Lix Storm


You know, really, darling, you are not getting any younger. Surprise me. Buy a bottle of wine, drink yourself silly and dance all night with some inappropriate man like you used to. It’s much better than staying in with a good book. Me? I’m old. I’ve made my mistakes. But you, too pretty. Don’t let it go to waste. Run away for too long and they stop loving you back.


Randall may look like a completely buttoned up member of the establishment, but we know he really is such a troublemaker.  I wouldn’t quite go as far as saying he wants to burn it all down – although that IS his lighter he’s spinning round and round as he listens to Bel and Lix.

Also, Malcolm totally wasn’t kidding when he said this

except he left out the part when he did it in both the past AND the future (you know ~timey-wimey~) and in terms of how old that would actually make Ollie at the time of Spinners and Losers I have only this to say:

which I feel very strongly explains everything…and NOTHING!

(Seriously though – and not to go too far off on an Ollie tangent on a Randall Monday – but I’ve always wanted to read a story about what would happen if  everyone found out Ollie was actually ten years older then they thought he was.)


That one was taken just outside of Madrid. They were one of the last to surrender in ‘39. She was running away from her house, leaving everything. A row of men were being executed just behind that door. Amongst them her husband. She… she didn’t look back.

A few things to love about The Hour
  • Bel Rowley the kick-ass lady producer who won’t take sexist shit from anyone
  • Covering real events from the era and tackling intrigue, crime, politics, racism, and corruption
  • Tom Burke in a suit flirting with his sliky smooth voice
  • Lix Storm who is a literal storm and is another awesome lady character
  • Freddie’s quips and constant sarcasm
  • Great development of not only major but minor characters, especially Randall and Lix
  • Peter Capaldi’s characterisation of Randall and his absolutely heartbreaking breakdown
  • Hector Madden being shown that just because you’re a suave womaniser who’s popular, does not mean you won’t face the consequences of your actions
  • Mrs Madden finding her independence over him
  • All of the fantastic 50s costumes
  • Journalists wanting to get the truth out whatever the cost