The Halcyon tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.
Season 01, Episode 01 The Halcyon’s owner Lord Hamilton holds a secret meeting that attracts the interest of American guest Joe O’Hara, while manager Richard Garland must deal with the arrival of Lady Hamilton a day earlier than expected.
Season 01, Episode 02 Lady Hamilton wants to make changes and Garland is in her sights. The hotel manager insists he’s not worried and that he just needs to show how indispensable he is, but Peggy and Feldman aren’t so sure. Charity meets Joe and reveals her plans for revenge, but he refuses to help her. Emma and Betsey hit the town.
In the wake of the fall of France to the Germans, guests flood into the hotel, including one who catches Lady Hamilton’s eye – the Comte de St Claire. Peggy worries about Billy’s enthusiasm to sign up as soon as he turns 18, but knows there is little she can do to protect him when his mind looks like it’s made up to join his father’s regiment, infamously used as canon fodder. When Max faces hostility from the staff, Emma goes out on a limb to defend him – and immediately regrets it.