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Hot Metal: The Complete First Series

Hot Metal: The Complete First Series DVD release details

Title: Hot Metal: The Complete First Series
Release Date: 7th September 2009
Format: DVD (1 disc set)
Classification: 15
Run time: 150 mins
Barcode ref: 5027626227944
Released by: network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Metal: The Complete First Series

Press release by Network DVD:-

Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Palmer and John Gordon Sinclair star in the LWT newspaper satire HOT METAL THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (15), released by Network DVD on 7th September 2009, RRP £14.99.
 
Twiggy Rathbone, newspaper tycoon and owner of Rathouse International, relaunches his Daily Crucible newspaper as a completely downmarket, sex and sleaze-centric tabloid. To aid him in this crusade he brings in South African newspaper editor Russell Spam, whose job is to deflect the complaints of the 'old guard' and re-employ bottom-of-the-barrel reporters like Greg Kettle, the sort of person who thinks nothing of using a Medium to interview victims of capital punishment...
 
HOT METAL is Andrew Marshall and David Renwick's (Whoops Apocalypse, 2point4 Children) razor-sharp satire of the ongoing shenanigans of the day-to-day running of a tabloid newspaper. It was a cult success when first broadcast on ITV and remains an outstandingly clever and wickedly funny comedy twenty years on.
 
Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great and Small ) takes a dual role and Geoffrey Palmer (Butterflies) co-stars as outgoing editor Harry Stringer. 

Episode Listing
 
The Tell-Tale Heart
What will the tycoon owner of Rathouse International do to Harry Stringer's respectable but doomed Daily Crucible? Who is the mysterious new editor Russell Spam that no-one's ever heard of? And what scandalous front-page story will they invent to rocket the Daily Crucilble to the top of the market? All is revealed.   
 
The Modern Prometheus
After successfully re-launching the Daily Crucible with his Royals Porno Storm headlines, editor Russell Spam is about to unveil his Sensational Sex Secrets of the Soviets through the mouth of Nikita Kruschev, whom reporter Greg Kettle has found alive in Switzerland. Meanwhile, the government would like a little support on a matter of humanitarian importance...
 
Beyond the Infinite
Twiggy Rathbone's Daily Crucible is determined to keep abreast of the competition and Page Three is an outstanding target area. Meanwhile, young reporter Bill Tytla unearths the first clues to an international scandal bigger than anything Russell Spam could ever dream up.
 
Casting the Runes
While the Daily Crucible is making hay with its outrageous depiction of Fr. Teasdale as a militant Marxist, its proprietor Twiggy Rathbone finds reason to denounce public misrepresentation. Meanwhile, Bill Tytla is on the trail of a murderer...
 
Slaughter of the Innocent
Russell Spam has come up with yet another astounding gimmick to boost the sales of the Daily Crucible - and Harry Stringer finds himself smack in the firing line as usual. Summoning all his courage he decides to do something about it... and a story begins to develop.
 
The Respectable Prostitute
With Bill Tytla threatened at gun point, pressure to suppress the story he's been unearthing is getting very heavy - and is about to get heavier still...