A fervent socialist and former trade-union leader becomes Britain's Prime Minister.

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Alan MacNaughtan ...
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Christine Kavanagh ...
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Bert Gaunt ...
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A fervent socialist and former trade-union leader becomes Britain's Prime Minister.

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19 June 1988 (UK)  »

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A free adaptation of a novel by a serving Labour M.P., Chris Mullin. It was generally assumed that his novel was inspired by the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1976. See more »

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The arrival of the Cameroon Ambassador is announced twice. See more »

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The Public Servants - Browne: [Checking the backgrounds of the incoming Cabinet] I imagine you ran the names through the computer.
The Public Servants - Fiennes: Yes. Three Communists, two Trotskyites and a queer.
The Public Servants - Browne: That's par for the course in any Cabinet during my lifetime.
The Public Servants - Fiennes: Plus a senior Minister who's screwing a young lady from Hampstead Labour Party.
The Public Servants - Browne: I always assumed that was more or less why young ladies joined the Hampstead Labour Party.
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