Dramaville on BBC America
BBC America’s weekly, hour-long, British drama slot, Dramaville, launches Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:00p.m. ET/PT beginning with The Hour, a six-part edge-of-your-seat espionage thriller set in the 1950s. The slot, hosted by Golden Globe nominee and Luther star Idris Elba, continues with Luther premiering September 28 and Whitechapel on October 26.
The Hour - U.S. Premiere
Created and written by BAFTA award-winning Abi Morgan (White Girl, Sex Traffic), The Hour stars Dominic West (The Wire), Romola Garai (One Day, Emma) and Ben Whishaw (Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited) locked in a highly competitive, sharp witted and passionate love triangle. The series, set behind the scenes of the BBC’s newsroom in London in the mid ‘50s, is an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller. It follows the lives of three characters as they set up a new weekly investigative news program, The Hour. 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 and Ian Fleming’s world of espionage. The Hour premieres Wednesday, August 17, 10:00pm ET/PT.