A Very British coup

United Kingdom, 1989

TV show
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This is an absorbing political fable for the 90’s. Its a pacy thriller about an attempt to destabilise a fictitious British government. Harry Hopkins is an ex-steel worker from Sheffield who wins a General Election and becomes Prime Minister on a manifesto committed to radical policies. he is a man of the people who has a way with one-liners which fool the press but not the Opposition. Once inside Number 10, Harry enters a world of political intrigue and comes face to face with the media, the Civil Service, the armed forces, his own party and the Opposition. As each problem arises, Harry solves them in his own inimitable style. Cast: Ray McAnally, Alan MacNaughtan, Keith Allen.

Credits

director

Mick Jackson

co-producer

Sally Hibbin

Ann Skinner

Language

English

Duration

02:36:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36074

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television programs - Great Britain

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Coups d'etat

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Politics and government

History → Coups d'etat

Television

Television → Mini-series

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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