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Party's Over

Party's Over is a new sitcom pilot starring Miles Jupp (News Quiz, Rev) as former PM Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).

Party's Over is a new sitcom pilot starring Miles Jupp (News Quiz, Rev, The Thick of It, In and Out of the Kitchen) as former PM Henry Tobin.

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'

Party’s Over is a new comedy about one such former PM, Henry Tobin (Miles Jupp), Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).

We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field.

In this first pilot episode, Henry is looking to repair his tattered reputation by getting a publishing deal for his memoirs: setting the record straight on his premiership. Henry's helped in this endeavour by his wife Christine (Ingrid Oliver), former personal private secretary Natalie (Emma Sidi), his protection officer Jones (Justin Edwards) and new agent Drew (Kiell Smith-Bynoe).

Party’s Over is written by Paul Doolan ( co-creator of Sky One’s Trollied and BBC’s Cuckoo) and Jon Hunter (Trollied, News Quiz, Keep Calman Carry On). The producer is Simon Nicholls (Bridget Christie’s Utopia, Ed Reardon’s Week).

Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp
Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver
Natalie... Emma Sidi
Drew... Kiell Smith-Bynoe
Jones... Justin Edwards
PJ... Rosie Cavaliero
Jack Steele & Tony... Adam Riches

Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter

Producer Simon Nicholls

A BBC Studios Production

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28 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Aug 2019 11:30

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