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Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002)

A satirical look at the fascinating 'secret' TRUE life of disgraced 1980's Tory politician turned bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. The Truth, the whole truth and everything BUT the truth.

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Guy Jenkin

Writer:

Guy Jenkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Lewis ... Jeffrey Archer
Greta Scacchi ... Margaret Thatcher
Polly Walker ... Mrs. Archer
Ben Miller ... Roland Moxley-Nemesis
Emily Mortimer ... Lady Diana - Princess of Wales
Richard Wilson ... Duke of Edinburgh
Richard Griffiths ... Willie Whitelaw
Danielle Tilley Danielle Tilley ... Emma
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ... Tony Blair
Gary Lineker ... England manager
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Caspar, Tory MP
Rachel Pickup ... Casino Girl
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ... Dennis Thatcher
Mark Spalding ... DPG Officer / Royal Guard
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Chessington
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Starting in Archer's Oxford days this bizzare comedy maps the 'truth' about Archer's rise, fall and eventual re-rise to power. The story is told in 2009 as Archer helps someone write an unofficial Biography a few year's after Archer's release from Prison. Written by Jonathan Davies <email@jonathan-davies.net>

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This story is based on real events, only the facts have been changed


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2002 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Brilliant fun and highly amusing!
26 March 2003 | by BulleonSee all my reviews

I just watched a repeat of this programme on UK drama. Alright, it might not have been of the highest standard in the world but it was very funny and had several big laughs in it. I have never laughed so much as when the actress playing Princess Diana put two large crisps up to her ears pretending to be Prince Charles! Don't watch this expecting something of 'Lord of the Rings' or 'Green Mile' standard but if you have some spare time and just want a bit of a laugh, watch this and just enjoy it! Deserves 10/10 for originality and good humour!


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