INSIDE THE COMMONS

4-part series, Atlantic Productions for BBC 2

* Best Documentary Series (nomination), Grierson Awards

Landmark four-part documentary series which saw the House change the official rules on privacy in order to allow cameras into the chamber for the first time.  "Inside the Commons" follows Ministers and MPs highs and lows as they seek to navigate the machinery of the House, to make laws and fight their constituents’ battles.  Travelling deep inside the corridors of the Palace of Westminster, the series reveals what really went on behind the scenes during the run up to one of the most unpredictable general elections ever.

 

Inside the Commons also introduces the nation to the people who keep the Commons working from the keeper of Big Ben, the Hawker responsible for keeping pigeons off the 19th century stonework and the gospel-singing tea lady of the Members Tea Room. From crumbling stonework to leaky roofs, this series shows the challenges faced as staff strive to keep the country’s most iconic and historic building functioning as a modern parliament.

 

"TV Comedy of the year" - Telegraph