Wireless.

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

Date
Tuesday 20th March 2012
Time
11pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

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

    Supporters and subscribers get more

    Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

    • Broadcast details of 3 past repeats of this episode

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?