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Synopsis
A hilarious and scathing phone hacking satireā€¦if it had taken place in the 1970s disco era

The anarchic comedy collective that created such classics as Five Go Mad in Dorset and The Strike, returns with a brilliant one-off satire, lampooning the headline-grabbing, British phone hacking scandal. No one is safe from the irreverent wit of legendary British comedy filmmaker Peter Richardson in this surreal and hilarious script. The outlandish comic fantasy tells the story of Rebekah, an innocent and beguiling Northern girl, who accidentally becomes chief executive of News International and gets caught up in a 1970s Watergate-style scandal. Attracting rave reviews and excellent ratings, the film brings together a roll call of universally treasured British comedy greats, alongside exciting new comic talent. Maxine Peake plays Rebekah, alongside Nigel Planer as Rupert Murdoch and Russell Tovey as Andy Coulson. Johnny Vegas, Alexei Sayle, Harry Enfield, James Buckley and John Sessions also star in the film alongside Eleanor Matsuura and Stephen Mangan, who reprises his role as Tony Blair. Creator Peter Richardson also makes a special appearance.

Duration
1 x 60'
Definition
HD
Genre
Comedy
Subgenre
Drama
Producer
Great Western Features
Production Year
2016