Hard Copy S4
About Hard Copy S4
The Newsroom drama returns to SABC3 screens for a fourth season
The Bulletin is restored back to its former gutsy independent roots with all its drama and intrigue and Season 4 returns on SABC 3, from Monday, 3rd October 2016 at 21:00.
Originally created by Mail & Guardian editor Anton Harber, Market Theatre director Malcolm Purkey and film maker Jann Turner, the show is set in the newsroom of a struggling Independent newspaper.
The series originally ran for three seasons between 2006 and 2008 and was heralded as a breakthrough for its dynamic, kinetic approach to visual storytelling. This fourth season is set eight years down the line, and crime reporter Benny Jacobs has taken over the editorship, wrenching the paper back to its fierce investigative roots after many years as a tabloid.
The cast of news staff surrounding him are all new and features a host of top acting talent including names like Nokuthula Ledwaba (Umlilo, Rhythm City), Nicola Hanekom (Heartlines, Isidingo) Armand Aucamp (Sterlopers, Balade vin ‘n Enkeling) and Masasa Mbangeni (Scandal, The Dying Screams of The Moon)
“The joy of reprising a beloved show like Hard Copy” says writer/director Tim Greene “is that people remember it so fondly, so it’s been really easy to attach top talent to the project. Even the small roles are populated by really great actors.”
The show has been expanded into the hour-long format and tells multiple stories grappling with issues surrounding journalism today.
Stories include a photographer who digitally alters a photo and comes to regret it, a sport journo who befriends a top athlete, only to discover he’s a doping cheat, a news editor who buries a story which involves a family member, the battle for dominance between print and digital media. And a serial killer
The storyline which frames the whole series kicks off when the journalists discover that a series of murders are linked by the fact that all the victims appeared in the old edition of The Bulletin. They delve into the dusty basement archive to trawl the back issues for clues as to who the Killer is and why he’s taken an interest in The Bulletin.
|Jodie Abrahams||Benny Jacobs - Editor|
|Masasa Mbangeni||Khanya Langa - News Editor|
|Nicola Hanekom||Jana Brink - Staff Photographer|
|Nokuthula Ledwaba||Leah Gumede - I.T. / Webcast Contractor|
|Armand Aucamp||C.J. Swart - Columnist / ARTS|
|Denzel Edgar||Trevor “Biggy T” Dlamini- Sports Editor|
|Thabo Rametsi||Tebogo Ramolang - Investigative Reporter|
Tune in for all the intrigue and excitement of Hard Copy on SABC 3 every Monday at 21:00 starting 3rd October, 2016.