The Trial of Tony Blair

The Trial Of Tony Blair

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The Trial of Tony Blair

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The Trial of Tony Blair is a satirical drama, based around the notion that the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair is to face charges of war crimes by an international tribunal, following his departure from 10 Downing Street. Directed by Simon Cellan-Jones, it was first aired on More4 on 15 January 2007 and repeated on 5 March 2007 and during Blair's last week as Prime Minister on 23 June 2007.

The programme is set in 2010 and stars Robert Lindsay as Tony Blair, Phoebe Nicholls as Cherie Blair, Peter Mullan as Gordon Brown and Alexander Armstrong as David Cameron.

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A short time before the 2010 general election, Tony Blair goes on British television and gives a political broadcast, in which he announces his resignation from his position as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The Labour Party, of which Blair is leader, is trailing the Conservative Party, led by David Cameron in the polls. However, within hours of Tony Blair's departure, the Conservative lead shrinks dramatically. When Gordon Brown is elected Labour Party leader, the Labour Party support in the country swells dramatically. Fearing that his "legacy" and his "place in history" are under severe threat, Tony Blair attempts to sabotage the Labour Party efforts to win the General Election, leaking an inflammatory e-mail sent from Brown to Blair in 2006, wherein Brown admits that tax hikes are "inevitable". Blair's plan works, in that Labour win the election with a...
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