The Blair Years Episode 1

Matthew Macfadyen is doing the narration to the BBC One production of The Blair Years.

Blair and Brown: The former Prime Minister looks back on his dramatic decade in power as ministers and advisors discuss the long-running tensions between the then PM and Chancellor

The series provides a unique account of Tony Blair's 10 years as prime minister. Former Cabinet ministers and advisors speak frankly about the long-running tensions between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. The programme tells the story of how the tensions surfaced again and again over Blair's attempts to reform the public health and education services. Former colleagues confirm that at the heart of the difficulties between Blair and Brown were real ideological differences, and tell how every department of government received different instructions from No.10 and from the Treasury.

Sunday, November 18th, 2007 10:15pm to 11:20pm