The Hour

Series 2 - Episode 6

The Hour
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Charismatic frontman of The Hour Hector Madden (Dominic West) is in disgrace once more; he’s tainted goods, having been stitched up by unseen hands after recent events at El Paradis. The producer of ITV’s Uncovered (who, considering he works for ITV, spends an awful lot of time hanging around the BBC’s studios) arrives at Lime Grove with bad news, not just for Hector, but for Bel (Romola Garai). Hardly surprising when she keeps running out on him in restaurants.

In the final episode of Abi Morgan’s drama The Hour, its personnel have one last go at uncovering scandal and corruption in high places after finding they have an unexpected ally.

However, whether the story will ever get to air is in doubt when Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw) gets in the way of some nasty people.

About this programme

6/6. Bel, Freddie and Hector are on verge of exposing a massive web of corruption involving some of London's most influential men, but things get complicated when one of the team becomes the focus of a tabloid sex scandal. As they battle against a high-level cover up, Freddie's quest for a controversial contributor takes him right into the lion's den. Meanwhile, Lix and Randall finally get some answers in the search for their daughter.

Cast and crew


Freddie Lyon
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley
Romola Garai
Hector Madden
Dominic West
Lix Storm
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Randall Brown
Peter Capaldi
Laurie Stern
Peter Sullivan
Bill Kendall
Tom Burke
Marnie Madden
Oona Chaplin
Isaac Wengrow
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper
Lisa Greenwood
Raphael Cilenti
Vincent Riotta
Kiki Delaine
Hannah Tointon
Norman Pike
Morgan Watkins
Joe Cole
Police commissioner
Lloyd McGuire
John Hollingworth
Defence Minister Satchell
Laurence Kennedy
Henrietta Williams
Helen Schlesinger
ITV Exec
Steven Elder
Paul Chahidi
Jason Cheater
Naomi Sheldon
Commissioner's secretary
Amanda Prior
Uncovered presenter
Paul Bigley


Jamie Payne
Ruth Kenley-Letts
Abi Morgan