This England

Drama based on the first months of Boris Johnson's time in office as the country grappled Covid-19 and Brexit and Johnson himself struggled with a personal and political life wracked by controversy.

About This England

Co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring BAFTA® and Academy Award®-winner Kenneth Branagh. This England, based on Boris Johnson’s tumultuous first months as Prime Minister, traces the impact on the country of the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson (Branagh) grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a controversial personal and political life. The events in government are interwoven with stories from around the country, from the experts and scientists racing against time to understand the virus; the doctors, nurses and care-home workers on the frontline working tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome it; and ordinary people whose lives were thrown into turmoil.

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