Number 10

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.

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0101Good News Day20070907

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.As the Prime Minister prepares to announce an amnesty for all immigrants working illegally in the UK, a serious tube crash threatens to jeopardise his plans.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Colin Brenner....Colin Mcfarlane

Steve McKay....Stephen Mangan

Frank....Anthony O'Donnell

Lord Cairns....James Laurenson

Nigel Ogden....Christopher Ettridge

Rebecca....Flora Montgomery

Conrad....Nick Rowe

Mrs Austen....Claire Perkins

Journalist and News reader....Alice Arnold

Directed by Clive Brill

0102And Raise Them To Eternal Life20070914

The party promised to eliminate Britain's carbon footprint, but poll ratings are plummeting and the unions are cutting up rough.

Even the PM's stepson is protesting.

Adam Armstrong....Anthony Sher

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Colin Brenner....Colin Mcfarlane

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

0103Who Won The Election?20070921

By Nicholas Mcinerny.

As the government prepares for a major cancer screening initiative with a private American company, a leaked letter between the Prince and the Prime Minister appears to advocate legalising cannabis.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

Colin Brenner....Colin Mcfarlane

Lord Cairns....James Laurenson

Jasmine....Elizabeth Mcgovern

Hannah....Kelly Hunter

Norman Johnson....Shaun Prendergast

George....Nicholas Grace

Giles....Nicholas Woodeson

Anita....Carol McReady

Chrissie....Marcella Riordan.

0104Rule Of Law20070928

The PM is launching a new organisation intended to integrate Muslims into British society and prevent radicalisation.

But first he has to decide whether to back Turkey's application for EU membership.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

0105 LASTHome And Away20071005

Crises loom on two fronts as the Prime Minister faces a backbench rebellion while British troops are being held hostage overseas.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

0201*20080930

1/5.

After a man dies from a virus picked up abroad, newspapers run a panic campaign that questions the government's security measures.

Adam....Antony Sher

Steve....Julian Rhind Tutt

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Deborah Findlay

Colin....Colin Mcfarlane

Josephson....Philip Jackson

Elliot....Christopher Ettridge

Dimitri....Chris Pavlo

Lord Rudolph....Paul Jesson

Directed by Clive Brill

0202*20081007

2/5.

The Prime Minister falls out with the Chancellor when he discovers that she has dropped some key tax reforms.

It seems he may have no choice but to sack her, two days before she is due to deliver the Budget.

Adam....Antony Sher

Steve....Julian Rhind Tutt

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Deborah Findlay

Colin....Colin Mcfarlane

Brampton of SIS....Simon Chandler

Doyle, minister....Michael Eaves

Peter Chadwick....Clive Russell

Helen, Chancellor....Lucy Robinson

Miss Twining....Charlotte West Oram

Directed by Clive Brill

0203*20081014

The Prime Minister finds himself embroiled in unexpected complications on a trip to Gibraltar, and his wife draws media attention by meeting a former party worker who has just been released from prison.

Adam....Antony Sher

Steve....Julian Rhind-tutt

Monica....Sasha Behar

Colin....Colin Mcfarlane

Hannah....Kelly Hunter

Admiral....Sean Baker

George....Nicholas Murchie

Ernest....Nigel Cooke

Jackie....Ellie Haddington

Esme....Charlotte Lucas

Barbara....Nicholas Murchie

Directed by Clive Brill

0204*20081021

The prime minister's chief of staff has been attacked and seriously injured during a routine walkabout.

When it emerges that the attacker was recently released early from jail under a government initiative, the prime minister is forced to consider whether he should resign.

Adam....Antony Sher

Polly....Deborah Findlay

Steve....Julian Rhind-tutt

Hannah....Kelly Hunter

Monica....Sasha Behar

Directed by Clive Brill

0205 LAST*20081028

Following the tragic death of his Personal Private Secretary, the Prime Minister has called an election.

With four weeks until the country votes, the polls do not look promising.

Adam....Antony Sher

Steve....Julian Rhind-tutt

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Deborah Findlay

Lord Rudolph....Paul Jesson

Sheila Larwood....Clare Perkins

Robert Wintour....Nigel Lindsay

Greg Spender....John Warnaby

Barry Hornsea....Connor McIntyre

Reporter....Christopher Obi

0301Be A Good Chap20091113

After a general election, the Tories have won more seats but Labour got the biggest vote.

Both need help from the Lib Dems, which will come at a cost.

So who will get to form the next government?

Adam....Antony Sher

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Penny Downie

Bill....Bill Paterson

Steve....Stephen Mangan

Sir Cosmo....Nicholas Woodeson

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Lewis Smiley MP....Nigel Lindsay

Peter Chadwick....Clive Russell

Palace equerry/TV producer....Joseph Kloska

Assorted reporters....Scott Cherry, Theo Fraser Steele

Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0302And Drugs Won20091120

In a pact with the Liberal Democrats, Labour have formed a government.

But the new Lib Dem home secretary seems determined to stray off message, and the legalisation of drugs is top of her agenda.

Adam....Antony Sher

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Penny Downie

Bill....Bill Paterson

Steve....Stephen Mangan

Gwen Donoghue....Denise Black

Helen Ridout....Lucy Robinson

Chair of Bolswell North CLP....Scott Cherry

Lucy, Channel 4 news reporter....Charlotte Lucas

Chief Superintendant....Paul Jesson

Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The new home secretary in the Labour-Lib Dem government is determined to stray off message

0303The Visigoths Are Coming *20091127

The Angolan Navy have occupied the British territory of St Helena.

After six days, the PM and the Angolan Ambassador are locked in talks to try to prevent a declaration of war.

But who has prompted this seemingly mad act of aggression?

Adam....Antony Sher

Steve....Stephen Mangan

Genoveva....Adjoa Andoh

Angolan Ambassador/Virgilio, Angolan Military Attache....Ray Fearon

Paul, US Deputy Secretary of State....Colin Stinton

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Merlin Helicopter Pilot....Theo Fraser

Command HQ....Scott Cherry

Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The Angolan Navy occupy the British territory of St Helena.

0304A Failed State *20091204

The coalition is unravelling and, as his team scramble for votes to keep the government in place, the PM goes to his constituency and becomes embroiled in a housing issue involving a Somalian single mother.

Is it deliberate politics or the last act of a collapsing prime minister?

Adam....Antony Sher

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Penny Downie

Bill....Bill Paterson

Steve....Stephen Mangan

Gwen Donoghue....Denise Black

Biyot Abdulle, constituent....Nicola Gardner

Hannah Armstrong....Kelly Hunter

Terry Gruber, union leader....Nicholas Murchie

Copple, housing manager....Michael Eaves

Trevithick....Karl Theobald

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The PM becomes embroiled in a housing issue involving a Somalian single mother.

0305 LASTImmortality At Last * *20091211

The removal men are in - Adam Armstrong is finally standing down as PM and the new Conservative leader, Simon Laity, is moving in to Number 10.

It seems the whole team will be out of a job - but there is a surprising last-minute offer from an unexpected quarter.

Adam....Antony Sher

Monica....Sasha Behar

Polly....Penny Downie

Bill....Bill Paterson

Steve....Stephen Mangan

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Nathan Toltz....Mike Sengelow

Doctor Crawston....David Shaw Parker

Miss (Jaaey) Twining....Charlotte West Oram

Susan O'Reilly....Flora Montgomery

Toby in Number 10....Jo Kloska

Reporters....Scott Cherry, Theo Fraser

Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Adam Armstrong is finally standing down and it seems the whole team will be out of a job.

040120101025

Jonathan Myerson's political drama set at the heart of Downing Street.

Simon Laity- the new Tory PM - is trying to enforce across-the-board spending cuts but his ministers have all gone native.

Then it's leaked that he has commissioned a report which calculates the gain to be made by slashing the armed services budget in half.

The Chief of General Staff goes ape.

Meanwhile they are interviewing companies to run the Number 10 coffee bar, and Amjad from Crown Appointments wants Simon to choose a new bishop for Yeovil.

And then there's a British woman now married to a suspected senior Al-Qaeda terrorist who has just entered the country.

She turns out to be here for an NHS kidney transplant.

The hospital goes on strike.

Cast:

Simon Laity - Damian Lewis

Connie - Haydn Gwynne

Nathan - Mike Sengelow

Hugo - Julian Glover

Amjad - Arsher Ali

Lord Copple - Ruper Vansittart

Coffee Exec - Grant Gillespie

Staff Nurse Melford - Rebecca Saire

Zamyad - Ayman Hamdouchi

Producer/Director: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Damian Lewis stars as a new Tory PM in a minority government.

040220101101

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

A leaked consultation document has the PM suggesting the armed forces budget should be cut in half.

The Chief of General Staff declares war on the PM.

It's a minority Tory government and they need Lid Dem support to get their Health Bill through - Whitman (LD Whip) wants imposed industry regulation, whilst the Tories want it to be voluntary.

The good news is that they have just signed a huge armaments deal with Saudi Arabia- securing factories and jobs - which Hugo, the Deputy Prime Minister, did all the hard work on.

But suddenly a journalist says that Hugo took a bribe while there - in the form of a prostitute - But obscuring all this is the news that the new Sheriff of Essex - controlling police and prisons - is cutting costs by getting convicted criminals to stand outside the Lakeside Thurrock wearing placards proclaiming their crime such as 'Thief'".

She is determined to stick to it putting her in direct confrontation with the PM.

Cast:

PM (Simon Laity)....Damian Lewis

Nathan - Mike Sengelow

Hugo - Julian Glover

Georgie - Gina Mckee

Amjad - Arsher Ali

Whitman - Christian Rodska

Alan - John Hollingworth

Sally Tyler - Jane Slavin

Sheriff - Hannah Waddingham

Whitecross - Theo Fraser Steele

Thief - Harry Smith

Journalists - Theo Fraser Steele, Kate Gilbert, Kate Lamb

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

The PM has to fight it out with the Sheriff of Essex.

040320101108

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

The PM has recalled Hugo - his secret task is to open negotiations with the Lib Dems to form a permanent alliance.

Hugo isn't keen but - Meanwhile the Scottish Parliament is bringing in a ban on burqas and Number 10 wants the Prince of Wales to soften the blow by bringing Islam into his all-Faith Conference.

But a Muslim millionaire announces he will pay all anti-burqa fines..

And Nathan is proposing a universal DNA database..

But everything goes up into the air when Princess Eleanor, seventeenth in line to the throne, goes missing, maybe kidnapped - Is the Home Secretary to blame for cutting his bodyguarding bill? How furious is the Prince of Wales - just as they are asking him for a favour?

Cast:

PM (Simon Laity)....Damian Lewis

Nathan - Mike Sengelow

Connie - Haydn Gwynne

Hugo - Julian Glover

Georgie - Gina Mckee

Amjad - Arsher Ali

Sir Giles/Mahmoud - Nick Woodeson

Lord Marris - Nigel Cooke

Home Secretary - Mathew Marsh

Sally Tyler - Jane Slavin

Princess Eleanor - Beth Cooke

Student - Helena Rice

Journalists - Theo Fraser Steele, Kate Gilbert, Kate Lamb

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Whilst the Scottish Govt are planning to ban the burqa, Princess Eleanor goes missing.

040420101115

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

Simon was due to meet the US National Security Advisor in a room at Heathrow as they both crossed planes.

Simon is on his way to a European budget crisis conference.

But now Simon has to travel out to the plane because Buckley, the NSA is jumpy because an arrest warrant has been issued against him - alleging war crimes.

Then suddenly a policeman - Inspector Lagan - manages to enter the cabin, accompanied by Monica, now a Labour MP and a US secret serviceman accidentally shoots him in the arm.

The plane is immediately sealed and Monica is appalled - this inspector needs an ambulance! Tempers flare, torture allegations are thrown and an international incident looms.

Meanwhile, the economy is crashing - Simon was on his way to negotiate with Germany for a bail out for Spain.

Simon needs to get there - fast.

Cast:

PM (Simon Laity) - Damian Lewis

Georgie - Gina Mckee

General Buckley - Kerry Shale

Monica - Sasha Behar

Fotini - Shelley Conn

Russo - Nigel Cooke

Inspector Lagan - Scott Cherry

US Secret Serviceman/

Paramedic - Nicholas Murchie

Paramedic 2 - Charlotte Lucas

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

The US National Security Advisor lands at Heathrow.

But there's a warrant for his arrest.

0405 LAST20101122

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

On an estate walkabout, Amjad gets into an argument with a doorstep lender and punches him.

The papers have a field day.

But Amjad insists he was in the right.

Will he apologise?

Meanwhile the Lib Dem alliance partners want state funding for political parties but can't get Labour to agree.

And the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems has made a speech in the House blaming Simon for the suicide of an asylum seeker - Meanwhile there is a local press flurry about cars driving past a woman knocked down in the road - one of the negligent drivers turns out to be Alan, the PMs partner.

This, in the week when Alan and Simon are putting the finishing touches to their civil partnership plans.

With the Alliance threatening to fall apart Nathan will stop at nothing to get Plaid Cymru and the Greens on their side.

PM - Simon Laity - Damian Lewis

Nathan - Mike Sengelow

Hugo - Julian Glover

Georgie - Gina Mckee

Amjad - Arsher Ali

Mike Glancey - Joseph Kloska

Louise Ryan - Niamh Cusack

Tim Keegan - Nicholas Rowe

Alan - John Hollingworth

Emyr Rhys/Lender - Steve Speirs

Jennifer Sands - Perdita Avery

Journalists - Theo Fraser Steele, Kate Gilbert, Kate Lamb

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

On a walkabout of a Coventry estate, Amjad the PM's aide ends up punching a man.

0501See Glasgow And Die20120220

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

Scotland has legalised assisted dying and have arrested a couple on their way to the new Dignitas clinic in Glasgow. But is this just a way of promoting Scottish independence and embarrassing the government? Meanwhile, Simon's partner Alan appears to have snubbed a visiting Crown Prince - and now a new Oil exploration contract is under threat.

Cast:

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Nathan Toltz....Mike Sengelow

Georgie....Gina Mckee

Sir Hugo....Julian Glover

Amjad Hemmati....Arsher Ali

Connie....Stella Gonet

Emyr Rhys....Steven Speirs

Natalie Warren....Jane Slavin

Alex/Andy Mcgrue....Jasper Britton

Milo Howman/Copper/

Tv Journo....Theo Fraser Steele

Crown Prince....Chinna Wodu

Chief Constable....Steven Speirs

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Simon's partner Alan appears to have snubbed a visiting crown prince.

0502Democracy In Traction20120221

Written by Anders Lustgarden.

A routine council eviction has blown up into a full scale riot and the police have been heavy-handed resulting in two hospitalised civilians. With a policeman also in hospital - the Met Commissioner is demanding increased police powers. Meanwhile - Nathan is expected to go on a foreign trip with the PM only to discover his visa seems to have expired.

Cast:

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Nathan Toltz....Mike Sengelow

Georgie....Gina Mckee

Sir Hugo....Julian Glover

Amjad Hemmati....Arsher Ali

Connie....Stella Gonet

Alan....John Hollingworth

Mike Holmes....Rob Hudson

Dave Pulis....Matthew Marsh

The Governer Of The Bank Of England....Nicholas Woodeson

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

A routine eviction blows up into a riot and two men get admitted to hospital.

0503The Emperor's New Speech20120222

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

It's the Party Conference in Brighton...and it's 11 hours until the PM is due to deliver his speech with only one problem - it's not written yet. And just when they didn't need it, one of Lord Rudolph's newspapers splashes a Treasury leak, ruining the latest bond issue and jeopardising the UK's credit rating. But who leaked the information in the first place? Meanwhile - the major supermarkets are being leaned on to contribute to a fund to help small shop owners, but will they agree before the conference speech is delivered?

Cast:

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Nathan Toltzn....Mike Sengelow

Georgie....Gina Mckee

Sir Hugo....Julian Glover

Amjad Hemmati....Arsher Ali

Connie....Stella Gonet

Alan....John Hollingworth

Mike Plimpton....David Troughton

Rodney Birch....Matthew Marsh

Tejan Mahoi....Chinna Wodu

Lord Hendrik Rudolph....Paul Jesson

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

It's 11 hours until the PM has to give his party conference speech, but it isn't written.

050420120223

Written by Jonathan Myerson.

Alan is now wheelchair bound and eating through a tube - yet Simon still cannot find the time he promised to spend with him.

Alan is talking about going across the border to the Dignitas Clinic in Glasgow. Meanwhile - Rudolph Media are now gunning for the government at every turn and will stop at nothing in their hunt for stories to embarrass the government. Especially when they uncover something about someone who works very close to the PM.

Cast:

Simon Laity....Damian Lewis

Nathan Toltz....Mike Sengelow

Georgie....Gina Mckee

Sir Hugo....Julian Glover

Amjad Hemmati....Arsher Ali

Connie....Stella Gonet

Alan....John Hollingworth

Mike Plimpton....David Troughton

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Adam Armstrong....Antony Sher

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Alan's condition has declined yet Simon still cannot find time to spend with him.