THE HOUR (BBC America) Episode 2 Review

THE HOUR Season 1 Episode 2 – The mystery grew deeper in Part Two of The Hour and the crew of the fledgling news program had the story of a lifetime thrust upon them. Meanwhile, Freddie and Hector clashed and Bel just tried to hang on to her sanity.

We rejoin our British reporters a few weeks into the show’s run. The reviews are in, but it’s already obvious that Hector is in over his head. Despite Bel’s encouragement and perhaps because of Freddie’s derision, he’s having trouble with his camera marks and his interviews. Nepotism: ain’t it great? By all rights, it should be Freddie leading the show, but he isn’t blessed with what’s considered a camera-worthy face. What he can do is interview; he knows what questions to ask and when to ask them, an instinct he grudgingly tries to pass on to Hector (for Bel’s sake). The timing for his lesson couldn’t be better as suddenly Britain faces the Suez Canal crisis. Read More...


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