The Hour, BBC Two, Episode 1, Review

REVIEW: Is BBC Two's The Hour The British Mad Men?

Until three weeks ago I'd have said that the problem with representations of journalism in TV drama is that they make it seem far more exciting than it is. Take State of Play, Paul Abbott's 2003 thriller starring John Simm: terrific entertainment, but it makes it look as if a reporter's life is a cyclone of violence, Holmesian deduction and affairs with MPs' wives.


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