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Maureen Lipman as Lord Leveson. Hugh Grant as himself. For Rebekah Brooks, who else but Mark Gatiss as Charles I? Help us regulate the cast of the Leveson inquiry

Whatever else the Leveson inquiry turns out to have been – we're doing a lot of speed reading as I type – it was fine theatre. A Hogarthian cast of characters, from Britain's lordliest media barons to subalterns on the yellowest of yellow rags. A decent smattering of celebs. The odd outburst of tears. A superlative solo performance from the capricious Robert Jay, who managed to make witness-questioning look (to twist a phrase) like reading the thesaurus by flashes of lightning.

Which only leaves one question: who's going to option the script? The Tricycle theatre in London made drama out of the Bloody Sunday and Stephen Lawrence inquiries, after all; Spielberg's studio has optioned the Wikileaks saga. Surely it's only a matter of time. »

- Andrew Dickson

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