Doctor Foster writer pens new BBC1 drama, Press

Mike Bartlett explores the changing media.

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Mike Bartlett, writer of BBC One’s popular drama Doctor Foster is returning with a new six-part journalism drama, Press.

Press will explore the world of newspapers – its past riven by hacking scandals, its present at the mercy of the digital age and the 24 hour news cycle and an uncertain future.

Writer Mike Bartlett says: “From exposing political corruption to splashing on celebrity scandal, editors and journalists have enormous influence over us, yet recent events have shown there’s high-stakes and life-changing drama going on in the news organisations themselves. I’m hugely excited to be working with the BBC to make Press, a behind-the-scenes story about a group of diverse and troubled people who shape the stories and headlines we read every day.”

Press is made by BBC Cymru Wales in association with Deep Indigo and Lookout Point for BBC One. Three-time BAFTA winner Nigel Stafford-Clark is producing.