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The Hunt for Tony Blair 

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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Peter Richardson (screenplay), Pete Richens (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Mangan ... Tony Blair
Catherine Shepherd ... Cherie
Robbie Coltrane ... Inspector Hutton
James Buckley ... Sergeant
Rik Mayall ... Prof. Predictor
Nigel Planer ... Peter Mandelson
Ronni Ancona ... Barbara Windsor
Ross Noble ... Socialist
Tony Curran ... Robin Cook
Morgana Robinson Morgana Robinson ... Carol Caplin
Harry Enfield ... Alistair
Jennifer Saunders ... Margaret Thatcher
John Sessions ... Tebbit
Ford Kiernan ... Gordon Brown
Tom Davis ... Burly Man
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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 his peers will give him sanctuary.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (PAL)
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Tony Blair: Just shut your drunken left-wing mouth!
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Spoofs The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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If only it was funny
16 October 2011 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing this. It seemed like a good idea, and I have happy memories of the inimitable 'Strike' from twenty-odd years ago. This used the same basic approach: turn English political history into a movie pastiche. This time it took a lot from the old Robert Donat version of the Thirty-Nine Steps. Stephen Mangan did a good job as the lead. He acted the role as a slightly Blair-ised version of himself. The other actors were fine, too. Jennifer Saunders was great, playing Margaret Thatcher in the manner of Sunset Boulevard. The only problem was the script - rather an important deficiency in this type of comedy. There were some funny moments, but they were pretty brief. At times, in desperation, swearing was used as a substitute for humour. A let down.


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