A Very British Coup (1988– )
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A fervent socialist and former trade-union leader becomes Britain's Prime Minister.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Marjorie Yates ...
The Cabinet - Cook
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The Cabinet - Newsome
Geoffrey Beevers ...
The Cabinet - Wainwright
Roger Brierley ...
The Cabinet - Andrews
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The Cabinet - Sampson
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The Staff - Thompson
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The Staff - Tweed
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The Staff - Inspector Page
Alan MacNaughtan ...
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Christine Kavanagh ...
The Public Servants - Liz
David McKail ...
The Public Servants - Robertson
Julian Fox ...
The Public Servants - Porter
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The Public Servants - Returning Officer
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A fervent socialist and former trade-union leader becomes Britain's Prime Minister.

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Release Date:

19 June 1988 (UK)  »

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Trivia

A free adaptation of a novel by a serving Labour M.P., Chris Mullin. It was generally assumed that his novel was inspired by the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1976. See more »

Goofs

The arrival of the Cameroon Ambassador is announced twice. See more »

Quotes

The Public Servants - Browne: [Checking the backgrounds of the incoming Cabinet] I imagine you ran the names through the computer.
The Public Servants - Fiennes: Yes. Three Communists, two Trotskyites and a queer.
The Public Servants - Browne: That's par for the course in any Cabinet during my lifetime.
The Public Servants - Fiennes: Plus a senior Minister who's screwing a young lady from Hampstead Labour Party.
The Public Servants - Browne: I always assumed that was more or less why young ladies joined the Hampstead Labour Party.
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