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The Daily Crucible is facing its final edition; its straight-forward, totally-honest approach to reporting the news has won it much attention, but made it deadly dull and with ever-diminishing sales figures.

Enter Twiggy Rathbone, tycoon owner of Rathouse International who's ready to turn the high-brow paper into a popular, sleazy, high-selling tabloid. He installs editor Russell Spam to do his bidding and 'promotes' the incumbent, Harry Stringer, to the role of 'managing editor' - a largely vanity role but holding what will become an increasingly difficult public face of respectability...

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Unleash the Kracken

Episode 2x06; Apr 17, 1988

A Royal Commission into the press is set to publish a particularly damning conclusion, and Rathbone is eager to stifle the report. Maggie's uncovered the truth behind the deaths at Justice Hitchcock's home, and it's even more shocking than anyone cou

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x06: Unleash the KrackenApr 17, 1988
2x05: Crown of ThornsApr 10, 1988
2x04: The Twilight ZoneMar 27, 1988
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