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PRESS On MASTERPIECE

Airs Sundays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 2019 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Duncan Allen (BEN CHAPLIN), Lucy Redford (LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON) in a scene f...

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Above: Duncan Allen (BEN CHAPLIN), Lucy Redford (LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON) in a scene from PRESS On MASTERPIECE.

The six-part drama explores the turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas journalists face each day

Binge the 6-episode series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with KPBS Passport.

Set in the world of newspapers in London - its past riven by hacking scandals, its present at the mercy of the digital age and the 24-hour news cycle, its future uncertain - this razor sharp and observant drama explores the current, turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas that journalists and editors face each day.

Charlotte Riley (PEAKY BLINDERS) and Ben Chaplin (APPLE YARD TREE) star, alongside Priyanga Burford (KING CHARLES III) and David Suchet (POIROT).

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Starring Charlotte Riley (PEAKY BLINDERS, KING CHARLES III) and Ben Chaplin (APPLE YARD TREE, "The Thin Red Line") and featuring David Suchet (POIROT), the six-part drama explores the turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas journalists face each day. Coming to MASTERPIECE 2019.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Death Knock” airs Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV - Holly, deputy news editor of the Herald, tries to obtain CCTV footage of a fatal hit-and-run after it's given to a tabloid. Post reporter Ed comes under pressure to run a story against the will of the parents of an athlete who took his own life.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lookout Point / Colin Hutton

Duncan Allen (BEN CHAPLIN) in a scene from PRESS on MASTERPIECE.

Episode 2: “Pure” airs Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV - Holly helps Leona investigate a lead at a hospital. Ed struggles with his conscience after a night working on the Post's showbiz desk.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lookout Point / Robert Viglasky

Leona Manning-Lynd (ELLIE KENDRICK), Holly Evans (CHARLOTTE RILEY) in a scene from PRESS on MASTERPIECE.

Episode 3: “Don't Take My Heart, Don't Break My Heart” airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV - Holly investigates a lead that a powerful business tycoon coerces young women into sleeping with him. As another source comes forward, Amina feels pressured to run the story. Duncan proposes a deal that could make waves in the political world.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lookout Point / Hal Shinnie

Amina Chaudury (PRIYANGA BURFORD) in a scene from PRESS On MASTERPIECE.

Episode 4: “Magic” airs Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV - Amina feels defeated in the wake of a scandal and suffers a personal crisis. Duncan is shocked when the Post is banned from Downing Street's daily press conferences. Ed learns not to underestimate Holly's commitment to her work above all else.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lookout Point / Colin Hutton

Duncan Allen (BEN CHAPLIN), George Emmerson (DAVID SUCHET) in a scene from PRESS On MASTERPIECE.

Episode 5: “Two Worlds” airs Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV - A new Post colleague attempts to discredit Ed. Duncan buries himself in his work. Holly is accused of losing her professional integrity when she mishandles a source. Peter and Amina prepare the way for a big announcement about the Herald's future.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lookout Point / Colin Hutton

Duncan Allen (BEN CHAPLIN), Ed Washburn (PAAPA ESSIEDU) in a scene from PRESS On MASTERPIECE.

Episode 6: “Resonance” airs Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV - Duncan receives devastating news from his wife. James reopens communication with a would-be whistleblower, and Amina and Holly become convinced the story will be the most important the Herald will ever run. Holly and Duncan go head to head.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lookout Point / Colin Hutton

Holly Evans (CHARLOTTE RILEY) in a scene from PRESS On MASTERPIECE.

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CREDITS:

Directed by Tom Vaughan. Produced by Paul Gilbert. A Lookout Point, BBC Studios, Deep Indigo production, co-produced with MASTERPIECE, for BBC One. Executive Producers are Faith Penhale and Mike Bartlett for Lookout Point, Bethan Jones for BBC Studios, Nigel Stafford-Clark for Deep Indigo, Mona Qureshi for BBC One and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE for MASTERPIECE. International Distribution will be handled by BBC Worldwide. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

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