Mr White Goes To Westminster (Channel 4 1990’s Drama, Bill Paterson)

Comedy drama. Ben White (Bill Paterson), a TV foreign correspondent, decides to make a stand and becomes an independent MP on an anti sleaze ticket.

Obviously based on the real life case of TV reporter Martin Bell who did exactly the same thing. Bell was famed for his white suit, which inspired the main character’s surname.

UK / Channel 4 / 1×90 minute episode / 1997

Writer/Director: Guy Jenkin / Executive Producer: Denise O’Donoghue

Ben White………………………………….. BILL PATERSON

Paul Madison……………………………… ROBERT DUNCAN

Victoria……………………………………… CELIA IMRIE

Pam…………………………………………. DERVLA KIRWAN

Helen Nash………………………………… SAMANTHA BOND

Peter Edworthy…………………………… JOHN BOWLER