Press Gang. Image shows from L to R: Spike Thomson (Dexter Fletcher), Sarah Jackson (Kelda Holmes), Lynda Day (Julia Sawalha), Frazz Davis (Mmoloki Chrystie), Kenny Phillips (Lee Ross), Colin Mathews (Paul Reynolds). Copyright: Central Independent Television.

Press Gang

ITV comedy drama about a newspaper. 43 episodes (5 series), 1989 - 1993. Stars Julia Sawalha, Dexter Fletcher, Lee Ross, Kelda Holmes and others.

Press Gang. Image shows from L to R: Frazz Davis (Mmoloki Chrystie), Sarah Jackson (Kelda Holmes), Colin Mathews (Paul Reynolds), Julie Craig (Lucy Benjamin), Kenny Phillips (Lee Ross), Lynda Day (Julia Sawalha), Spike Thomson (Dexter Fletcher). Copyright: Central Independent Television.

Press Gang

Comic drama following a group of teenagers running a young people's newspaper

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1989 - 1993
Channel
ITV
Episodes
43   (5 series)
Starring
Julia Sawalha, Dexter Fletcher, Lee Ross, Kelda Holmes, Paul Reynolds, Mmoloki Chrystie, Lucy Benjamin, Charlie Creed-Miles and Joanna Dukes
Writer
Steven Moffat

A programme for teenagers set in a newspaper office that follows the trials and tribulations, joys and agonies of a group of teenagers setting up and running a young people's newspaper "The Junior Gazette".

Egos clash and professional and personal feelings collide.

This series was not originally promoted as a comedy, but has been labelled as one by many parties since its original broadcast so is included on British Comedy Guide for completeness and to avoid confusion.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 16th January 1989 on ITV at 4:45pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 21st May 1993 on ITV
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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