I Played The Prime Minister

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Meet those who have brought decision-making in Downing Street into people's homes.

Shaun Ley meets the actors who have played the role of prime minister on screen and radio.

Shaun Ley meets the women and men who have brought decision-making in Downing Street to life on film, television and radio, and explores how they approached portraying the loneliness of leadership at the highest level.

How do actors avoid slipping into impersonation or caricature, when their subject is so familiar?

Brian Cox describes how he tackled the country's most iconic prime minister in the film Churchill.

Patricia Hodge explains how she adapted her barnstorming performance as Margaret Thatcher between the radio and television versions of 'The Falklands Play', which is among the dramas we will be hearing again.

The three-hour showcase also includes 'Dividing the Union', an imagined encounter between David Cameron (Greg Wise) and Scotland's first minister, negotiating independence.

Producer: Adam Bowen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in November 2018.

Brian Cox describes how he tackled the country's most iconic Prime Minister in the film Churchill.

The three-hour showcase also includes 'Dividing The Union', an imagined encounter between David Cameron (Greg Wise) and Scotland's First Minister, negotiating independence.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Shaun Ley meets the women and men who have brought decision-making in Downing Street to life on film, TV and radio, and explores how they approached portraying the loneliness of leadership at the highest level.

This three-hour showcase also includes 'Dividing The Union', an imagined encounter between David Cameron (Greg Wise) and Scotland's First Minister, negotiating independence.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in November 2018.

Shaun Ley meets the actors who have played the role of Prime Minister on screen and radio