THE TRIAL OF TONY BLAIR
Following on from the success of A Very Social Secretary, The Trial of Tony Blair; was first screened on More4 in January 2007. This biting feature length satire portrays the private travails of Tony Blair as he leaves office after more than a decade in power.
Gordon Brown is moving in, President Clinton is looking for her second term and Tony Blair has swapped the corridors of power for carpet swatches in his home in Connaught Square.
He departs Downing Street with an unshakeable belief in his continuing relevance as an international figure of influence. But with Washington's warmongers discredited, he finds himself increasingly isolated. Haunted by the continuing nightmare of Iraq, and obsessed by his legacy, he retreats into denial, refusing to see the dangers he faces from the Special Tribunal on Iraq that has been set up to investigate war crimes.
As the film moves towards the final image of the former Prime Minister being taken off to the Hague to face charges of waging an illegal war, The Trial of Tony Blair asks us to imagine a future where the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
Simon Cellan Jones
Director of Photography
Make-Up & Hair Designer
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou
2008 BAFTA Awards |Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama
2008 Royal Television Society Awards |Nominated - Best Digital Channel Programme Award