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The Trial of Tony Blair (2007)

In 2010, the International Criminal Court puts Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.

Director:

Simon Cellan Jones

Writer:

Alistair Beaton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lindsay ... Tony Blair
Robert Bowman Robert Bowman ... Priest
Adrian Scarborough ... Simon
Claire Skinner ... Nicky
Danielle Ryan ... Assistant
Ronke Phillips Ronke Phillips ... Newsreader
Phoebe Nicholls ... Cherie Blair
Dickon Tyrrell Dickon Tyrrell ... First Removal Man
Nick Bartlett ... Third Removal Man
Graham Turner Graham Turner ... Brian Haw
Kyl Messios Kyl Messios ... Taxi Driver 1
Peter Mullan ... Gordon Brown
Mark Bonnar ... Tommy
Alexander Armstrong ... David Cameron
Sophie Winkleman ... Fiona
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Storyline

In 2010, the International Criminal Court puts Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.

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The Trial of Tony Blair is a sharp feature length satire portraying the private travails of the British Prime Minister as he leaves office after more than a decade in power. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tony Blair-ügy See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Production Co:

Daybreak Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color | Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2010. See more »

Quotes

Tony Blair: You've learned nothing from me, Gordon - absolutely nothing. Because if you had, you would have acquired at least a *hint* of charisma. But then you and charisma have never really been on speaking terms.
Gordon Brown: The public don't want charisma any more - what they want is honesty.
Tony Blair: Instead of which, they get you!
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles are in the form of graffiti scribbled in biro on painted brick walls, possibly those of a prison cell. See more »

Connections

Featured in This Week: Episode dated 18 January 2007 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Mirror in the Bathroom
Performed by The Beat
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A great piece of Drama
22 January 2007 | by jp-stirSee all my reviews

The premise of the programme was that after eventually standing down as Prime Minister Tony Blair is called to the Hague to face war crime charges. Ithought this, although slightly far fetched was a great piece of Drama and shows why More4 is one of the best channels to come out of the usual dross of digital channels. Robert Lindsays portrayal of Tony Blair was magnificent and rather than doing an impression of Blair instead gave a great performance. Peter Mullan as Gordon Brown was inspired and it was well into the show before I even realised that it was him playing the part, and although only seen briefly Alistair Armstrong as The image conscious David Cameron was brilliant. The soundtrack also was well devised from Johnny Cash to The Killers. But perhaps the most impressive part of the drama is not the funny elements or to see Blair get his just desserts, rather the idea that the War on Terror has had a deep emotional impact on Blair causing him to have hallucinations and nightmares. All in all a great programme.


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