Lord of Misrule (BBC-2 1996, Richard Wilson, Emily Mortimer)

Lord of Misrule was a comedy drama about Ex-Lord Chancellor, Bill Webster, who finds himself in his twilight years in severe financial trouble.

His solution is to threaten to sell the nations dirty laundry to the press. Suddenly his granddaughter’s boyfriend – a tabloid hack – and MI5 are in a race against time to pay him for his secrets.

cast
Richard Wilson as Bill Webster
Emily Mortimer as Emma
Jeff Rawle as Derek
Patricia Hayes as Ethel
Rosemary Martin as Janie
Clive Russell as Arthur
Brian Bovell as Tim
Jimmy Gardner as Dad
Andrew Barrow as London Policeman
Stephen Moyer as Olly
Lisa Palfrey as Dr. Amy Clarke
Andy Hamilton as Editor
Rachel Smith as Secretary
James Fleet as Prime Minister
Helena McCarthy as Old Lady

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crew details
Writer and Director: Guy Jenkin
Costume Designer: Jo Thompson
Production Designer: Graeme Story
Executive Producers: George Faber, Denise O’Donoghue
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

production details
Country: UK
Network and production company: BBC Two – Hattrick
Duration: 90 minutes
Aired From: 6 March 1996

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