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Air Date: July 19th, 2011

Series Summary
An investigative newsmagazine show, set in a 1950s BBC newsroom.

Rating: TVY7

Genres: Drama

Episodes

  • Season 2 - Episode 6 Dec 13, 2012

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    Bel, Freddie and Hector are on the verge of breaking a huge corruption expose; things get complicated when one of them becomes the center of a tabloid sex scandal.

  • Season 2 - Episode 5 Dec 12, 2012

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    Bel is shaken by news of a source's murder and tries to put a stop to the team's pursuit of Cilenti; Freddie and Hector discover the depths that the corruption has reached, leading to chaos at the club.

  • Season 2 - Episode 4 Dec 5, 2012

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    Bel and Freddie pitch the exposure of Cilenti's vice network and police collusion; photos of a NATO summit reveal a connection.

  • Season 2 - Episode 3 Nov 28, 2012

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    Kiki has gone missing and Hector's self-destructive behavior spirals out of control; Bel and Freddie search for the truth about what happened to Kiki; Randall tells Lix the real reason for his return.

  • Season 2 - Episode 2 Nov 21, 2012

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    Hector's drunken late nights catch up with him when he is arrested on suspicion of beating up Kiki; Bel tries to clear Hector's name and hide his disappearance from Randall; Freddie decides to hold a controversial interview with a fascist.

ratings & reviews

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  • I have a sneaking suspicion that, over its next four installments, The Hour will ratchet-up the drama and intrigue and retain the excellence it's achieved thus far. Show More

  • The Hour has some pacing issues--there are sludgy patches that could use a bit more zip and energy--but overall, the show creates a delectable, specific world that's very easy to glide into and inhabit. Show More

  • Sure, it's not particularly deep and has some pacing issues, but it's a generally watchable, well-acted effort. Show More

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special