Press - a new BBC drama set in a newsroom - gets a trailer

Oh, no. The BBC is making a drama about national newspaper journalism…

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Oh my giddy aunt, look at this:

The press release is on the brief side:

Set in the fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry, Press will immerse viewers in the personal lives and the constant professional dilemmas facing its characters.

The series follow their lives as they attempt to balance work and play, ambition and integrity, amid the never-ending pressure of the 24-hour global news cycle and an industry in turmoil.

Oh, BBC, as accurate as some of those tropes might be, do we really needs this at a time when the relationship between the press and the public is already in a difficult state?

Personally, I'm going straight in on the whisky.


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