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The Hour (2011)

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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 programme.

  1. Abi Morgan


Series Cast

  1. Ben Whishaw as Freddie Lyon

    Ben Whishaw

    Freddie Lyon

    12 Episodes

  2. Romola Garai as Bel Rowley

    Romola Garai

    Bel Rowley

    12 Episodes

  3. Dominic West as Hector Madden

    Dominic West

    Hector Madden

    12 Episodes

  4. Anna Chancellor as Lix Storm

    Anna Chancellor

    Lix Storm

    12 Episodes

  5. Julian Rhind-Tutt as Angus McCain

    Julian Rhind-Tutt

    Angus McCain

    12 Episodes

  6. Oona Chaplin as Marnie Madden

    Oona Chaplin

    Marnie Madden

    12 Episodes

  7. Tim Pigott-Smith as Lord Elms

    Tim Pigott-Smith

    Lord Elms

    6 Episodes

  8. John Bowe as Douglas Owen

    John Bowe

    Douglas Owen

    6 Episodes

  9. Anton Lesser as Clarence Fendley

    Anton Lesser

    Clarence Fendley

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

2012 • 6 Episodes

Season 2 of The Hour premiered on November 14, 2012.

Episode 6

(2x6, December 13, 2012) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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