The History Plays

BBC Radio 4 comedy. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2012.

Series 1, Episode 5 - A History Of Blair In 9 1/2 Voices

Lost in the BBC, Tony Blair is mistaken for his own lookalike. He finds himself talking to Sue, a struggling impressionist who has some surprising questions for him. With Jon Culshaw and Fiona Allen.

Further details

A History of Tony Blair in 9 1/2 voices stars Jon Culshaw as Tony Blair, lost in the winding corridors of the BBC the day after his resignation. He finds himself sharing a room with Sue, a struggling impressionist who assumes he is a Tony Blair lookalike.

Blair enjoys the opportunity to talk about himself in the third person, and to show off a few impressions of his own.

A darkly comic but thoughtful exploration of what makes Blair tick, the play gives a compelling explanation for what may have lain behind Blair's early political successes and what prompted his unwavering commitment to the war in Iraq.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th March 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Jon Culshaw Tony Blair
Fiona Allen Sue
Writing team
Nigel Smith Writer
Production team
Nigel Smith Director
Gareth Edwards Producer

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