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A Very Social Secretary (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 October 2005 (UK)
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A satirical look at Home Secretary David Blunkett and his affair with publisher Kimberly Quinn

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A satirical look at Home Secretary David Blunkett and his affair with publisher Kimberly Quinn

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Premiered as the centrepiece of the opening night of the new UK television channel "More4". See more »

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[the tabloid newspapers are full of a story about Tony and Cherie Blair being involved in a "Mayan Rebirthing" while on a recent holiday to Mexico]
David Blunkett: What exactly *is* a Mayan Rebirthing?
Tony Blair: [embarrassed] It was Cherie's idea. You take off all your clothes and smear each other with fruit and mud.
David Blunkett: Bloody hell! It'll never catch on in Sheffield.
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #30.1 (2005) See more »

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One of the funniest programmes of the year
11 October 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

What a great satire this programme was. I don't think I have ever laughed so much in my life. I was lucky enough to catch this on the new 4 More channel, but it will appear on channel 4 shortly. If you haven't seen this yet please look out for it next week as I promise, you won't be disappointed. The best part of this programme is probably Robert Linsey as Tony Blair and Alex Jennings as the Machiavellian Alister Campbell. Whenever the plot was about these two I literally had to wipe the tears from my eyes. Bernard Hill as David Blunkett is also excellent, portraying a man who is a loser in love and ruthless in government and yet managing to ascertain a degree of sympathy for him from the audience as well. I think the best thing about this programme is that while it mocks the ineffectual cabinet ministers, it is not a blatantly right or left wing satire. This is a programme that anyone who has even a remote interest in politics from whatever perspective can enjoy.


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