THE HOUR : Created and written by BAFTA award-winning Abi Morgan (White Girl, Sex Traffic), The Hour stars Dominic West (The Wire), Romola Garai (Emma, Atonement) 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 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, 10:00p.m. ET/PT : BBC America

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