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Hard Copy

Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: SABC3, SABC Encore

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7.5

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South African channels

SABC3 : 23 Feb 2005 - 26 Dec 2016
SABC Encore : 20 Sep 2019 - 19 Dec 2019

About the Show

Hard Copy is a South African television drama series created by Anton Harber, Malcolm Purkey and Jann Turner which follows the fortunes of the staff of a fictional newspaper which - due to the economic pressures of the times - finds itself on the media cusp between delivering news and sensationalism, before changing identity completely in Season 3 and becoming a tabloid.

The tabloid storyline was dropped when the show was revived in 2016, a decade after it ended on SABC3.

When editors and their journalists find themselves publishing hard copy the dilemmas, intrigues and moments of hysteria they face are varied, vast and inevitable.

This is the life of the staff and owners of The Bulletin, a South African newspaper that finds itself on the media cusp between delivering news and sensationalism.

Every day at The Bulletin sees the papers editor and journalists facing new challenges as they find and write stories that impact on who they are, often forcing them to make ethical decisions that have more than one answer.

Through The Bulletin and the people featured in it, including politicians, showbiz and sports personalities, everyone's lives become one as the staff eat, sleep and breathe their passion of getting their paper to print each week.

Produced by Curious Pictures (which later became Quizzical Pictures), the head writer was Darrel Bristow-Bovey, with original music by The Junior Musicians' Yacht Club. The series producer was Tim Greene and the executive producers were Harriet Gavshon, David Jammy and Mpho Mosimane.


Starring

as
Joe Dlamini

as
Dorothy Wilcox

as
Thabane "Cyril" Mkwane

as
Ivan Ferris

as
Benny Jacobs (as Jody J Abrahams)

as
Rocky Coetzee

as
Mandy le Roux

as
Dinki Dube

as
Grant Fletcher

as
Xolani Modise

as
Kim Smollen

as
Prince Modise

as
Noxee

as
Khanya Langa

as
Jana Brink

as
C.J. Swart

as
Trevor "Biggy T" Dlamini

as
Tebogo Ramolang

as
Leah Gumede


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