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THE NEWSREADER. BBC2. Sunday. 9pm. Tv pace only. No spoilers
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Blondeshavemorefun · 24/07/2022 17:58

Not sure about this but has good reviews so ……..

e1&2are tonight


The six-part Australian series stars multi-award-winning actress Anna Torv (Mindhunter, Fringe) and Sam Reid (Prime Suspect 1973, Lambs of God)

The show centers around the frantic, busy heart of a commercial TV newsroom set in the 1980s, while following the relationship between an ambitious young TV reporter and the star female news anchor.

Created by award-winning writer Michael Lucas (Offspring, Five Bedrooms), the series depicts the dramas and tensions of this high-octane workplace as well as investigating the political and personal power struggles of the world.

The Newsreader comes to BBC Two and iPlayer with a UK release date confirmed for Sunday, 24 July at 9PM.

A teaser shares: “Torv plays Helen Norville, a glamorous and talented newsreader and, in the chauvinistic world of TV news, often overlooked. Helen finds herself partnered with junior reporter Dale Jennings (Reid) and their personal and private relationship will be set against the very public pressures of reporting some of the most iconic news stories of the era to the nation.”

Further casting includes Robert Taylor (Longmire), Logie Award winners Stephen Peacocke (Five Bedrooms, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), William McInnes (Unfinished Sky, Blue Heelers), Chum Ehelepola (Lodge 49, Lady Dynamite), Michelle Lim Davidson (Utopia, Get Krack!n), Chai Hansen (The New Legends of Monkey) and Marg Downey (Fast Forward, Top of the Lake: China Girl).

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, said: “The Newsreader is a superbly made drama which cleverly interweaves key news events from the period, 80’s nostalgia, office politics and personal relationships in a thoroughly engaging and entertaining style

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JuneFromBethesda · 24/07/2022 19:46

I’m watching it on iplayer at the moment, just finishing episode 2. It’s REALLY good. I have a terribly short attention span but I was hooked from the start.

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Blondeshavemorefun · 24/07/2022 20:37

I will watch e1 at 9 and see what I think

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Blondeshavemorefun · 24/07/2022 21:16

Started it. It reminds me of the dead donkey programme

does that make sense

quite funny so far

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Blondeshavemorefun · 24/07/2022 23:28

Finished e1

loved it

think as set in 80’s. My era. I can relate to it

will watch e2 tomorrow and report back

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midsomermurderess · 24/07/2022 23:58

I liked Robert Taylor in Longmire so will give this a go, if only for him.

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BoreOfWhabylon · 25/07/2022 00:57

Loving this. Not least because I was living in Melbourne at the time this is set. Felt quite nostagic

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VivienneDelacroix · 25/07/2022 00:59

Really enjoyed Ep 1 and 2.

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RosalindsAFuckingNightmare · 25/07/2022 01:14

@Blondeshavemorefun - we need an alert for when you find a mini series for us to watch!

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Mel257 · 25/07/2022 01:22

Watched the whole thing today on IPlayer. Loved it! Looked for a thread earlier but missed this. What a great series. Loved the characters, relationships and setting.

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MrsLargeEmbodied · 25/07/2022 05:01

saw thiis last night
really enjoyed it

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Blondeshavemorefun · 25/07/2022 12:37

Seen e2. Loving it


on for another 2w. 2 episodes each Sunday

i shall be good and pace myself to Sunday night watching

as we all know blondes doesn’t binge 😂😂

love seeing so much of 5 bedrooms Stephen peacocks

he also in wanted which I’m watching

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Blondeshavemorefun · 25/07/2022 12:37

@RosalindsAFuckingNightmare many have said that to me

i should make a list of you all and tag you in tv posts I do

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HeyMicky · 25/07/2022 12:52

My first thought was, Jan 27 and she's wearing a trench coat? Also, day after Australia Day and no one is hungover Wink No way the newsroom would have been that diverse either

But love the historical references. And the set dressing is excellent.

But William McInnes Shock I'm feeling very old indeed

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Blondeshavemorefun · 25/07/2022 23:57

I didn’t even think of the weather

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butterpuffed · 26/07/2022 18:03

Just watched ep 1 on catchup , didn't realise there were two in a row, so I now feel quite safe to watch the next one and I'm still with tv pace !😆

It's very good , a bit quirky which is my type of thing. I do think the bbc dramas are better than others.

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Blondeshavemorefun · 26/07/2022 21:14

I think many will miss it as on bbc 2 not 1

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CheeseCakeSunflowers · 26/07/2022 22:40

We watched the first 2 episodes, I think it's very good.

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butterpuffed · 27/07/2022 17:38

Now caught up with episode 2. Thoroughly enjoying it , so many backstabbers work there , the things they say are outlandish but entertaining !

You're right about people missing it as it's on bbc2 @Blondeshavemorefun . I only knew about it as you'd started a thread. Thanks !

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Blondeshavemorefun · 27/07/2022 18:12

Tbh @butterpuffed I nearly missed it. I usually look to see what is on the next week at 9pm bbc 1 itv ch5 and 5

but not 2 as usually boring Shit 😂

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prampushingdownthehighst · 27/07/2022 22:42

Really enjoying this!
Thanks for the recommendation @Blondeshavemorefun

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lifesnotaspectatorsport · 28/07/2022 22:38

Not sure where TV pace is at so no spoilers - but I'm on episode 4 so far and it's brilliant!

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Blondeshavemorefun · 29/07/2022 10:55

We have only seen 1&2 on tv

3&4 is on this Sunday

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BoreOfWhabylon · 29/07/2022 11:15

I've watched it all now - loved it!

No spoilers but I was living in Melbourne and was directly involved in the event covered in episode 4. I'll say more (if anyone's interested) after it's shown.

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JustDanceAddict · 29/07/2022 15:30

Only one episode left, really enjoying it!
@BoreOfWhabylon - would def be interested to hear your experience.

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BoreOfWhabylon · 29/07/2022 17:26

OK, I'll wait until it's been shown though.

I've also read that a second series has been commissioned and is in production now Smile

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