The 'Crucible' is a new muck-raking tabloid newspaper in London. Managing editor Russell Spam is always on the lookout for the latest dirt and gossip, while senior editor Harold Stringer struggles to preserve some sense of dignity (usually to no avail). Spam writes such questionable stories as lurid details about Prince Andrew's girlfriend, a campaign to bring back capital punishment, and accusing a bishop of being a werewolf.
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The title comes from the method of newspaper printing still used in the 1980s, where letters of type were cast in molten lead. Veteran newspaperman Derek Jameson
called his 1990 autobiography "Last of the Hot Metal Men". See more
Referenced in A Night of Comic Relief 2