1 9 6 0 – 1 9 6 1 (UK)
39 x 60 minute episodes
Years before Lou Grant became a massive hit in the US, British series Deadline Midnight focused on the investigative reporting team of fictitious Fleet Street newspaper The Daily Globe.
The series featured the usual editors, senior reporters, hard-bitten veteran and the less than efficient junior of the newspaper office.
The producers brought in former Daily Express editor Arthur Christiansen, who had recently been employed by ATV as Editorial Advisor, to oversee its authenticity.
The series gave an early TV outing to Peter Vaughan who went on to appear in The Gold Robbers, as Wolfie Smith’s prospective father-in-law in Citizen Smith and the less-than-genial Harry Grout in Porridge.