Inside the Commons

A major documentary series going where cameras are normally forbidden

Inside the Commons was filmed with unprecedented access and goes, for the first time, where cameras are normally forbidden.

Title: Inside the Commons

Released: 2015

Runtime: 4 x 60

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

The Guardian

Eye opening

Mail on Sunday

Fascinating, enlightening and touching

The Daily Telegraph

Highly entertaining, deeply fascinating and often troubling

The Times