BBC re-lives the madness of the Tory leadership campaign with Sunday night drama

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Doesn't every actor dream of starring as Michael Gove? (Source: Juniper Communications Limited. Photographer Katherine Edwards)

It's been a pretty dramatic year in UK politics, and to mark the one year anniversary of the Brexit vote, the BBC wants us to relive some of the most theatrical weeks that followed from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

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So grab the popcorn: the broadcaster has put together a drama-documentary re-telling the Conservative party's 2016 leadership campaign, a tussle for power which was so gripping that it was compared to Netflix drama House of Cards (which was itself based on the antics of the Conservative party).

Jacqueline King plays Theresa May (Source: Juniper Communications Limited. Photographer Katherine Edwards)

The programme, which will be aired this Sunday, will follow the movements of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Theresa May as they fought over the Tory party premiership.

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Stage and television actress Jacqueline King stars as May, while Will Barton plays Boris Johnson and John Seaward takes on the role of Michael Gove. The drama will be punctuated with interviews from the key players in the politicians' campaigns.

Boris' catastrophic campaign to become PM will surely make for perfect Sunday night TV (Source: Juniper Communications Limited. Photographer Katherine Edwards)

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