2018 UK drama Press gets a Free to Air screening next week on ABC.
This is a 6 part series by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster) which explores the personal & professional lives of journalists who work at two rival newspapers. It previously aired on Pay TV.
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.
From acclaimed writer Mike Bartlett, this six-part series rips aside the front pages of rival newspapers to reveal the lives, loves and lies of a dynamic group of editors and journalists. 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?
At The Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet struggling to adapt to the age of digital news, deputy news editor Holly Evans pursues a lead over the death of a young woman following a hit-and-run by a police car. When she learns that a nearby shop has already given its CCTV footage of the accident to The Post, a thriving populist tabloid sharing a building in the same square as the Herald, Holly approaches editor Duncan Allen and asks for the tapes. But Duncan still remembers an uncomplimentary article Holly once wrote about him.
9pm Thursday May 23 on ABC.