An accurate depiction of the events surrounding the United Kingdom hung parliament in 2010 and the aftermath involving the three main party leaders in attempting to form a government, despite contrasting policies and personal beliefs.
The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide... See full summary »
Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »
Dropped by ITV who were concerned about its political content. Picked up by Channel 4. See more »
On the night of the 1992 election Brown speaks to Blair on his phone from his own constituency in Scotland. He tells him Peter (Mandelson) is with him. This is impossible as Mandelson will have been in Hartlepool (200 miles away) for his own election to parliament. See more »
So do you think reticence like yours is a specifically Scottish trait? Because I've always thought there are broadly two kinds of Scot, the angry ginger kind and the brooding, intensely private saturnine kind.
You ask this as a Scot yourself, of course?
You may mock, but I am a Scot.
As well as being black and working-class?
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By providing us not only with the political faces of these two great men but with their flawed human underbellies, the director drags us into the heart of the clash - the stylistic differences between Bed and Breakfast (Blair and Brown). What a performance.. Watch the news afterward and you won't know which program was the real one. 10/10
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