‘The Hour’ is about a new current-affairs show on BBC in 1956, and what happens in the lives of the team members involved in the making of the show. The series takes us through the journey of the show from a staid newspaper presentation to the visual and ‘breaking’ news reportage. With spies, honey traps and corruption thrown into the mix, danger is just around the corner for the intrepid Producer Isabel (Bel) Rowley ( Romola Garai) , and the journalist Frederick (Freddie) Lyon ( Ben Whishaw).
Well written and acted, this series is a good watch. The only crib being at times, the writers try too hard to fit it into the thriller genre, and dumb down the proceedings a bit (like the last episode of season 2). But in the end, it is still engaging enough and keeps you hooked throughout.