On Expenses the drama based on journalist Heather Brooke's five year Freedom of Information campaign to make MPs' expenses public will be broadcast by BBC Four on February 23.
Anna Maxwell Martin will play Brooke and Brian Cox plays the Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin, who was forced to resign after resisting Brooke's FoI campaign.
Written by Tony Saint, the BBC describes the programme as a "humorous 60-minute drama will focus on the events leading up to one of the biggest political scandals in recent history, and reveal the David and Goliath tale behind the now infamous headlines." On Expenses will also star Alex Jennings, as Fees Office head Andrew Walker, the man in charge of approving MPs expenses; Tim Pigott-Smith as Labour MP Alan Keen; and Neil Pearson as Hugh Tomlinson QC, who successfully led the legal campaign to force the Commons to publish the claims. Pic: Heather Brooke speaking at The Frontline Club (Jon Slattery).
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