Inside the Commons was filmed with unprecedented access and goes, for the first time, where cameras are normally forbidden.
Reporter Michael Cockerell presents this major new four-part documentary series which follows Ministers and MPs high and low 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 this series reveals what really went on behind the scenes during a remarkable year in politics, in 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 to the gospel-singing tea lady of the Members’ Tea Room. From crumbling stonework to leaky roofs, the series shows the challenges faced as staff strive to keep the country’s most iconic and historic building functioning as a modern parliament.
“ Never before been captured ”
“ Eye opening ”
“ Fascinating, enlightening and touching ”
“ Highly entertaining, deeply fascinating and often troubling ”