The Hour

The Hour


DVD - 2013
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"Rejoining The Hour a year on in 1957, the team are still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in, grappling with the disturbing threat of the Cold War and a country in the grip of unsettling, rapid change. Bel is still single and determined not to get involved with another married man, but finds herself taking on her adversary Bill Kendall, an ITV producer whose magnetic charm she can't help but find irresistible. Hector has risen to the status of a national celebrity and, drawn into the seductive glamour of Soho nightclub, El Paradis, falls under the spell of the beautiful and seductive KiKi. No longer happy at The Hour under Randall's new regime, he is tempted by offers from ITV, but when a night at the club goes badly wrong, scandal threatens and Hector must try and stop a news story that could destroy his marriage and his career. Investigative reporter Freddie makes an unexpected return to uncover and tackle police corruption within the world of Soho crime and vice"--Container
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781622243136
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Hour (Television program)
Other Standard Identifier: 883929269624


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Aug 28, 2017

Good acting, but a bit convoluted

Dec 27, 2016

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

Feb 01, 2016


Dec 08, 2015

slow moving at have to be patient. It gets better

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 :-(

Aug 30, 2015

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

Apr 21, 2015

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

Mar 31, 2015

Reasonable acting, but slow moving and implausible script.

viking1958 Dec 21, 2014

Somewhat strange.....episode 4 is exactly the same as episode 3....

Oct 13, 2014

I found this on the shelf, just browsing, and thought I'd give it a try since Ben Whishaw usually knocks my socks off in everything he does. Well, the rest of the cast, the storyline, the sets and costumes all knocked my socks off too. This show is the real deal, and I cannot believe that BBC decided to cancel it.
This season takes place in a news station in 1957, so I went into it thinking it was going to be some sort of Mad Men crossed with All The President's Men sort of thing. No way, this show is like nothing else i've seen in a long time- drama that ranges from artfully subtle to blow-up catastrophic throughout the episodes. With the threat of the Cold War hanging over everything, and memories of World War II so recent, it's a minefield of a time period for drama. As mentioned in previous comments, it was good on it's own without having watched the first season, but now I'm even more excited to see the first season.

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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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