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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Getting away with murder
23 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Hunt, despite a couple of pro Blair supporters reviewing, is full of laughs, clever satire and ridiculous over the top insanity that we've come to expect from the Comic Strip and why would we have it any other way. The production is slick, cleverly done in the noir style, with homage to many films. Politics aside, it stands on its own as a fast paced entertaining comedy with great cameos by the usual suspects. Shut the fluck up, get on your knees and all pay homage to the great one, Tony the Fabricating Fugitive as he rivals James Bond as Steve McQueen in the Great Escapade with Thatcher as the Iron Fence that Blair must mount. God forbid he deserves that Sainthood.

Kudo's to Peter Richardson and the team for pulling off one of their better productions since their eighties heyday. RIP Rik.

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