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Politics Between the Covers

Mark Lawson delves into the seamier side of politics to consider the fascinating line where fact meets fiction.

From The West Wing to The Thick of It, politics lends itself to high drama. Politicians themselves often write thinly-disguised versions of their own experiences as fiction, and films and TV are awash with fictionalised versions of the political world. Does it really represent a truthful portrayal of the machinations of government, and to what extent can powerful fiction influence those in positions of power?

Mark Lawson delves into the seamier side of politics to consider the fascinating line where fact meets fiction.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 23 Nov 2009 15:00

Broadcasts

  • Sat 21 Nov 2009 20:00
  • Mon 23 Nov 2009 15:00

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