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A serious broadsheet fights for truth, while their rivals at a pulpy but conservative tabloid seem to just be after sales and stoking outrage in this British drama that got critics talking. They have to compete with each other, but their greatest battle will be against the realities of the digital age, as the world of media changes beyond recognition.
The BBC drama mini-series is created by BAFTA-nominated writer-producer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster).
Priyanga Burford (Avenue 5) won the Eastern Eye Award for Best Actress for her role as Amina Chaudury opposite BAFTA nominee David Suchet (Poirot), Charlotte Riley (Trust, Peaky Blinders), Ellie Kendrick (Meera from Game of Thrones), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line), whom the London Evening Standard hailed as “bloody marvellous… the absolute star of this show”.
Press scored a 95% rating from professional critics, and 100% from people who’ve watched it on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s streaming First on Showmax.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%