ALISTAIR BEATON wrote the award-winning television film A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARY about the David Blunkett affair, launching More4 in 2005.
Stranger than fiction but rooted in fact, A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARYis the portrayal of a political scandal that spun out of control and straight on to the front pages for press and public scrutiny. It contains hilarious observations of high government, party politics and media frenzy.
Says Beaton: "Tory ministers used to find scandal in low places. New Labour prefers to get its trotters into the top trough. This film explores how Blunkett became a metaphor for Tony Blair's decadent regime."
Written by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Jon Jones
Director of Photography - John Pardue
Casting Director - Kate Rhodes James
Composer - Charlie Mole
Executive Producer - David Aukin
Producer - Hal Vogel
Bernard Hill - David Blunkett
Robert Lindsay - Tony Blair
Victoria Hamilton - Kimberly Quinn
Alex Jennings - Alistair Campbell
Archie Panjabi - Ashley
Tobias Menzies - Keith
Ellie Haddington - Pat
Courtesy of MENTORNMEDIA
A few snippets from A Very Social Secretary