Preview: This England

Andrew Buchan as Matt Hancock in This England

If you are feeling like UK politics is like a soap opera, This England is not going to change your view. Having lived through the Covid experience with collective disbelief at the incompetence and wilful greed of our elected representatives, we can now see it spun out as drama in this compelling series.

Tonight, as Boris Johnson wins the 2019 General Election and prepares for Government, a mystery virus emerges in Wuhan and cases rise in China, then spread across Asia and to Europe.

Boris prepares for Britain leaving the European Union while scientists monitor the spread of Covid-19 and Whitehall mega-brain Dominic Cummings makes plans to shake up the Civil Service and reform how the Government operates.

They say nothing is stranger than fiction. Clearly ‘they’ spent no time in UK politics.

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

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