Filmed over the last nine months, with extraordinary access to senior figures such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sir Alan Duncan, Ken Clarke, Sir Nicholas Soames, Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan, Andrew Bridgen and Nigel Farage it tells the inside story of the Conservative Party's bitter struggle over the defining political issue of the day: Brexit.
The 1 X 60’ documentary starts in January as Prime Minister Theresa May battles to sell her hard negotiated withdrawal agreement to an increasingly sceptical House of Commons. Her failure leads to her resignation, and replacement by Boris Johnson – to the on-screen relief of his backers and lieutenants, and weary resignation of his ministerial opponents.
Now the new Prime Minister faces the biggest challenge of his career, and arguably the biggest challenge the country has faced for decades, ‘How does Britain leave the European Union – deal or no deal’?
Dorothy Byrne, Commissioning Editor said, ‘It’s been extraordinary for the public witnessing recent political events from the outside. It’s even more extraordinary seeing some of those events from the inside’
Oxford Films Director Patrick Forbes said, ‘I’m delighted to be making this film for Channel 4. It’s been a real privilege filming the first draft of this extraordinary period in our history – and being given the freedom to show politics as it really is’.
Prod Co: Oxford Films
Director: Patrick Forbes
Producer: Claire Kavanagh
Executive Producer: Nick Kent
Commissioning Editor: Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs