The Hour

Season 2 Episode 4

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 05, 2012 on BBC America
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Bel and Freddie make further investigations of the sinister Cilenti, whilst Hector faces some unsettling truths.

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  • Hector faces up to what happened in the war, whilst Bel and Freddie find that Cilenti is even better-connected than they thought.

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    The web of corruption spreading through 1950s British life seems to grow ever larger as Bel and Freddie investigate, although the hard work of digging up the facts is mostly left in the background of this episode and only the shock-horror revelations are foregrounded. "The Hour" is supposed to be about investigative journalism, but we don't really see a lot about the journalists actually investigating, and we have to take it mostly on faith that they're doing so. Still, this episode has plenty of momentum, and the revelations about Hector's war experiences - and Stern's - are effectively managed. The sub-plot about the past history of Lix and Randall Brown is, however, confined to a few terse exchanges - are we in line for a sentimental finish?moreless
Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

Randall Brown

Guest Star

Tom Burke

Tom Burke

Bill Kendall

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Lizzie Brochere

Lizzie Brochere

Camille Mettier

Guest Star

Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor

Lix Storm

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Julian Rhind-Tutt

Julian Rhind-Tutt

Angus McCain

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Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin

Marnie Madden

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    • When McCain, speaking of the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, says cynically that "poor old Harold's never had it so bad", he is making a play on words with regard to Macmillan's famous remark in an interview that most of the British people had "never had it so good." This phrase was used in electioneering by Macmillan's Conservative Party and would remain probably the most famous statement of Macmillan's entire political career.

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