BBC viewers haunted by 'reality of crooked politicians' in new political drama

BBC viewers haunted by 'reality of crooked politicians' in new political drama

BBC viewers have shared their thoughts on new political drama Roadkill - and are startled at how apparently "realistic" it is. Starring Hugh Laurie and Helen McRory as high-flying politicians desperately skirting scandal, Roadkill has viewers drawing comparisons to the UK climate. And they reckon it's absolutely spot-on as Hugh depicts a crooked minister who finds himself scraping a win in a libel trial against a journalist. But, as Helen's Prime Minister keeps saying, he likely has other skeletons in his closet. Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Fictional drama about a dodgy MP with lots of secrets - and the fictional part...?? #Roadkill." Another tweeted: "I'm seeing too many similarities to real politicians." A third joked: "Already, #Roadkill @BBCOne with Hugh Laurie looks promising. We do love dramas about scummy politicians... wonder why?" A fourth remarked: "Might've been a good idea to have aired #Roadkill next year, we have our fair share of real tragic politicians right now!" Other fans have been heaping praise on Hugh and Helen for turning stirling performances. " #Roadkill Tune in for Hugh Laurie, stay for every glorious second of Helen McCrory," one gushed. A third observed: "Hugh Laurie's one of those performers who has that thing where he can hold your attention regardless of what he's doing." The BBC writes of the drama: "Peter Laurence is a charismatic government minister on the verge of promotion to high office. He is also celebrating a win in a newspaper libel case. "But an inmate at a women's ...
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