TV tonight: the chaos and toxicity of a 1980s Australian newsroom | Television & radio

The Newsreader

9pm, BBC Two

While there’s no shortage of comedy-dramas navigating the chaos and toxicity of a newsroom, being set in 1980s Australia provides an interesting distinction here. More drama than it is comedy, the six-parter follows eager young reporter Dale (Sam Reid) and long-suffering but excellent newsreader Helen (Anna Torv) as they build an unlikely friendship and career alliance. In the first of tonight’s double bill, they team up to cover the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Hollie Richardson


6pm, BBC One

Reporting from Jersey, Charlotte Smith and Matt Baker are on a mission to protect the island’s