UKTV have today released promotional pictures for the new Comic Strip Presents episode. Entitled Red Top. it details the period Rebekah Brooks (Maxine Peake) worked as Chief Executive of News International and her relationship with leading politicans such as Tony Blair and David Cameron. The synopsis and more promotional pictures can be found below:
The nation’s favourite anarchic comedy collective makes a welcome return to Gold with a new and exclusive one-off this month.
As ever, no one is safe from the irreverent wit of legendary British comedy filmmaker Peter Richardson in this surreal and hilarious script.
The outlandish 75-minute comic fantasy tells the story of Rebekah (Maxine Peake) an innocent and beguiling Northern girl who accidentally becomes Chief Executive of News International and gets caught up in a 1970s Watergate-style scandal.
The film brings together a roll call of universally treasured British comedy greats, alongside exciting new comic talent. Maxine Peake will play the title role alongside Nigel Planer as Rupert Murdoch and Russell Tovey as Andy Coulson. Johnny Vegas, Alexei Sayle, Harry Enfield, James Buckley and John Sessions will also star in the film alongside Eleanor Matsuura.
Stephen Mangan will reprise his role as Tony Blair, and creator Peter Richardson will also make an appearance.
With thanks to UKTV Press.