First look at Charlotte Riley in Mike Bartlett’s Press

The Peaky Blinders star will play a newspaper journalist in the upcoming BBC drama

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Stop the press! Filming has begun on the new BBC drama by writer Mike Bartlett, the man behind hit BBC1 series Doctor Foster.

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Called Press, the series will follow Peaky Blinders’ Charlotte Riley, who plays a Deputy News Editor of fictional broadsheet, the Herald. She’s joined by Apple Tree Yard’s Ben Chaplin, who plays the Editor of tabloid newspaper The Post.

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The BBC promises the drama will explore the “fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry”, alongside the “constant professional dilemmas facing its characters”.

The show will also feature David Suchet (Poirot) as the Chairman & CEO of Worldwide News, owner of The Post. Priyanga Burford (King Charles III), Paapa Essiedu (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick will also star.

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Press will broadcast on BBC One in 2018.