Project Details

Category: Drama Single (1×120’)

Director: Gabriel Range

Producer: Simon Finch

Writer: Simon Finch

Commissioner: Channel 4


A dramatisation looking back on the 2005 general election campaign in Bethnal Green, where expelled Labour MP George Galloway, standing for Respect, took on Oona King, the official Labour candidate. Channel 4 drama commissioned Borough to develop and then write a script for this two-hour drama focussing on a memorable clash. Regrettably as this was happening Galloway became the surprise new guest on the sixth episode of Celebrity Big Brother, and later Oona King was hired as C4’s own Diversity Chief. The project was quietly dropped.

A Borough Films development for Channel 4 in association with World Productions

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