BBC First will show Mike Bartlett’s (Doctor Foster) drama series PRESS from Tuesday November 6 at 8.30pm. Set in the fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry PRESS explores the personal lives and constant professional dilemmas facing the journalists who work at two rival newspapers.
Starring Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) as the talented and hardworking Deputy News Editor of The Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet; Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard) as the charming and manipulative Editor of The Post; David Suchet (Poirot) as the CEO of the multimedia conglomerate that owns The Post; and Australian Brendan Cowell (Love My Way) as the News Editor of The Herald.
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.