The Zwar is just beginning
comedy set in the world of tabloid journalism.
Zwar plays entertainment reporter Alex Burchill, who is in an on-again off-again relationship with artist girlfriend Rita (Beth Buchanan).
The show is narrated by Geoffrey Rush and features Paul Denny as Burchill’s friend Bob Geraghty and Kym Gyngell as newspaper editor Howard Evans.
The second series of Lowdown features a raft of guest stars including MasterChef judge Matt Preston, Matt Day, Colin Lane and Kimberley Davies.
Lowdown has been compared with Frontline, but Zwar says his show is different.
‘‘Lowdown is essentially a comedy about relationships with a journalism backdrop.
‘‘ We are very affectionate towards the journalists.
‘‘ My parents are journalists, I was a journalist, I’ve got a lot of friends who are journalists.’’ Howzat!, Channel 9, Sunday, 8.30pm Lowdown, ABC1, Thursday September 6, 9.30pm Claim to fame: Adam Zwar is fast becoming a name to be reckoned with.