TV Press Gang (ITV 1989-1993, Julia Sawalha, Dexter Fletcher) Published 2 years ago on September 9, 2017 BAFTA-award-winning teen drama Press Gang centres on the trials and tribulations of those running a school newspaper, the Junior Gazette, and launched the careers of many of its young stars. Julia Sawalha plays the bossy editor Lynda who has a love-hate relationship with the rebellious American Spike (Dexter Fletcher), while Lee Ross stars as unlucky-in-love assistant editor Kenny and Paul Reynolds as the over-bearing Thatcherite Colin, who is in charge of advertising and finances. Despite its sharp humour, the show also tackled serious issues such as solvent misuse and child abuse. Memorable moments: Look out for a guest appearance from Sadie Frost as Kenny’s girlfriend and also the episode where Colin accidentally turns up at a funeral… dressed as a giant pink rabbit. Trivia: Steven Moffat also created the BBC2 sitcom Coupling. Many fans of the show were surprised to discover Dexter Fletcher’s American accent in the series isn’t authentic, as he’s actually from London. He and Julia Sawalha became a couple off-screen for several years. More than half of the Press Gang episodes were shot by acclaimed British comedy director Bob Spiers, who worked on many hit shows such as Fawlty Towers. The series won a Royal Television Society (RTS) award and a BAFTA in 1991 for Best Children’s Programme (Entertainment/Drama). Julia Sawalha also won a Best Actress RTS award in 1993. cast Julia Sawalha as Lynda Day Dexter Fletcher as Spike Thomson Paul Reynolds as Colin Mathews Mmoloki Chrystie as Frazz Davis Kelda Holmes as Sarah Jackson Lee Ross as Kenny Phillips Joanna Dukes as Tiddler Lucy Benjamin as Julie Craig Gabrielle Anwar as Sam Black Clive Ward as Matt Kerr Charlie Creed-Miles as Danny McColl crew details Creator: Bill Moffat Writer: Steven Moffat Producer: Sandra C. Hastie production details Country: UK Network: ITV – Central – Richmond Duration: 36×25 minute episodes Aired From: 1989-1993 CentralCharlie Creed-MilesDexter FletcherGabrielle AnwarITVJulia SawalhaLee RossLucy BenjaminPaul ReynoldsTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes2 days ago America Unearthed: Vikings in the Desert (Travel Tues 28 May 2019) Vikings in the Desert : Scott Wolter investigates alleged Viking artifacts found in the Arizona desert by using state-of-the-art XRF... Episodes2 days ago Diabolical: Someone’s Lying (S2EP12 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Someone’s Lying: When a hunter stumbles upon a woman’s body with an execution-style gunshot wound to the back of her... Episodes2 days ago True Conviction: Murder in New England (S2EP7 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Murder in New England: After grandmother Irene Kennedy is found dead in a park, her family is split apart when... Episodes2 days ago The Last O.G.: Your Mom’s in My Business (S2EP9 TBS Tues 28 May 2019) Your Mom’s in My Business: Shay decides to launch her own fashion line after she realizes that she is faced... Episodes2 days ago Texicanas: Chapter 4 – The Truce (S1EP4 Bravo Tues 28 May 2019) Chapter 4 – The Truce: Luz invites the other women to come to a concealed handgun class; Lorena and Penny... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Animal Kingdom Season 4 Premieres Tues 28 May on TNT In the season four premiere, the Codys pull off a risky robbery that results in a big realization for Craig... Episodes2 days ago MasterChef Junior: Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale: Award-winning chef and MASTERCHEF host Gordon Ramsay looks back at his favorite moments... Episodes2 days ago 1969: Fortunate Sons (Season finale airs Tues 28 May on ABC) “Fortunate Sons” traces the roots of the American culture wars to a time 50 years ago when the nation was... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.