Press on Masterpiece: Miniseries (2018)


Miniseries
Press on Masterpiece

Critics Consensus

Press is a thoughtful take on the newsroom that strikes a balance between authenticity and high drama, with a venom-tongued Ben Chaplin spearheading a sterling ensemble.

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Critic Ratings: 19

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User Ratings: 22

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Air date: Sep 4, 2018

At The Herald, Holly is tasked with giving a controversial right-wing commentator and media personality a tour of the office; at The Post, Ed is given his first "death knock", interviewing the parents a footballer who has committed suicide.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2018

Duncan, editor of The Post, receives a text from powerful contact Matthew, asking for a favor; at The Herald, Amina is focused on balancing the newspaper's commitment to serious journalism with its declining sales.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2018

When The Herald uncovers a sex scandal involving business tycoon Joshua West, Holly makes a powerful enemy; the boundary of Amina's professional and personal life becomes blurred, and Ed interviews a man suspected of being involved in a boy's murder.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2018

Amina feels defeated and finds herself in a difficult position in the wake of the Joshua West scandal; Duncan is shocked to learn that The Post has been banned from the daily press conference at Downing Street.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2018

Ed's pride in his professional achievements is marred by a surprise new colleague who attempts to discredit him; Duncan, whose personal life is floundering, buries himself in his work; Holly is accused of losing her professional integrity.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2018

Holly's decision to follow a contentious lead endangers Duncan's position at The Post, and their rivalry takes on a personal edge; Ed is made to examine his own journalistic ethics.

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Cast & Crew

Charlotte Riley
Holly Evans

Actor
Ben Chaplin
Duncan Allen

Actor
Priyanga Burford
Amina Chaudury

Actor
Brendan Cowell
Peter Langly

Actor
Paapa Essiedu
Ed Washburn

Actor
Ellie Kendrick
Leona

Actor
Elliot Levey
Matthew Harper

Actor
Natasha Little
Sarah Allen

Actor
David Schofield
Chris Cartwright

Actor
Al Weaver
James Edwards

Actor
Susannah Wise
Wendy Bolt

Actor
Tom Bell
Tom Prior

Actor
Shane Zaza
Raz Kane

Actor
David Suchet
George Emmerson

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Kasia Koleczek
Krystyna

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Laura Jane Matthewson
Lucy Redford

Actor
Mark Weinman
Craig

Actor
Benjamin Campbell
Freddie Allen

Actor
Faith Penhale
Executive Producer
Bethan Jones
Executive Producer
Mona Qureshi
Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Press on Masterpiece: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for Press on Masterpiece: Miniseries

  • Oct 17, 2021
    Superb! The 2 main protagonists should have their own spin-offs!
  • Apr 26, 2021
    Great series. Ben Chaplin is awesome! More please. Strong characters throughout, except Holly Evans. Her character is flaky at times and seems to change from "goody two shoes" to being ruthless too often to be believed. Shame about the ending too. While Government needs to be held to account, the closing scene and defence by Holly's character that it is okay to aid and abet the breaking of the Official Secrets Act is indefensible and highly dangerous. I hope we see her go to prison in series 2 for such a serious crime.
  • Aug 03, 2020
    the Sun versus the Guardian, probably couldn't be more obvious. a bit plain story, yet brilliant performance.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Can someone explain why this show was cancelled after Season 1?? Just watched first season in very short space of time and was very impressed with the calibre of acting, especially Chaplin and the clever, witty almost fantasy like plot and subject matter.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Love this series......
  • Oct 11, 2019
    Excellent! Held my attention throughout. Insightful. Clever.

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