Did You Know?
The real No. 10 Downing Street was decorated by Steve Hunt
, his first job after leaving school. The entrance hall behind the famous No. 10 front door is blue in the film, but was really painted red, which Margaret Thatcher
did not like, since it is the traditional colour for the opposition Labour Party. The main staircase was painted in a stippled yellow glaze, not beige-pink like in the film. See more
Throughout the film any time a telephone rang a soft electronic warble ring was used. Yet all telephones seen throughout the production are BT/GPO standard issue (of the day) Type 706's which had a mechanical bell ringer. See more
[Michael Heseltine has phoned Geoffrey Howe, ostensibly to say how sorry he is that Howe is resigning as Foreign Secretary. Having done this, he gets onto the real purpose of the phone call - a leadership challenge
Were I to stand... I mean, were that eventuality to arise... could I, would I be able to count on your support?
Michael, I think my position is probably best left... uncluttered by commitments of that kind.
Although... Should I have any further ...