BBC2's The Hour returns on Wednesday! Time for a series one catch-up

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The smash hit 1950s drama returns for a second outing this week...

The Hour series 2

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Series One of BBC2's The Hour was one of the TV highlights of 2011 and we were hooked from the moment Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai stepped onto the set in those 50s period costumes.

If you didn't manage to catch the first series, but you fancy watching the second (1957, seedy criminal underworld, TV show, politics, handsome people, mysterious drama) here's the back story you need to know...

It's Autumn 1956 and junior reporter Freddie (played by new Skyfall Q, Ben Whishaw) is bored stiff and constantly getting people's backs up with his endless political rants.

His best mate is Bel Rowley (Romola Garai), a gorgeous TV producer who's been asked by her boss to front a new TV show called The Hour - basically the 50's version of Newsnight.

Bel hires a crack team to help her research the show, including Hector Madden aka Dominic West, who is suave but knows absolutely nothing about politics. Cue Freddie who manages to sneak his way into the production team.

Throw in a jealous wife, a love triangle, a seriously creepy Russian spy and a misogynistic boss and you get a slick spy thriller that puts Freddie's life in jeopardy and throws Bel's job into turmoil.

We promise it's amazing!

If we've intrigued you, tune in to BBC2 on Wednesday night at 9pm to see what happens in Series Two.

The Hour Series One, £9, amazon.co.uk

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