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The battle for the Labour leadership.,
This review is from: The Deal [DVD] (DVD)
This television film was first shown by Channel 4 in 2003. The writer, Peter Morgan, the director, Stephen Frears, and the actor playing Tony Blair, Michael Sheen, teamed up three years later to make the cinema film, 'The Queen'. Although less famous than the later film, this is just as gripping a drama, with a well written script and excellent performances from the leading actors. David Morrisey as Gordon Brown and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair both give convincing performances, and Frank Kelly was very good as John Smith, a role that was certainly very different from the part of Father Jack in 'Father Ted' for which he is best known. However, it's a pity that the DVD lacks any special features, apart from the secene selection and subtitles.