2007 Specials - Spinners And Losers
All hell has broken loose at Number 10 as the Prime Minister resigns six months too early. Suddenly everyone that wants to keep their jobs has to become best friends with the Nutter faction - headed up by Chief Nutter Tom. Or failing that, they have to find someone stupid enough to stand against him and force a leadership contest.
Malcolm's psychotic henchman Jamie loathes the Nutters so he's found himself a stalking-horse in the form of Cliff Lawton, the minister replaced by Hugh Abbot. And Hugh is literally up in the air (on his way back from Australia) so his advisor Glenn is working hard to keep Hugh's name in the frame with the new regime. But the rest of the team at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship is too pre-occupied with other things. Terri is off home for a dental appointment, Robyn is fire-fighting a walkout at the Immigration Sorting Centre (courtesy of Peter Mannion's team in the Opposition), and Ollie is being seduced over to the Dark Side - he's suddenly become big buddies with Ben Swain, the young Nutter hopeful.
But when Tom's dark past starts to unravel the Nutter plans almost anyone could make a play for the top job, providing they have a proper media strategy behind them!
Following this episode was a 30 minute extra episode available via the Red Button. The episode saw Peter Mannion's attempts at a peaceful evening thwarted by public relations.
- Tuesday 3rd July 2007
- BBC Four
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Peter Capaldi||Malcolm Tucker|
|Chris Addison||Oliver Reeder|
|James Smith||Glenn Cullen|
|Joanna Scanlan||Terri Coverley|
|Lucinda Raikes||Angela Heaney|
|Tony Gardner||Dan Miller|
|Polly Kemp||Robyn Murdoch|
|Alex Macqueen||Julius Nicholson|
|Justin Edwards||Ben Swain|
|Ben Willbond||Adam Kenyon|
|Timothy Bentinck||Cliff Lawton (ex-Minister)|
|Rob Edwards||Geoff Holhurst|
|Eve Matheson||Claire Ballantine|
|Martin Savage||Nick Hanway|
|Ian Martin||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Anthony Boys (as Ant Boys)||Editor|
|Simon Rogers||Production Designer|