So I’m working on an idea for a The Hour story and was hoping someone would be interested enough to give their two cents or discuss/brainstorm/plot? I love this show so much and want to do it justice ;D
My idea is basically a “what if” Freddie really was a spy/agent (from the early pilot days of the Brightstone program) all along, recruited straight out of university; or he used to be one of theirs until he left (went rogue).
Back in London he starts in the news, working up to where he can share the truth and people will actually listen. Once he and Bel become close Freddie realizes he should tell her, and she finds out on her own. He half convinces and Bel decides to join him. Together they start to work the news to their own ends.
When they finally get the chance to be part of the “The Hour” - and Bel’s in charge because Freddie would ruin everything before the first show was over- it’s a dream come true for them both. Except, as the events of the first series progresses, it’s not exactly as they planned.
Right, so basically it’s a what if Bel and Freddie weren’t just a producer and a “home affairs” reporter, maybe they were using “The Hour” for their own agenda.
If anyone feels like talking, I’m here ;) Any help would be appreciated, I have trouble getting things to make sense in my brain sometimes storywise. Feel free to PM me.