Freddie Lyon is a brilliant and outspoken journalist, whose passion endlessly lands him in trouble. Getting to the truth of a story can be a dangerous and risky business and it's Bel, his contemporary and best friend, who is always there to bail him out. For Freddie, Bel is so much more as well - if only he were brave enough to tell her.
Romola Garai plays Bel Rowley, spirited and ambitious and facing the most exciting and daunting challenge of her life - running The Hour. Can her passion for the truth survive the political pressure the job will bring - and will her friendship with Freddie survive her undeniable attraction to front man Hector?
Hector Madden is a man whose upbringing and education have instilled in him a sense of entitlement and whose glamorous young wife has the family connections to get him the job as front man on The Hour. But, beneath the confident faï¿½ade, Hector has a lot to prove. Bel provides the challenge - and the spark.
With a highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate love triangle at the heart of the series, it's through the lives of enigmatic Bel and her rivals, Freddie and Hector, that viewers will witness the decade on the threshold of change - from the ruthless sexual politics behind the polite social faï¿½ade of the Fifties to the revelations that redefined the world for a new generation.
The Hour Ended after Season 2
BBC TWO aired the final episode on Thursday 13th December 2012