This landmark four part series for BBC Two is an unprecedented look behind the scenes in the House of Commons during a remarkable year in Westminster. Presented by reporter Michael Cockerell, these groundbreaking films move seamlessly between the affairs of State and the hurly burly of life below stairs. Tx February 2015
This amazing piece of television was worth the risk the Commons took and worth the huge effort the film-makers have put into it – The Times
Highly entertaining, deeply fascinating and often troubling – The Times
With unprecedented access and detached observation it’s a cracker – Financial Times
Recorded impartially…but also with humour and a mischievous eye – The Guardian
Irresistible, and I’m very much looking forward to three more sittings – The Guardian
A passionate reflection of politics at work – Daily Telegraph
Even those without any firm interest in politics could be enthused by this film – Daily Telegraph
The vivid capturing of those emotions was by far the most unusual, and impressive, achievement of this film - Daily Telegraph
Weighty new documentary series. Intelligent television with just the right tone – The Observer
A revealing series…a winner – The Independent
We are used to events in the House of Commons chamber being televised, but we rarely see what goes on behind the scenes – Daily Mail
Finally pulling back the curtain on how those we elect behave – The Mirror
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SERIES PRODUCER | BBC TWO 2014
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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR | BBC TWO 2012
The story of the Arab Spring told through eye witness accounts from the facebook generation who used technology to challenge their despotic rulers.
SERIES PRODUCER | BBC TWO 2011
Heston overhauls the food in British institutions from the Navy to the NHS.
SERIES EDITOR | CHANNEL FOUR 2011
Britain's top scientific names guide us through the history of British science with wisdom and wit.
SERIES EDITOR | CHANNEL FOUR 2010
Obs doc following controversialist Toby Young as he starts a 'free school'
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | BBC TWO 2010
“Brilliant... smart and tightly scripted ” Times
“An absurd delight of a series...” Observer
"An intriguing tale skillfully told..." Time Out