The Newsreader: Season 1

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Anna Torv (Fringe) and Sam Reid (Belle) lead this newsroom series set in 1986 Melbourne, following the drama presented on-camera... More

Where to watch The Newsreader: Season 1

The Newsreader: Season 1 is available to stream in the... More United Kingdom now on BBC iPlayer and Sky Go.

The Newsreader: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

Three, Two, One…

In 1986, the cutthroat world of commercial television news throws... More ambitious reporter Dale and newsreader Helen together.

Episode 1.2

Once in a Lifetime

Helen and Dale's new alliance has become the talk of... More the office as they cover the much-hyped return of Halley's Comet. The closer Dale draws to Helen, the more he finds himself thrust into the spotlight.

Episode 1.3

The White Marquis Matinee Jacket

When news breaks of Lindy Chamberlain's imminent release from prison,... More Helen, Dale and cameraman Tim fly to Darwin. But they'll face fierce competition as they fight to land the "interview of the century".

Episode 1.4

A Step Closer to the Madness

Helen is deeply apprehensive about meeting Dale's mother, while Dale... More gets lumbered with royal wedding puff pieces. But their everyday concerns are thrown aside when a bomb goes off on Russell Street.


No More Lies

Dale's career and his relationship with Helen couldn't be any... More better, until his prized interview with an HIV-positive mother goes horribly wrong. In the eye of a media storm, buried secrets comes to light.



While Helen is still reeling after Dale's revelation, reports emerge... More of a nuclear accident in Chernobyl. In the face of great fear and uncertainty, the pair must confront who they really are to each other, and to themselves.

The Newsreader: Season 1 | Details

Award winner
Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress (Torv) and Best Supporting Actor (McInnes) winner at the 2021 AACTA Awards.
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