When the Blair government takes office in 1997, the difficult job of Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, trying to broker peace between sectarian factions, goes to Dr. Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam. With her no nonsense attitude, rough language, and liking for a drunk - not to mention the odd flasher's moment - she is equal to any man and totally committed to her role. However, she has cancer. The chemotherapy causes hair loss and she plays on this to defuse situations with humor. Unfortunately, the cancer will kill her within a few years, but Mo keeps this fact quiet in order to see her Northern Irish task through. —don @ minifie-1
A Brilliant Autobiography Drama of Mo Mowlems life in Government!
Great T.V. As the other reviewers have noted I totally agree in all accounts. Completely moving. If this doesn't win a BAFTA ill eat my words! Julie Waters put on an excellent performance for what i can say 'An angel of modern politics.' Mo Mowlems put everything in to her political life as did Julie Walters in this drama. Guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and angry how she was treated by the male chauvinism of Blair and Mandleson. Julie had Mo to a tea with the work she did for the people of Northen Ireland. It was painful to watch her decline on screen as it was in real life. Adam Ingram her aide for the secretary for state was in tears as he had to relive the last days. All credit to the other actors and writers of this drama. And I'm sure there will have to be a statue of her honour in Northen Ireland and Westminster too. A true modern stateswoman.
- Feb 2, 2010
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