Airdate: Press

Phone hacking, clickbait or truth & integrity? New UK drama coming to BBC First.

New UK drama Press, by writer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster) will screen on BBC First in November.

Set within the British newspaper industry Press explores the personal & professional lives of journalists who work at two rival newspapers.

The cast includes Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) as the Deputy News Editor of The Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet, Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard) as the Editor of The Post, David Suchet (Poirot) as a multimedia CEO and Aussie Brendan Cowell (Love My Way) as the News Editor of The Herald.

The 6 part series screened in the UK last month.

A sharp, pacy series that rips aside the front pages of rival newspapers to reveal the lives, loves and lies of a dynamic group of characters. Under relentless pressure from the 24-hour news cycle, these passionate professionals go to extraordinary lengths to uncover stories and get them into print. They hold the powerful to account and turn ordinary people’s lives into headlines, but can they face up to the truth about themselves? With its outstanding cast and timely storylines, Press gets to the core of an industry that has never been more in the global spotlight.

8.30pm Tuesday November 6  on BBC First.

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