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My kind of politics

Political drama in Britain usually portrays politicians as ridiculous or egotistical. My new radio series takes a different view

By Jonathan Myerson   September 2007

I chose the new prime minister. I chose his head of office and his director of communications. I even chose his new civil servants, the new doorman at No 10 and—in for a penny—I chose his wife.

All, alas, for a radio drama: this Friday, Radio 4 will begin broadcasting the first part of our series, Number 10. Each episode aims to throw light on some aspect of British politics. Far more than in the Commons chamber, it’s inside the pillared rooms of Downing Street that the real governance of Britain unfolds. Each of our storylines explores a policy area—whether…

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