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Channel 4 commissions Inside the EU (w/t) from October Films

Channel 4 has commissioned a new series from October Films and Director Christian Trumble which steps inside the curious world of the Brussels bubble, following a group of British MEPs from across the political spectrum as they buckle up for the ride of their lives on the Brexit roller coaster.

Inside the EU (w/t, 3x60’) has unrivalled access to the inner workings of the European Parliament at one of the most historic times of its existence, as seen through the prism of the UK’s MEPs and their assistants. The series charts the highs and the lows, the battles and the brawls, of some of Britain’s most maligned and misunderstood public servants as they are caught between fast – and slow – moving politics at home and in Brussels.

Among those in the series is one of the UK’s youngest MEPs, the Labour Party’s Seb Dance, who is desperately trying to stop what he sees as “the catastrophe of Brexit” while battling to earn his political stripes. A few corridors away, UKIP’s Brexit Spokesman, Gerard Batten, is infuriated by the “quisling remoaners denying Great Britain a glorious and prosperous future” and is furiously pushing for a harder, faster exit.

Jane Merkin, Executive Producer says: “Inside the EU reveals a group of “Eurocrats” far from the grey, faceless automatons painted in the tabloid press. Instead, as seen in the series, they are a colourful, passionate bunch of characters who wear their hearts on their sleeve, fighting tirelessly for what they believe in, despite the fact that in 18 months, the UK will stop being part of the EU.”

Nick Mirsky, Channel 4 Head of Documentaries, adds: “Covering the first nine months of tantrums and turmoil in the Brexit negotiations and with every major political party filmed, Inside the EU provides a unique and colourful insight into these historic times.”

Inside the EU is series produced and directed by Christian Trumble, executive produced by Jane Merkin and Denman Rooke for October Films. The series is a co-production between October Films and Director Christian Trumble and was commissioned by Channel 4 Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky.

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