Monday, 20 June 2011
By chance I stumbled across one of my favourite contemporary (ish) political dramas on Youtube this afternoon. The Deal was the first part of the Sheen "Blair" trilogy, even though The Queen got considerably more attention. It's well worth a watch if you have 80 minutes or so to spare. I particularly enjoyed David Morrissey's depiction of Gordon Brown despite Michael Sheen's Blair getting the bulk of the attention. Although the story told is a liberal interpretation of something we don't really know a lot about (despite speculation) the attention to detail, particularly with some of Brown's mannerisms, are both convincing and sympathetic.