London, 1956. At Lime Grove Studios, the BBC are launching 'The Hour', a new topical news programme. At the heart of the show are three contrasting journalists: enigmatic producer Bel Rowley (Romola Garai), a spirited woman in a man's world, her best friend Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw), a brilliant and passionate reporter, and a charming, well-connected front man, Hector Madden (Dominic West). As Freddie moves to cover a significant but controversial breaking story, the trio become entangled in an intense interplay of politics, ambition and romance, ignited by a mysterious murder and chilling conspiracy. 6 episodes.
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