The Newsreader on ABC – A year on from the events of series one, we meet Helen Norville (Anna Torv) and Dale Jennings (Sam Reid), now established as ‘The Golden Couple of News’… To the outside world, they present a glowing image of success and romance… But the truth is more complex.
The hype is building for 1988 Bicentennial.
As the News At Six shoots an elaborate, patriotic ad, Geoff (Robert Taylor) hosts a telethon supporting the first fleet re-enactment. When Geoff’s coverage is interrupted by a striking protest, it thrusts Aboriginal activist Lynus Preston (Hunter Page-Lochard) into the spotlight.
Helen (Anna Torv) is convinced that Lynus will make for great television and could provide a vital Aboriginal voice amidst the pageantry. Needless to say she is met with fierce opposition from Lindsay (William McInnes), until Dale (Sam Reid) pitches a compromise— for every minute of Lynus, he pledges to deliver three minutes of Princess Diana coverage…
Production credit: A Werner Films Production for the ABC. Major production investment from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with VicScreen. Worldwide distribution is managed by Entertainment One (eOne). Created by Michael Lucas. Written by Michael Lucas, Kim Ho, Adrian Russell Wills and Niki Aken. Directed by Emma Freeman. Produced by Lucas and Joanna Werner. Executive Producers Werner, Stuart Menzies and Emma Freeman. ABC Executive Producers Brett Sleigh and Sally Riley.
The Newsreader on ABC TV and ABC iview – Sunday 1 October, 2023 at 8.30pm
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The Newsreader on ABC