Inside the Commons

March 2015

March 16, 2015

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In the final part of this major four-part series, battles break out over the future of the House. Speaker John Bercow runs into trouble with his own plans for reforming it. Wealthy Tory backbencher Zac Goldsmith tries to give voters the power to sack their MPs - and the establishment tries to stop him. Plus the ongoing str...

March 9, 2015

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In the third episode of this major four-part series, presenter Michael Cockerell sees how the traditional three-party system appears to be falling apart at the seams. Back-bench MPs are becoming increasingly rebellious as they confront the dark arts of the whips - the shadowy figures who seek to impose party discipline. Mi...

March 2, 2015

3.0 21 x
In the second episode of this major four-part series, presenter Michael Cockerell explores the upstairs-downstairs world of the House of Commons. We see what goes on backstage at the state opening, when the Queen comes to open the parliamentary year, including a surreal traditional search for gunpowder. Behind the pomp and...
February 2015

1. Lifting the Lid

Expired 3.0 28 x
Michael Cockerell presents the first in a four-part series with unparalleled access to the House of Commons, filmed over the course of a year.
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