Thursday, August 21, 2014

Channel 4 to screen Nick Clegg drama in run up to general election

From the Guardian website:
Channel 4 is to air a political drama about Nick Clegg in the run up to next year’s general election. 
Coalition will explore what Channel 4 describes as the “emotionally wrought, politically-charged and often frenzied moments” leading up to Clegg’s decision to go into government with David Cameron. 
The one-off, 90-minute drama is to air early next year and looks into the backroom politics, compromises and wrangling that took place after the 2010 election failed to produce a majority.
But who will play Nick Clegg? I hear you ask.

According to the report, no decision has yet been made as to who will play Clegg, but "suggestions include Chris Addison and David Morrissey". It does not say who has made the suggestions.

Coalition will be directed by Bafta-winning Alex Holmes and produced by Cuba Pictures.

The run up to the election will also see the release of The Riot Club, a film inspired by David Cameron and Boris Johnson's membership of the Bullingdon Club.

Later. The Independent says:
A rival Coalition television drama, 5 Days In May, based on former Labour minister Andrew Adonis’ account of the 2010 negotiations, is also planned. The rights were snapped up by World Productions, the company behind the BBC police drama Line of Duty.


ATF said...

That 5 Days in May is, perhaps, one of the weakest accounts of the negotiations seems not to be of concern.

Jonathan Calder said...

Bad books often make good films.