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The Hour Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

6 Episodes 2011 - 2011

The first season of this late-1950s drama takes is set in the world of British television broadcasting. Reporters Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) and Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw) are given the opportunities of their careers when they are hired to work on a new, news magazine show. Professional ambitions and personal passions run high behind the scenes. As Bel is drawn closer to the show's charismatic co-presenter Hector Madden (Dominic West), and Freddie's risky sleuthing earns him some dangerous enemies.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Wed, Aug 17, 2011 60 mins

In the opener of a series following life in and around a weekly BBC news program in 1956, friends Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon are given the opportunity of their lives to launch the show, but not without conflicts between them, complications from their new anchor, Hector Madden, and a mystery that throws Freddie into a world of espionage and murder.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Wed, Aug 24, 2011 60 mins

"The Hour" begins airing and Hector's delivery is lacking, but things come together when a crisis over the Suez Canal involving England and Egypt gives the team a chance to shine as bold journalists. Meanwhile, Freddie discovers a piece to the Ruthie mystery.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 60 mins

Hector, Bel and Freddie travel to Marnie's family home in the country, where Freddie discovers a secret about Adam's relationship with Ruth, while the relationship between Hector and Bel turns more intimate.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Wed, Sep 7, 2011 60 mins

Freddie's birthday arrives, but his mind is on the "brightstone" mystery, which prompts him to visit Kish's wife and also neglect the show. Meanwhile, the team covers the Suez crisis, Bel covers for the absent Freddie, and Hector comes into his own, proving that he can be a confident anchor

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Wed, Sep 14, 2011 60 mins

The government tries to censor "The Hour" when rioting breaks out in London over the Suez Canal crisis, and Bel must decide whether ignoring McCain's demands are worth the risk of cancellation.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Wed, Sep 21, 2011 60 mins

In the first-season finale, "The Hour" prepares to defy censorship with a controversial report on the Suez Canal crisis; and Freddie finally discovers the identity of the mole in the BBC.

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