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Once the tea girl Kate Loy is now the ruthless editor of scurrilous red top the Sunday Comet,owned by greedy Australian media magnate Stanhope Feast. The paper will stop at nothing for its ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kitchen ... Stanhope Feast
Claire Foy ... Kate Loy
Phil Davis ... Ray
Alexander Armstrong ... David Bullingdon
Kayvan Novak ... Rav
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Connor Feast
Celia Imrie ... Tabby
Nigel Planer ... Oliver
Abdul Salis Abdul Salis ... Micah Todd
Russ Abbot Russ Abbot ... Bill Bentley
Lisa Greenwood ... Zoe
Eleanor Matsuura ... Ho Chi Mao Feast
Stella Gonet Stella Gonet ... Sandra Bryant MP
Moray Hunter Moray Hunter ... Detective Superintendent
Gordon Kennedy ... Gordon Grey
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Once the tea girl Kate Loy is now the ruthless editor of scurrilous red top the Sunday Comet,owned by greedy Australian media magnate Stanhope Feast. The paper will stop at nothing for its grubby scoops including hacking into newsworthy people's phones though Kate gets off the hook following an early accusation by helping the police wire-tap criminals. Feast and his wife and son Connor arrive in England to offer the prime minister media support in exchange for an exclusive television deal but by now the claims of hacking will not go away and Kate and the Feasts are summoned to a commons commission. This leads to Connor selling out his father,Kate resigning and the paper closing though Kate and old time reporter Ray have one last edition to print as an act of revenge. An end title explains the fates of the protagonists,many of whom ended up in prison. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2012 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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1.78 : 1
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(at around 1 min) When Oliver is talking to Kate, after she changed her shoes and flipped the cabinet, a mirror reveals the camera and the camera operator standing behind Oliver. See more »

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Excellent satire
7 January 2012 | by freya-pickardSee all my reviews

We need more of this kind of drama to wake us out of stagnation in this country. This is an excellent one-off film, worthy of re-watching. The acting is brilliant and the plot absolutely spot on. If you don't rate it, you must be one of the people it's intended to get at. Fast paced and so true - of course we know it's true - it was in the papers last year, wasn't it? I think Michael Kitchen must have relished playing Stanhope Feast and he did a very good impersonation of an Australian accent. No-one really got away with anything. Though, isn't it funny how Murdoch suddenly dropped out of the headlines. Very strange that. Well, maybe Hacks will highlight the fact that wherever he is he'll be up to no good. Maybe now we can stop being run by the media and a government who doesn't listen to the people.


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