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This England - Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson

Having lived through this recent episode in British history, we now get the chance to watch the train wreck as drama.

As Covid cases rise, care homes seek in vain for guidance on testing staff and safeguards for residents who have been in contact with the virus. The Department of Health discuss testing capacity across the country and a target of 25,000 tests per day and the PM continues to try to encourage the country to tough it out with the proverbial stiff upper lip.

Hospitals and care homes continue to try and plan for impending Covid crisis, Landermeads care home plans to lockdown ahead of Government advice. Covid cases rise and the deaths of thousands of older people is the consequence.

The Government introduces a lockdown after slow implementation of other restrictions.

This England – Wednesday at 9.00pm on Sky Atlantic and Now.