Taking viewers behind the scenes of a 1956 broadcast news room, Abi Morgan’s new drama series The Hour continues with its fifth episode next week.
Airing at 9pm on Tuesday 16th August on BBC Two, Episode 5 sees the country more divided than ever, with British troops now fighting on the ground in Egypt. Meanwhile, a visit from Marnie finds Bel under fire from Clarence.
Here are ten teasing lines of dialogue from the episode…
» ‘You are asking the BBC to waive its policy of impartiality.’
» ‘There’s a fine line between fury and desire I tend to find.’
» ‘Oh yeah, this from a man who can’t drink a cup of tea without worrying about the oppression of tealeaf pickers in Ceylon.’
» ‘I could never be like you. I could never live so lightly.’
» ‘It is such a relief to finally meet a proper woman.’
» ‘They are us.’
» ‘If I was scared for my life, I would run to you and trust that you would know the answer.’
» ‘I will defend your right to make this programme in whatever way you want, but I cannot defend someone who has sold herself so short.’
» ‘The BBC would never jeopardise the security of our nation.’
» ‘There is not another hour for me.’