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THE TRIAL OF TONY BLAIR

SYNOPSIS

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.

CREDITS

Writer

Alistair Beaton

Director

Simon Cellan Jones

Producer

Hal Vogel

Executive Producer

David Aukin

Line Producer

Laura Julian

Director of Photography

David Katznelson

Production Designer

Sonja Klaus

Costume Designer

Andrea Galer

Make-Up & Hair Designer

Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Editor

Luke Dunkley

Music

Adrian Johnston

Fiona

Sophie Winkleman

Naomi Frederick

Zoe

Priest

Robert Bowman

Lunt

Karl Johnson

US Ambassador

Colin Stinton

Judge

John Woodvine

Clerk

Ian Burford

Tony Blair

Robert Lindsay

Cherie Blair

Phoebe Nicholls

Gordon Brown

Peter Mullan

David Cameron

Alexander Armstrong

Nicky

Claire Skinner

Simon

Adrian Scarborough

Tommy

Mark Bonner

AWARDS

2008 BAFTA Awards |Nominated - BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama

2008 Royal Television Society Awards |Nominated - Best Digital Channel Programme Award