- The Hour *
TODAY, 9PM, ABC1
This intelligent British series continues to grow more sophisticated. As usual, The Hour is at the forefront of historical happenings and social issues in the 1950s when the Cold War was looming, homosexuality was still a crime and sexism was a major obstacle in the workplace. Presenter Hector Madden is a mess after being falsely accused of assaulting call girl Kiki Delane. Like a detective, Freddie is chasing down the truth, uncovering an ugly web of crime and deceit. And the consequences of women forced to give up motherhood for a successful career are revealed in tough foreign office journo Lix Storm.