An ensemble cast of some of Britain’s hottest talent will portray the determined and passionate characters behind the daily news at two fictional, competing newspapers, in Mike Bartlett’s  drama series, Press, on BBC One.

Charlotte Riley will play the Deputy News Editor of fictional broadsheet The Herald, and Ben Chaplin will play the Editor of fictional tabloid newspaper The Post. Priyanga Burford  will play The Herald’s Editor.

Paapa Essiedu will play The Post’s newest reporter, and Shane Zaza its News Editor. Ellie Kendrick  will be a junior reporter, Al Weaver  an investigative journalist, and Brendan Cowell  the Deputy Editor at The Herald.

They will be joined by David Suchet  who will play the Chairman & CEO of Worldwide News, owner of The Post.

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.


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