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Series 1 Episode 1

Classic satirical sitcom set in the studios of Globelink News TV. An unpopular and unprincipled Chief Executive struggles to control a doggedly dysfunctional news team. With precious little success...

A brave new world beckons for the Globelink News staff when media mogul Sir Roysten Merchant takes over the station. And the team must grapple with the complexities of covering Northern Ireland.

Comedy

Globelink News's new owner, Sir Royston Merchant, wants a more sensationalist view of the news. Yuppie Gus Hedges heads up the transformation, and walks all over nervous news editor George Dent...

A New Dawn: Media mogul Sir Roysten Merchant takes over Globelink News

First shown: Thu 9 Aug 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 1

Sally's Arrival: In an effort to boost ratings, Gus presents Henry with a new partner: Sally Smedley

First shown: Thu 16 Aug 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 2

A Clash of Interests: George has to decide whether to run a negative story about Sir Roysten

First shown: Thu 23 Aug 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 3

A Blast from the Past: Alex has to decide where her loyalties lie when her ex-husband is implicated in a scandal

First shown: Thu 30 Aug 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 4

Old Father Time: Henry's interview technique fails to work its magic on a government minister

First shown: Thu 6 Sep 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 5

Sex, Lies and Videotape: Special Branch raid the station

First shown: Thu 13 Sep 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 6

The New Approach: George asks some important questions. Can journalism be unbiased? Where are his pills?

First shown: Thu 20 Sep 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 7

The Root of All Evil: Gus attempts to introduce an austerity drive at the station

First shown: Thu 27 Sep 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 8

Death, Disaster 'N Damien: An execution proves less telegenic than Damien had hoped

First shown: Thu 4 Oct 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 9

The Big Day: The news team secures an interview with the Prime Minister

First shown: Thu 11 Oct 1990 | 25 mins

Series 1 Episode 10

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