Scoop (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Satire  |   Run Time - 210 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Based on the waspish novel by Evelyn Waugh, the British miniseries Scoop is set during the 1930s. Harry Worth stars as William Boot, the less-than-intrepid star reporter for a rural British newspaper called the Daily Beast. Through an incredible bureaucratic snafu, Boot gets booted off to colonial Africa, there to cover a rather nasty native uprising. Telecast by the BBC2 in seven half-hour installments from October 8 to November 19, 1972, Scoop was remade in 1987 as a full scale, two-hour TV movie.