Series 1

June 1956. BBC reporters and soulmates Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon join a brand new current affairs programme and become involved in a dark and dangerous conspiracy.

  • Episode 6

    6/6 There are tensions for all as they prepare to defy government instruction.

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2011

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  • Episode 5

    5/6 Pressure mounts on Bel and Hector, while Lix helps Freddie with an important lead.

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2011

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  • Episode 4

    4/6 Two huge news stories are breaking but Freddie has disappeared.

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2011

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  • Episode 3

    3/6 Freddie gets to quiz Adam Le Ray during a weekend shooting party at Hector's in-laws.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2011

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  • Episode 2

    2/6 Freddie discovers an enigmatic clue as he investigates the mystery of Ruth's death.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2011

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Episode 6

6/6 There are tensions for all as they prepare to defy government instruction.

Sun 21 Oct 2012 23:30 BBC HD

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  • Hector Madden (Dominic West), Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw), Bel Rowley (Romola Garai)

    Hector Madden (Dominic West), Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw), Bel Rowley (Romola Garai)

    Picture credit: Laurence Cendrowicz

  • Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw), Bel Rowley (Romola Garai), Hector Madden (Dominic West)

    Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw), Bel Rowley (Romola Garai), Hector Madden (Dominic West)

    Picture credit: Laurence Cendrowicz

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    The Hour Poster

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TV Blog: I wrote the musical score for The Hour

Bel - The Hour

"A big theme is an inability to confront emotional truths, and the score reflects this."

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