Ben Chaplin and David Suchet star in first Press trailer

The series follows two competing newspapers

Two fictional newspapers battle for readers in the first trailer for Mike Bartlett’s new drama Press.

The BBC1 series, penned by the creator of Doctor Foster and King Charles III, follows the personal lives and the professional dilemmas of journalists in the 24-hour global news cycle and an industry in turmoil.

The clip shows Apple Tree Yard star Ben Chaplin as the editor of fictional tabloid The Post, while Peaky Blinders actress Charlotte Riley plays the deputy news editor of broadsheet The Herald.

While Ben’s character says the paper’s purpose is “to entertain”, and to find “the most outrageous storytelling in the world”, Charlotte’s character says: “Our job is the truth,” before adding: “We think we’re better but we’re not.”

Poirot star David Suchet also makes a brief appearance in the trailer as the chairman and chief executive of Worldwide News, owner of The Post.

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