Once again, Peter Firth is gracing our airwaves with his dulcet tones. He is starring in the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama, “The Right Honourable”, as a politician called Mark. Quite amusing for fans of Spooks as I am sure we all remember Harry’s opinion on politicians.
Nerys Jones, at 28, is the youngest MP in the House of Commons. In her first week she signs up for an introductory tour of Parliament and is surprised to find her tour guide is a very senior politician. At first he seems to be playing some sort of game and she’s not sure what it is, but soon she is drawn into a web of intrigue which tests everything she stands for.
Starring Peter Firth and Alexandra Roach (the young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady), this is fresh political storytelling from Mike Bartlett, one of the most thought-provoking playwrights in Britain today. His TV series, The Town (December 2012), was nominated for a Breakthrough Talent BAFTA. His most recent play Bull received excellent reviews earlier this year at the Sheffield Crucible and transferred to New York. His dramatisation of Chariots of Fire directed by Ed Hall at Hampstead had an extended season last year in the West End.
The “Right Honourable” is written by Mike Bartlett.
Directed by Claire Grove
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4
“The Right Honourable” BBC Radio 4 Saturday drama, starring Peter Firth, will air on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at 14:30 UK time.