The Comic Strip Presents...: Season 9, Episode 1

The Hunt for Tony Blair (15 Oct. 2011)

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This 'Fifties Fugitive' movie,a clever pastiche of monochrome British B films,opens with the police arriving to arrest prime minister Tony Blair for murder - well,he did allow himself to be... See full summary »


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This 'Fifties Fugitive' movie,a clever pastiche of monochrome British B films,opens with the police arriving to arrest prime minister Tony Blair for murder - well,he did allow himself to be abducted by a thug called George Bush and collude in murdering a bunch of Afghans. Aided by Barbara Windsor Blair goes on the run but none of the peers he created will give him sanctuary,Gordon Brown just wants to kill him and 'Squealer' Mandelson is no help either. Apart from trying to flog his book all he does is incriminate Blair in the deaths of John Smith and Robin Cook. After he has pushed a tramp off a train and been grassed up by Carol Caplan Blair ends up at the Gothic mansion of faded Southern Belle Margaret Thatcher and in her bed. A climax at the Chilton Theatre in the manner of 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' will lead to an end title revealing the fates of those concerned. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Best film so far this century
23 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who didn't find this film funny obviously has a sense of humour failure or is still in love with Blair the liar. If you don't get satire, don't bother watching it, you won't get it. However, if you loathe politicians and love 50s style films, this is one for you. Brilliant writing and acting, beautifully shot and really, Blair etc deserve everything this film throws at them. Really looking forward to the DVD coming out as this is one film I could re-watch, over and over and never get tired of it. 10/10 for laughter and irony and well done Stephen Mangan for being utterly despicable as the main character! More please from Comic Strip!

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