Episode 2

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The Hour, Series 1 Episode 2 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

The Hour is struggling. The ratings are down, the reviews are terrible and Hector and Freddie are bickering like children.

As events escalate in Suez, Bel knows their only hope is to pull off a brave interview with an Egyptian diplomat - but is Hector up to the challenge? Meanwhile, Freddie discovers a mysterious code which may well provide a clue to Ruth's death.

  • Freddie Lyon and Hector Madden

    Freddie Lyon and Hector Madden

    Picture credit: Laurence Cendrowicz

  • Verda Rowley and Bel Rowley

    Verda Rowley and Bel Rowley

    Picture credit: Nick Wall


Freddie Lyon
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley
Romola Garai
Hector Madden
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm
Anna Chancellor
Naguib Hafiz
Nadim Sawalha
Angus McCain
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper
Lisa Greenwood
Lord Elms
Tim Pigott-Smith
Thomas Kish
Burn Gorman
Marnie Madden
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon
Robert Demeger
Professor Beckett
Nicholas Woodeson
Ruth Elms
Vanessa Kirby
Peter Darrall
Jamie Parker
Stiff Official
Ron Webster
Floor Manager Ron
Paul Chahidi
Abi Morgan
Coky Giedroyc
Ruth Kenley-Letts


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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