A Very British Coup – a film by Mick Jackson, Alan Plater, Chris Mullin.


I have just watch ‘A Very British Coup’ again. What a great film. It started life as a Channel Four film. It was written by Chris Mullin and directed by Mick Jackson with screenplay by Alan Plater.

What a strong film. I’d recommend it.


The resonance with what is happening with Jeremy Corbyn is profound. The whole media and establishment are there spreading rumour and innuendo and undermining him.

The question we must ask is – can we have a democracy? The establishment and media have such enormous power. They can spread rumour and lies and manipulate public views.

Seemingly Corbyn is unelectable. Why is that? Everything I’ve heard him say makes perfect sense. Yet he is so left-wing he is unelectable. Could it be that he does not represent the same corporate machine that runs the place? The ones who bribe and corrupt?

This is what Wikipedia had to say:


This is the resonance that was picked up with the 80s film and Jeremy Corbyn.


This is a little bit on YouTube. Nothing more is available because it has been blocked (on copyright infringement).

The film is a bit dated but none-the-less chilling.