6 Episodes 2012 - 2012
The second and final season of "The Hour" picks up one year after the newsmagazine was abruptly pulled off the air for broadcasting a controversial interview with Lord Elms, which resulted in Freddie (Ben Whishaw) being fired. It's now 1957 and Bel (Romola Garai) is reporting to a new eccentric Head of News, Randall Brown (Peter Capaldi), and struggling to keep popular presenter Hector Madden (Dominic West) from bolting to rival ITV, especially when Freddie is re-hired as co-presenter. To keep Hector, she takes on charming ITV producer Bill Kendal (Tom Burke) and becomes captivated by his magnetic personality. But soon Hector is embroiled in a scandal that threatens his marriage and career, and Freddie attempts to break a career-making story about a secret nuclear-testing program that will expose government corruption at the highest levels. Also starring: Oona Chaplin; Hannah Tointon; Anna Chancellor; and Julian Rhind-Tutt.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 75 mins
The second season begins with a fear of nuclear war, but Bel thinks the real story may be the increase in crime. Meanwhile, Hector ignores his marital problems and is drawn deeper into the world of the El Paradis club.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 60 mins
Hector is arrested on suspicion of beating up Kiki. Meanwhile, Freddie and Camille steal the limelight at a party.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 75 mins
Bel and Freddie investigate Kiki's beating; Hector spirals out of control.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 75 mins
Bel and Freddie try to expose Cilenti's vice network and police collusion over a story about antinuclear policy. Meanwhile, photos from the NATO summit reveal a surprise connection.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 75 mins
Bel is shaken by news of a source's murder and tries to stop the team's pursuit of corrupt Cilenti.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 60 mins
Kiki's accusations go public. Meanwhile, a major conspiracy is uncovered by the team.