Hacks. Image shows from L to R: Oliver Bland (Nigel Planer), Kate Loy (Claire Foy), Stanhope Feast (Michael Kitchen). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Hacks

Hacks

Satire on the phone-hacking scandal set at a fictional newspaper where "any means necessary" doesn't begin to cover it

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Claire Foy, Michael Kitchen, Kayvan Novak, Nigel Planer, Phil Davis, Alexander Armstrong, Russ Abbot, Celia Imrie and others
Writer
Guy Jenkin
Director
Guy Jenkin
Producer
Jimmy Mulville

Hacks, created by Drop The Dead Donkey writer Guy Jenkin, takes a satirical swipe at the recent momentous events surrounding the British newspaper industry.

Set in a fictional paper the drive to get the story is intense - the phrase "by any means necessary" doesn't even cover it. Phone hacking, blagging, pinging... the staff here do it all. But it's all about to unravel and in a big way...

Editor Kate Loy doesn't take any prisoners and Stanhope Feast, who is the proprietor of the tabloid she runs, demands she always gets the biggest stories first. But her moral compass went awry a long time ago - something that's about to cause her major problems. As the scandal breaks and the net closes in on her, things get funnier for the viewer as things go from bad to worse for the characters.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 1st January 2012 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 2nd January 2012 at 11:40pm

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