The Comic Strip Presents.... Copyright: Comic Strip Productions.

The Comic Strip Presents...

Channel 4 and BBC Two and Gold comedy drama series of satires. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1982 - 2016. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson and others.

The Hunt For Tony Blair

The Comic Strip team return for a special 50s-style 'fugitive' film noir spoof. Prime Minister Tony Blair is wanted for murder and is on the run.

Further details

The Comic Strip Presents.... Image shows from L to R: Alastair Campbell (Harry Enfield), Margaret Thatcher (Jennifer Saunders), Tony Blair (Stephen Mangan), Inspector Hutton (Robbie Coltrane). Copyright: Comic Strip Productions.

Escaping from Number 10 and leaving behind his adoring wife Cherie, Prime Minister Tony Blair vows to clear his name no matter what the consequences.

But on a foggy London night, Tony has few friends willing to harbour a wanted man. With front pages demanding his capture, Blair has no choice but to go on the run, with Inspector Hutton and his sidekick hot on his trail. The chase unfolds thanks to evidence gleaned from his 'allies' Mandelson and Brown, as well as an unlikely encounter with Margaret Thatcher.

Surely Tony's an innocent man, pursued for a crime he didn't commit?

Broadcast details

Friday 14th October 2011
Channel 4
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Guest cast
    Stephen Mangan Tony Blair
    Catherine Shepherd Cherie Blair
    Robbie Coltrane Inspector Hutton
    Nigel Planer Peter Mandelson
    Jennifer Saunders Margaret Thatcher
    Harry Enfield Alastair Campbell
    Ross Noble Socialist (The Old Labour Tramp)
    James Buckley Sergeant
    Rik Mayall Professor Predictor
    John Sessions Norman Tebbit (Thatcher's Butler)
    Ford Kiernan Gordon Brown
    Morgana Robinson Carole Caplin
    Ronni Ancona Barbara Windsor
    Tony Curran Robin Cook
    Tom Davis Burly Man
    Steven O'Donnell (as Steve O'Donnell) Donny Rumsfeld
    Peter Richardson George Bush
    Tom Bennett Gordon's Driver
    Gary Beadle Butler
    James Gibbs Blair's Son
    Isabel Forrester Blair's Daughter
    Kevin Feaviour Policeman
    Craig Springer Policeman
    Dave Hackford Policeman
    Bevis Taylor Policeman
    Harry Long Policeman
    Tony Anderson Policeman
    Josephine Larsen Miss Hendrick
    Christine Brooker Thatre Goer
    Kate Ryder Thatre Goer
    Camille Flaherty Thatre Goer
    David Griffiths Thatre Goer
    Nigel Way Thatre Goer
    Tom Kendrick Thatre Goer
    John Eden Thatre Goer
    Rob Ireland Blair's Assistant
    Jess Plummer Blair's Assistant
    Jonathan Brook Blair's Assistant
    David Rees News Vendor
    Mike Sanchez Ticket Inspector
    Sam Morgan John Smith
    Jeff Sleeman John Scarlett
    Writing team
    Peter Richardson Writer
    Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
    Production team
    Peter Richardson Director
    Nick Smith Producer
    Michael Wood Executive Producer
    Nick Smith Editor
    Brian Burrows Composer
    Gary Beadle Pianist


    The Hunt For Tony Blair - Trailer

    The trailer for "The Hunt for Tony Blair" a film noir spoof about the former Prime Minister.

    Featuring: Stephen Mangan (Tony Blair), Robbie Coltrane (Inspector Hutton), Nigel Planer (Peter Mandelson), Jennifer Saunders (Margaret Thatcher), Harry Enfield (Alastair Campbell), Ross Noble (Socialist).


    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 13 past repeats of this episode
    • This episode's inital overnight ratings
    • BCG Pro Gold users can see additional crew credits  
      If you join BCG Pro Gold, you can see Other: Music Dept credits for this episode.

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?