Mandelson - The Real PM?

  |  Buy to Own: 19/09/2011
  |  74 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary following Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson in the run up to the May 2010 General Election. Mandelson was influential in the rise of New Labour in the 1990s, acting as the Campaign Director for the 1997 General Election which brought Tony Blair to power on a landslide. A controversial figure, Mandelson twice resigned from the cabinet under Blair when facing accusations of corruption and was described by William Hague as 'the most powerful unelected deputy since Henry VIII appointed Cardinal Wolsey' on his return to cabinet in 2008. This documentary benefits from behind the scenes access and interviews granted by Mandelson to provide an in-depth profile of one of the shrewdest and most influential politicians in modern Britain.