A Very British Coup

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Original run: 19 Jun 1988 – 3 Jul 1988

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama

Network: Channel 4 UK

Watched by: 11 of 672 810 0%

Total running time: 2 hours 27 minutes

Episode duration: 49 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.2 of 10 799

MyShows rating: 4 of 5 1


Harry Perkins, Labour MP and self-confessed third generation socialist, is elected Prime Minister of the UK. With stated policies of unilateral nuclear disarmament, neutrality and open government, his enemies quickly accumulate, from the US administration, to those much closer to home, such as the right-wing press and the security services. It is this disparate group who will unite in the hopes of ousting a democratically-elected leader in a very British coup...

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