One thing that struck me is how often actors and scriptwriters fail to convey the tropes and mannerisms of a journalist's piece to camera (this time the actor was the usually good Martin Jarvis). I think this may be because they try too hard to ham up a format that is essentially formulaic and aspires to impersonality.
It may improve, once it gets going. But it does look like a tremendous misapplication of resources.
*Collective noun for donkeys.