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Written by Matthew Solon. This play tells the story of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election, which led to the country's first post-war coalition.
Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a compelling account of those five momentous days in May.
Under extreme pressure and suffering from lack of sleep, the politicians argued and negotiated. There was nothing inevitable about a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. Revealing key moments of the negotiations, the drama unpicks what went on behind closed doors and shows how an alliance between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats gradually formed, and how it withstood the resignation of Gordon Brown.
Based on painstaking research, this is a must-listen 60-minute play. It’s a compelling and entertaining account by award-winning writer Matthew Solon of the most extraordinary British election outcome in 70 years.

David Cameron ..... Samuel West
Nick Clegg ..... Nicholas Boulton
Gordon Brown ..... Gerard Kelly
Peter Mandelson ..... Henry Goodman
Ed Balls ..... John Sessions
William Hague ..... Philip Jackson
Danny Alexander ..... Emun Elliot
David Laws ..... Anthony Calf
Chris Huhne ..... Rupert Frazer
George Osborne ..... Ian Hughes

Other parts are played by Charlotte Longfield, Wilf Gilmour and members of the cast. Producer/Director: John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.
©2010 Goldhawk Essential Ltd (P)2011 AudioGo Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ollie on 05-14-11

Loved it.

Not much else to say, other than its great. The accents are very bad, sometimes you dont know who is speaking, and often you cant tell what is based on fact or fiction...but there is something about it that is great. Its probably the historical significance...and the sense that on the whole it is a very accurate representation of the feelings at the time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By naz on 02-09-16


Great cast, interesting piece of recent history
Really enjoyable. Good use of my token this month

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