Five Days In May

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Written by Matthew Solon.

Play telling the story of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election leading to the country's first post war coalition.

Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a compelling account of those five momentous days in May.

Under extreme pressure and suffering from lack of sleep, the politicians argued and negotiated.

There was nothing inevitable about a Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition.

Revealing key moments of the negotiations, the drama unpicks what went on behind closed doors and shows how an alliance between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat gradually formed, and how it withstood the resignation of Gordon Brown.

Based on pain-staking research, this is a must-listen 60-minute play - a compelling and entertaining account by award-winning writer Matthew Solon of the most extraordinary British election outcome in 70 years.

Cast:

David Cameron - Samuel West

Nick Clegg - Nicholas Boulton

Gordon Brown - Gerard Kelly

Peter Mandelson - Henry Goodman

Ed Balls - John Sessions

William Hague - Philip Jackson

Danny Alexander - Emun Elliot

David Laws - Anthony Calf

Chris Huhne - Rupert Frazer

George Osborne - Ian Hughes

Other parts are played by Charlotte Longfield, Wilf Gilmour and members of the cast

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Play about the tense negotiation following the 2010 General Election.

A dramatised reconstruction of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election leading to the country's first post war coalition.

Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a fictionalised reconstruction of those five momentous days in May.

Revealing key moments of the negotiations, the drama unpicks what went on behind closed doors and shows how an allegiance between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat gradually formed, and how it withstood the resignation of Gordon Brown.

Based on pain-staking research, this is a must-listen 60-minutes - a compelling and entertaining account by award-winning writer Matthew Solon of the most extraordinary British election outcome in 70 years.

SP2010110620110521

Written by Matthew Solon.

Play telling the story of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election leading to the country's first post war coalition.

Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a compelling account of those five momentous days in May.

Under extreme pressure and suffering from lack of sleep, the politicians argued and negotiated.

There was nothing inevitable about a Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition.

Revealing key moments of the negotiations, the drama unpicks what went on behind closed doors and shows how an alliance between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat gradually formed, and how it withstood the resignation of Gordon Brown.

Based on pain-staking research, this is a must-listen 60-minute play - a compelling and entertaining account by award-winning writer Matthew Solon of the most extraordinary British election outcome in 70 years.

Cast:

David Cameron - Samuel West

Nick Clegg - Nicholas Boulton

Gordon Brown - Gerard Kelly

Peter Mandelson - Henry Goodman

Ed Balls - John Sessions

William Hague - Philip Jackson

Danny Alexander - Emun Elliot

David Laws - Anthony Calf

Chris Huhne - Rupert Frazer

George Osborne - Ian Hughes

Other parts are played by Charlotte Longfield, Wilf Gilmour and members of the cast

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Play about the tense negotiation following the 2010 General Election.

A dramatised reconstruction of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election leading to the country's first post war coalition.

Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a fictionalised reconstruction of those five momentous days in May.

Revealing key moments of the negotiations, the drama unpicks what went on behind closed doors and shows how an allegiance between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat gradually formed, and how it withstood the resignation of Gordon Brown.

Based on pain-staking research, this is a must-listen 60-minutes - a compelling and entertaining account by award-winning writer Matthew Solon of the most extraordinary British election outcome in 70 years.