The Hour

The Hour

DVD - 2011
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"London, 1956. At Lime Grove Studios, the BBC has just launched 'The Hour, ' a topical news program. At the heart of the show are three contrasting journalists: enigmatic producer Bel Rowley, a spirited woman in a man's world; her best friend, Freddie Lyon, a brilliant and passionate reporter; and charming, well-connected front man Hector Madden. As Freddie moves to cover a significant but controversial story, the trio becomes entangled in an intense interplay of politics, ambition and romance, all ignited by a mysterious murder and chilling conspiracy."--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2011
ISBN: 9780780676817
0780676815
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama HOUR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Cold War-era story set in England with mystery and liquor and really great 1950's dresses.

A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that takes place on an investigative news programme.

A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news program.

Booze, sex, and crime. The Hour has it all.


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matcat44
Feb 03, 2019

This is a very good drama with excellent actors. It does help if you know something about the history of the Suez Canal conflict. Am looking forward to second season.

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PeterRLD
Nov 20, 2017

I enjoyed the first series but burned out in the second. Suddenly, the main characters' brave words about what the public has the right to know sounded like the empty jammerings of freshman college students. Power to the people, man!

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vi2856
Aug 28, 2017

Good acting, but a bit convoluted

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BeausPerson
Dec 27, 2016

I enjoyed both seasons of The Hour and I am disappointed that there won't be a season 3.

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o27131004339729
Feb 01, 2016

AMAZING!!!!

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LadySade
Dec 08, 2015

slow moving at first..you have to be patient. It gets better

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No_Stalkers4Me
Sep 12, 2015

I enjoyed Season1 more than Season2, but the characters, acting, and set design of this series are exceptional. I'm disappointed the series has been cancelled; I would have liked to see more of these characters :-(

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No_Stalkers4Me
Aug 30, 2015

Slow moving to start, but a very good series. The set design is impeccable.

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mahallett
Apr 21, 2015

spy stories always confuse me. characters switch from side to side.

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mckeett
Mar 31, 2015

Reasonable acting, but slow moving and implausible script.

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Poodles
Sep 12, 2012

Cold war 1950s Britain at the BBC. A new program is created, pushing the boundaries of traditional, dry television journalism. The team putting on the show, title The Hour, includes producer Bel, a young ambitious woman struggling with her professional ambitions in a male dominated world; rakish anchor Hector; and home news correspondence and moral anchor Freddie. Throw into the mix are espionage, the Suez Crisis and of course a sexy love triangle.

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