As the horrors of Covid unfolded - three national lockdowns, PPE, 40,000 care home deaths, socially distanced funerals, a peak of more than 1,000 dead a day by January 2021 - Downing Street staff kicked back at a string of parties lubricated by quantities of alcohol.
From the makers of the BAFTA-winning dramas Killed by my Debt, The Left Behind and Murdered by my Father, this factual drama, based on meticulous research and sources, will tell the real, untold story of partygate, juxtaposing the revelry inside the nation’s seat of power with the hardship and sacrifice being experienced across the rest of the country.
Ian Katz said, “This is a slate of programmes that shows Channel 4 is as disruptive, original and purposeful as it has ever been. From holding politicians to account over partygate to examining the vexed debate over gender identity, from exposing the unspoken side-effects of the pill to seeking solutions to avert climate disaster, these are shows that speak to the concerns of young British viewers and create real world impact.”
More details will be revealed in due course.