Watch “The Trial of Tony Blair”
Crooks and Liars has a spoiling review here:
The Trial of Tony Blair’ was written by Alistair Beaton, whose previous feature-length satire, ‘A Very Social Secretary’ focused on the real-life affair between former Labour minister David Blunkett and his American lover, Kimberly Quinn. In this comedy-drama, ‘The Trial of Tony Blair’, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as Blair which this time concentrates on a future where Blair has retired from politics, and is facing indictment for war crimes by the International Criminal Court in the Hague. But where ‘A Very Social Secretary’ was a wickedly funny romp, ‘The Trial of Tony Blair’ has a biting edge that never quite lapses into outright satire. This comedy carries a message with a quite serious intent behind it, blurring the line between what is fiction and what might end up being prediction.
Speaking to the Brit press, Writer Alistair Beaton said:
“That would be terrific if I’d contributed to the public perception of Blair having done something he must pay a price for.
“I did set out, however, from the position of Blair as being fundamentally a man who cares but whose decisions have backfired and he is struggling to live with that.”
The linchpin is Blair’s famous-over-there religiosity. The treatment of Bush is also a appropriately handled. He winds up in rehab.