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The Trial of Tony Blair (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 January 2007 (UK)
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[Tony is meeting the publisher of his memoirs who is very critical of the book and recommends a lot of changes to it.]
Publisher: I think the chapters on the Iraq War could be trimmed - the book would benefit and sales would benefit.
Tony Blair: You will not cut a word of those chapters. I did not take this country to war in order to be popular.
Publisher: [drily] Well you certainly succeeded there.
Tony Blair: [pauses for thought] I took this country to war because it was the right thing to do. It was the right thing for Britain and one day ...
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Amusing and cynical but not realistic
1 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This satire is very amusing and shows how fickle politics and politicians are, however the show most not be taken too seriously. If you keep in mind the insane nature of the story, you may very well enjoy it as much as i did. Robert Lindsay is brilliant as Blair, but then he is brilliant in almost all of his roles, he does however nail Blair when showing him as his grinning media self, the portrayals of Gordon Brown and of David Cameron are also very funny, though the physical likeness of both is questionable the voices and actions are perfect.

The humour is biting throughout but then again so is much of the political comedy in Britain. If you are prepared to take this show at face value i am sure you will thoroughly enjoy it. I cannot wait for the second installment.


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