The Hour (BBC) full season 2 trailer, Romola Garai pregnant irl

Now we are roughly one month away from the season premiere and all we've received so far are a few glimpses of the new episodes via one large programming preview. But today we receive more of a larger look at the season ahead as a 30 second trailer has landed online and reveals that Freddie is in over his head with the mob this time around.

With Freddie back on-screen, it's hard to tell exactly who will be at the helm of The Hour when it returns one year after we left off with Clarence's farewell. Hector certainly seems to have distanced himself from wife Marnie, but it's exactly what this means regarding the romantic tension between he and Bel. But the biggest takeaway is the inclusion of a corrupt police environment and Freddie's desire to uncover it on-air could land him with a pretty hefty price on his head.

UK air date is 12 Nov, will be airing on BBC America on 28 Nov.

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Sam Hoare's girlfriend Romola Garai announces pregnancy as he completes film on infertility

It’s a good thing life has not imitated art in the case of actor Sam Hoare, who is soon to become a father, I learn.

For while his actress girlfriend of the past 12 months, striking Romola Garai, 29, (pictured) has told friends she is pregnant, Sam has been putting the finishing touches to his first full-length feature film — involving infertility.

Banking heir Sam, 32, who cast Romola as the leading lady in Having You, wrote and directed the film which is all about a man who finally manages to propose to his infertile girlfriend, only to find his life turned-upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand who introduces him to his seven-year-old son.

The movie is being produced by a youthful new production company, Holland Park Pictures, whose boss Lucan Toh, 32, tells me: ‘We’re just days away from appointing a sales agent for the film and we’re hoping to release it by the first quarter of next year.’

Sam, 32, whose father is investment banker Tim Hoare, will also be seen in Stephen Poliakoff’s new BBC drama Dancing On The Edge and in a PG Wodehouse adaptation, Blandings.

In between his busy acting, directing and writing schedule, friends believe he will make time to escort Romola down the aisle.