1985, 2 seasons to date
By Peter Bowles
As portrayed by Peter Bowles (The Irish R.M., To the Manor Born), London gossip columnist Neville Lytton exudes a sophisticated charm that masks a tenacious commitment to his job. Whether consorting with banking tycoons and ex-dictators or investigating a gang of skinheads, Lytton strives to expose the high and mighty, the corrupt and the crooked--and to make sure "God" (his editor at the Daily News) is happy with his work. All the while, Lytton struggles to keep his love life in order, write the one novel he feels he has in him, and fend off constant machinations and maneuvers of an old rival at the Daily Post. It's all part of the daily grind for Neville Lytton--and grist for the scandalous news mill.