Seat42f and BBC have teamed up to give TWO lucky winners a copy of THE HOUR on DVD. For a chance to win leave a comment below telling us why you want to add THE HOUR to your DVD collection. Only one entry per person. Contest ends October 14th. Winners will be notified on October 15th via email so make sure to use a valid email address when you post your comment. Open to US and Canadian residents only.
DVD/BLURAY Release Date : September 27th, 2011
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 27, The Hour, is an intriguing, sexy and original, edge-of-your-seat spy thriller set in the world of television journalism in 1956. The two-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets include two featurettes: a behind-the-scenes look at the miniseries, a making of special and much more.
Set behind the scenes of the BBC newsroom, just as an investigative news program is launched, the drama plots the personal lives, professional interplay and jealous ambition between aspiring but renegade journalist Freddie Lyon (Whishaw), the beautiful ambitious young producer Bel Rowley (Garai) with whom he is in love, and his handsome rival Hector Madden (West), the face and lead anchorman of this rising television news team. The Hour plays out as a riveting thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War.
Viewers witness the decade on the threshold of change – from the ruthless sexual politics behind the polite social façade of the ‘50s to the revelations that redefined the world for a new generation. Over the six episodes, the interplay and intense ambitions between the rising news team plays out against the backdrop of a mysterious murder and Freddie’s controversial and dangerous investigation.