clarence. He issues a stern warning; continue the affair and it will end her career.
Ben Whishaw plays Freddie; with Romola Garai as Bel; Dominic West as Hector; Julian Rhind-Tutt as McCain; Juliet Stevenson as Lady Elms; Robert Demeger as Malcolm; Anna Chancellor as Lix; Joshua McGuire as Isaac; Oona Chaplin as Marnie; and Anton Lesser as Clarence.
The Hour is simulcast on the award-winning BBC HD channel available through Freesat channel 109, Freeview channel 54, Sky channel 169 and Virgin Media channel 187.
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