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The Project

2002
3h 40m
Drama
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Cast

Matthew Macfadyen (Paul Tibbenham)Naomie Harris (Maggie Dunn)Paloma Baeza (Irene Lloyd)James Frain (Harvey)Kaye Wragg (Lindsey)Anton Lesser (Stanley Hall)Shaun Evans (Andy Clark)Andrew Shield (Security Guard)Adam Croasdell (Josh)Patrick Romer (George Dutton)Paul Butterworth (Roger)Duncan Law (John)Christabel Muir (Toni)Yvonne Riley (Ruth)Amanda Richardson (Jenny)Derek Riddell (Richard Loach)Ben Miles (Jeremy)Jordan Murphy (Young Ray)

Director

Peter Kosminsky

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Synopsis

In 1992, a group of Labour activists, Paul, Maggie and Irène, are dismayed by yet another Labour defeat to a Conservative Government. They each wish to support Labour in different ways. Irène works for the BBC, Paul applies for a job in the Labour press office while Maggie volunteers for the party. Gradually, the Labour Party changes its tactics to spin their appearance. Paul rises up in the ranks while Maggie stands for her hometown and Irène notices the changes in media tack. At the next election, Labour sweep to power with Paul part of the media team and Maggie winning her seat. However, can the party maintain the approach desired by their grass root members or give in to the reality of politics as they have been playing it?

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