BBC Home Entertainment is releasing The Hour: Season Two on Blu-ray. The critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated series stars Dominic West, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Peter Capaldi, Hannah Tointon and Tom Burke and follows a group of BBC journalists in 1950s Britain. The Hour: Season Two streets on January 8th.
Season Two rejoins "The Hour" team in 1957 with the introduction of two new characters played by Capaldi (The Thick Of It, The Nativity), Tointon (The Inbetweeners) and Burke (State of Play). They strive to broadcast the stories they believe in while grappling with the looming specter of the Cold War and changing social mores. With the emergence of the Space Race and the threat of nuclear annihilation looming, Britain grapples with an era of unprecedented scientific advancement, economic opportunity and cultural change in the face of new immigration from the Commonwealth. The members of "The Hour" team live in a world of cover-ups, sexual intrigues and lurking fascism.
The two-disc set will contain all six second-season episodes. BBC Home Entertainment has yet to detail tech specs or special features. Season Two debuts on BBC America November 28th and streets on Blu-ray on January 8th.
Wow, still (0) comments on this? That's surprising. I'm only halfway though the first series but it's a pretty decent show (a very well done mix of Mad Men and Downton Abbey with a little State of Play thown in).
I'll be putting the second series on my various wishlists as soon as I can.