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BBC Releases First Trailer For ‘Press’ Starring Ben Chaplin & Charlotte Riley

by Dave Elliott

The BBC has released the first trailer for Mike Bartlett’s (‘Doctor Foster’) upcoming drama series Press starring Ben Chaplin & Charlotte Riley, which is due to arrive later in 2018 on BBC One.

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 follows 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.

Ben Chaplin (‘Apple Tree Yard’, ‘Mad Dogs’) stars as the Editor of fictional tabloid newspaper, The Post, whilst Charlotte Riley (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Trust’) plays the Deputy News Editor of fictional broadsheet, The Herald. They are joined by Priyanga Burford (‘London Spy’, ‘King Charles III’) who plays The Herald’s Editor; Paapa Essiedu (‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘RSC’s Hamlet’) stars as The Post’s newest reporter and Shane Zaza (‘Happy Valley’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’) its News Editor. Ellie Kendrick (‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘The Diary Of Anne Frank’) plays a junior reporter, with Al Weaver (‘Grantchester’, ‘The Hollow Crown’) as an investigative journalist and Brendan Cowell (‘Young Vic’s Yerma’, ‘Game Of Thrones’) as the Deputy Editor at The Herald. Lastly, David Suchet (‘Poirot’) plays the Chairman & CEO of Worldwide News, owner of The Post.

“The newspaper business is part of Britain’s identity and Mike’s gripping stories of crusading journalists in this ever-changing industry, brought to life by this brilliantly talented cast make for a fresh, thrilling and utterly British contemporary drama,” commented Piers Wenger, Controller, BBC Drama.

Press‘ will premiere on BBC One on Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 9pm.

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