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A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARY

SYNOPSIS

Bernard Hill (The Deal), Robert Lindsay (My Family) and Victoria Hamilton (Goodbye Mr. Chips) star as David Blunkett, Tony Blair and Kimberly Quinn in Alistair Beaton's (Feelgood, A Planet for the President) wickedly funny and award-winning feature-length drama inspired by a private affair held up for very public scrutiny.

Beginning with David Blunkett's elevation to the Home Office and ending with his miraculous return to power as Minister for Work and Pensions, A Very Social Secretary traces the roller coaster story - personal and political - of one of the most remarkable politicians of our time. Doon MacKichan (Smack the Pony), Alex Jennings (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) and Stuart Mcquarrie (Life Begins) complete the principal cast of this comedy drama with its clever observations of high government, party politics and media frenzy. Stranger than fiction but rooted in fact, A Very Social Secretary is the portrayal of a political scandal that spun out of control and straight onto the front pages for press and public scrutiny. 

CREDITS

Writer

Alistair Beaton

Director

Jon Jones

Producer

Hal Vogel

Executive Producer

David Aukin

Line Producer

Lorraine Goodman 

Director of Photography

John Pardue

Production Designer

Chris Roope

Costume Designer

Charlotte Holdich

Make-Up & Hair Designer

Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Editor

Sue Wyatt

Music

Charlie Mole

Casting Director

Kate Rhodes

Marina Johnson

Kathryn Tennant Maw

Stephen Pollard

Philip Herbet

Pat

Ellie Haddington

Ashley

Archie Panjabi

Keith

Tobias Menzies

Gould

Peter Sullivan

Flemming

Leo Bill

Amanda

Andrea Riseborough

Luz

Eleanor Matsuura

David Blunkett

Bernard Hill

Kimberly Quinn

Victoria Hamilton

Tony Blair

Robert Lindsay

Alastair Campbell

Alex Jennings

Cherie Blair 

Doon Makichan

Boris Johnson

Stuart McQuarrie 

Carole Caplin

Sara Stewart 

Stephen Quinn

Hugh Fraser

AWARDS

2006 BAFTA Awards |Nominated - Best Actor for Bernard Hill

2006 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards |Winner - Best Single Drama 

2006 International Emmy Awards |Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor - Bernard Hill