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When the breaking news is behind the camera.


An unconventional relationship in a world on the cusp of change; a star newsreader and an ambitious reporter join forces in a ruthless 1986 newsroom, as events unfold that will change their lives.

  1. Michael Lucas


Series Cast

  1. Anna Torv as Helen Norville

    Anna Torv

    Helen Norville

    12 Episodes

  2. Sam Reid as Dale Jennings

    Sam Reid

    Dale Jennings

    12 Episodes

  3. William McInnes as Lindsay Cunningham

    William McInnes

    Lindsay Cunningham

    12 Episodes

  4. Michelle Lim Davidson as Noelene Kim

    Michelle Lim Davidson

    Noelene Kim

    12 Episodes

  5. Marg Downey as Evelyn Walters

    Marg Downey

    Evelyn Walters

    12 Episodes

  6. Chum Ehelepola as Dennis Tibb

    Chum Ehelepola

    Dennis Tibb

    12 Episodes

  7. Stephen Peacocke as Rob Rickards

    Stephen Peacocke

    Rob Rickards

    12 Episodes

  8. Robert Taylor as Geoff Walters

    Robert Taylor

    Geoff Walters

    12 Episodes

  9. Chai Hansen as Tim Ahern

    Chai Hansen

    Tim Ahern

    9 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2


2023 • 6 Episodes

A year on from the events of series one, we meet Helen and Dale, 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. As 1987 rolls along, global stocks will soar and crash, Australia will prepare to celebrate its Bicentennial year, and Helen and Dale grapple with who they really want to be in life - and whether that path can be together...


(2x6, October 15, 2023) Season Finale

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The Newsreader
The Newsreader


Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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