Stand Up Nigel Barton Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton

26/09/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 26/09/2005
  |  149 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Double-bill of Dennis Potter's satirical television plays about working class, Oxford-educated journalist Nigel Barton (Keith Barron), desperate for success and willing to use any means to get it. In 'Stand Up Nigel Barton', Barton leaves his mining community on a scholarship to Oxford, and has to deal with the snobbery of the university because of his background, and the prejudices of his friends and family when he returns home. In 'Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton', a successful career at Oxford has led to an even more successful career as a political journalist. Campaigning on behalf of the Labour Party, Barton soon begins to lose his political idealism and causes a scandal when he starts airing his true thoughts about the nature of politics in this country.

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