Channel 4 commissions fictional documentary '100 Days of UKIP'
Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off ‘What-If’ drama, 100 Days of UKIP (w/t), exploring the effects of an imagined future in which UKIP win the general election in May 2015.
Raw TV is producing a fictional documentary about UKIP’s first 100 days in power. Set in a possible future where Nigel Farage’s party has continued its exponential rise to power, the film projects what could actually happen if UKIP were to gain power in next year’s election.
The programme casts members of the public and actors, will be weaving real-life archive with scripted drama to tell the story of how Britain adapts to a change in government policy and political outlook. Made by the same team behind last year’s hit Blackout, we follow the trials of a newly elected MP as she attempts to follow through on UKIP’s promises to create a new Britain, free from European interference.
Channel 4 Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky said, "This is a very exciting commission from a team known for brave and thought-provoking television"
Executive Producer Richard Bond said: “With support for UKIP growing in the polls, this is timely exploration of the effect their policies might have on Britain”
Cast announcement to be made soon, TX 2015
Executive Producer: Richard Bond
Director: Chris Atkins
Commissioning Editor: Nick Mirsky