Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this British drama presents the social realities of the 1950s -- including sexism, frequent cocktail-swilling, and smoking cigarettes -- in a slickly styled environment that subtly glamorizes all of the behavior. Expect some violent acts (including a murder and a bloodless suicide), mild sexual tension, and infrequent low-level swearing like "hell" and "damn."
Mild sexual tension between some characters, but it isn't the show's focus.
Some violent acts that could be disturbing (though blood is minimal); for example, a man's throat is slit, and a woman hangs herself in the shower.
Infrequent use of words like "hell" and "damn."
Its messages are subtle, but the show reinforces the ideals of truth, hard work, and journalistic integrity. That said, there's also a sense that the world is littered with dangerous secrets.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes (accurate for the era) are regular parts of socializing.