The Hunt for Tony Blair
First Broadcast: 9PM Fri 14 October 2011

The Comic Strip team return for a special 50s-style 'fugitive' film noir spoof.

The 60-minute film, penned by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens, follows Prime Minister Tony Blair (Stephen Mangan), wanted for murder and on the run. Escaping from Number 10 and leaving behind his adoring wife Cherie (Catherine Shepherd), Tony 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 (Robbie Coltrane) and his sidekick (James Buckley) hot on his trail. The chase unfolds thanks to evidence gleaned from his 'allies' Mandelson (Nigel Planer) and Brown (Ford Kiernan), as well as an unlikely encounter with Margaret Thatcher (Jennifer Saunders, channelling Bette Davies in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?).

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

The cast also includes Harry Enfield as Alastair Campbell, Rik Mayall as Professor Predictor, Morgana Robinson as Carole Caplin, John Sessions as Thatcher's butler and Ross Noble as an 'old Labour' tramp.

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    1. The Hunt for Tony Blair The Hunt for Tony Blair Fri 14 Oct 2011

      The Comic Strip team return for a special 50s-style 'fugitive' film noir spoof.

      • Strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. The Hunt for Tony Blair This video is a clip The Hunt for Tony Blair Video duration: 2:00 minutes

        Prime Minister Tony Blair (Stephen Mangan) is wanted for murder and on the run, but surely he's innocent?
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