Episodes (11)

Unaired Pilot
S01E01 · Unaired Pilot

Jan 01, 2008

A computer virus is introduced into the GlobeLink newsroom, causing lots of personal information about the staff to appear onscreen, creating friction among the personnel.

A New Dawn
S01E02 · A New Dawn

Aug 09, 1990

GlobeLink is taken over by Sir Royston Merchant, and Gus Hedges takes over as the newsroom manager. Full of management-speak, he interferes in the running of the newsroom despite claiming to be 'hands-off.'

Sally's Arrival
S01E03 · Sally's Arrival

Aug 16, 1990

Gus employs a new, popular newsreader who manages to irritate all members of staff. However, an increase in ratings that results from her performance, and a bonus pay increase, makes the staff much happier.

A Clash of Interests
S01E04 · A Clash of Interests

Aug 23, 1990

There is a conflict of interest when one of Sir Royston Merchant's chemical companies spills some chemicals. Gus continues to put pressure on George. Henry is unhappy when he sees his prerecorded obituary.

A Blast from the Past
S01E05 · A Blast from the Past

Aug 30, 1990

Gus has a charity dinner with Prince Philip and wants the Prince's views to be shown on GlobeLink News. Damian has done an investigative piece on a slum landlord who turns out to be Alex's ex-husband and she must find out what he's up to.

Old Father Time
S01E06 · Old Father Time

Sep 06, 1990

Henry brings his 20-year-old great-nephew to the newsroom as part of his journalism course. His youthful presence and enthusiasm make the editorial staff wonder if they're getting too old.

Sex, Lies and Audiotape
S01E07 · Sex, Lies and Audiotape

Sep 13, 1990

George is undecided about whether to run a news story that came from an anonymous source and will embarrass the government. Sally is recorded having sex with her 'Big Norse Warrior' and the whole newsroom gets a copy.

The New Approach
S01E08 · The New Approach

Sep 20, 1990

George asks important questions like: 'Can news broadcasting be truly unbiased?', 'Is it right to ignore Government pressure?', and 'Where the hell are my ulcer pills?'. Meanwhile, Gus shows that beneath his cunning, slimy, manipulative exterior there is a warm, cunning, slimy and manipulative human being.

The Root of All Evil
S01E09 · The Root of All Evil

Sep 27, 1990

Economy is Gus's latest obsession, as he attempts to introduce an austerity drive at the station. This threatens to have a disastrous effect on Damien's bribing techniques and Dave is obsessed with his own lack of solvency. Sally reaps the reward of an over-zealous publicity campaign and an outbreak of petty theft prompts a security crisis.

Death, Disaster 'n Damien
S01E10 · Death, Disaster 'n Damien

Oct 04, 1990

Damien is happily perverting the course of news reporting, as usual, when an execution proves less telegenic than he had expected. Closer to home, his coverage of an animal liberation raid lacks glamour until he takes charge and turns it into a dog's dinner - literally.

The Big Day
S01E11 · The Big Day

Oct 11, 1990

The news team achieves its ultimate aim and, as well as getting a late extension to the bar, they secure an interview with the Prime Minister.


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