Politician Peter Laurence's private life is falling apart. Shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. Can he out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
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Hugh Laurie ...  Peter Laurence 4 episodes, 2020
Helen McCrory ...  Dawn Ellison 4 episodes, 2020
Olivia Vinall ...  Julia Blythe 4 episodes, 2020
Jennifer Hennessy ...  Bryony Beckett 4 episodes, 2020
Iain De Caestecker ...  Duncan Knock 4 episodes, 2020
Shalom Brune-Franklin ...  Rose Dietl 4 episodes, 2020
Anna Francolini ...  H.J. Keane 4 episodes, 2020
Emma Cunniffe ...  Sydney 4 episodes, 2020
Danny Ashok ...  Luke Strand 4 episodes, 2020
Millie Brady ...  Lily Laurence 4 episodes, 2020
Tony Pitts ...  Mick 'The Mouth' Murray 4 episodes, 2020
Sidse Babett Knudsen ...  Madeleine Halle 4 episodes, 2020
Gbemisola Ikumelo ...  Steff Frost 3 episodes, 2020
Pippa Bennett-Warner ...  Rochelle Madeley 3 episodes, 2020
Kate Lamb ...  Lindsay Storm 3 episodes, 2020
Katie Leung ...  Margaret Moore 3 episodes, 2020
Yolanda Kettle ...  Joy Pelling 3 episodes, 2020
Nicholas Rowe ...  Adam De Banzie 3 episodes, 2020
Natalie Dew ...  Alisha Burman 3 episodes, 2020
Pip Torrens ...  Joe Lapidus 3 episodes, 2020
Saskia Reeves ...  Helen Laurence 3 episodes, 2020
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...  Bella Gayle 3 episodes, 2020
Alice McMillan ...  Charlotte Hedge 3 episodes, 2020
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Dame Vanessa Pollard 2 episodes, 2020
Amie Francis Amie Francis ...  Female Guard 2 episodes, 2020
Guy Henry ...  Trevor Quinn 2 episodes, 2020
Sarah Greene ...  Charmian Pepper 2 episodes, 2020
Patricia Hodge ...  Lady Roche 2 episodes, 2020
Teresa Banham Teresa Banham ...  Barbara Cooke 2 episodes, 2020
Adelle Leonce ...  Erika 2 episodes, 2020
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Politician Peter Laurence's private life is falling apart. Shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. Can he out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?

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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #3.212 (2020) See more »

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If you can ignore Political bias, it's very good.
15 November 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

How wonderfully old fashioned this drama is, we haven't had a good Political drama for years, in 2020 we needed one.

It focuses on Peter Laurence, a Government Minister with Political ambition, and a checkered past. Everything in his private life seems to start spiralling out of control, at a time where opportunities for career development seem to be there.

It's good, it starts off fairly slow, but it gathers momentum as it progresses, you have expectations ahead of the finale, make your own minds up whether it succeeds or not.

Superbly acted throughout, Hugh Laurie is incredible, his ability to switch from conniving liar to Politician and man of the people is incredible. Other performances of note are Pippa Bennett-Warner, Pip Torrens and of course Helen McCrory.

I'm sure many will look at Helen McCrory's character Dawn, and be reminded of a former PM, possibly even two.

Beautifully produced, it's slick, sharp, with good music throughout.

The Politics, I say this as someone say in the centre, I'm not a Tory voter, and never have been, but.... There is a lot of political bias here, it's very anti Tory, we have Ministers wanting to sell of the NHS for one, Ministers in possession of I'll gotten gains, and we have the old boys network plotting against the female PM, it's not for me to comment, but come on, you need to be a little more impartial.

I would argue it's well worth seeing, but I know full well it will irritate some of a certain political persuasion 8/10.


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