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A Very Social Secretary (2005)

A satirical look at Home Secretary David Blunkett and his affair with publisher Kimberly Quinn

Director:

Jon Jones

Writer:

Alistair Beaton (as Alastair Beaton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Hill ... David Blunkett
Gillian Goodman Gillian Goodman ... Fat Woman
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Pat
Archie Panjabi ... Ashley
Peter Sullivan ... Gould
Leo Bill ... Flemming
Robert Lindsay ... Tony Blair
Doon Mackichan ... Cherie Blair
Sara Stewart ... Carole Caplin
Tobias Menzies ... Keith
Alex Jennings ... Alastair Campbell
Stuart McQuarrie ... Boris Johnson
Victoria Hamilton ... Kimberly Fortier
Guy Williams Guy Williams ... Old Etonian
Laura Cornelius Laura Cornelius ... Waitress
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A satirical look at Home Secretary David Blunkett and his affair with publisher Kimberly Quinn

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2005 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Mentorn Television See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered as the centrepiece of the opening night of the new UK television channel "More4". See more »

Quotes

[to Kimberley and her lawyer]
David Blunkett: You shouldn't take me on. The law's on my side. I made the law, you see.
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Connections

Featured in Have I Got News for You: Episode #30.1 (2005) See more »

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One of the funniest programmes of the year
11 October 2005 | by ThelightbulbSee all my reviews

What a great satire this programme was. I don't think I have ever laughed so much in my life. I was lucky enough to catch this on the new 4 More channel, but it will appear on channel 4 shortly. If you haven't seen this yet please look out for it next week as I promise, you won't be disappointed. The best part of this programme is probably Robert Linsey as Tony Blair and Alex Jennings as the Machiavellian Alister Campbell. Whenever the plot was about these two I literally had to wipe the tears from my eyes. Bernard Hill as David Blunkett is also excellent, portraying a man who is a loser in love and ruthless in government and yet managing to ascertain a degree of sympathy for him from the audience as well. I think the best thing about this programme is that while it mocks the ineffectual cabinet ministers, it is not a blatantly right or left wing satire. This is a programme that anyone who has even a remote interest in politics from whatever perspective can enjoy.


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