Set in London in 1940 against the backdrop of the second world war, The Halcyon, shows how the life of the capital goes on, through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, relationships, politics and work across every social class. The Halcyon reveals how the conflict permeates everyone’s lives – from the affluent guests to the loyal, hardworking staff – watched from within by American journalist Joe O’Hara (Matt Ryan).
In episode five, Lady Hamilton (Olivia Williams) is in the mood for adventure. The Halcyon hosts a society wedding and Emma (Hermione Corfield) must step in to organise it. But there is trouble brewing in the air. Will it reach Garland (Steven Mackintosh) and Peggy (Liz White) over in the East End? And how will staff cope when it reaches the hotel?
Also starring Mark Benton, Annabelle Apsion, Jamie Blackley, Edward Bluemel and Kara Tointon.
The Halcyon Episode 5 (of 8) airs on Monday 30 January 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.