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Tony, Mo and Strange Bed Fellows

A week, famously, is a long time in politics. But a week spent living in some of Britain’s most deprived neighbourhoods seems a very long time to the MPs from Tower Block of Commons.

In this new four-part series, five MPs swap the high life of Westminster for the high life of tower block Britain – and learn a thing or two in the process. Visit the website for interviews with the MPs who took part, and to watch the first episode on 4oD.

Here, a besuited and bewildered Mark Oaten is given some sound sartorial advice by his new flatmate, Kathy.

Staying with politics, on Sunday evening on Channel 4, Julie Waters delivered an astonishing performance playing Mo Mowlam in the drama Mo. Get an insight into the making of Mo by watching video clips from the Q&A that took place at Bafta on 19 January 2010.

Our site also features an extensive interview with Julie Walters about her life in acting and her role in Mo, and an article on how writer Neil McKay and director Philip Martin brought Mo to the screen.

Mo is now available on 4oD. In this slice of the action, Mo uses her head to bring the Sinn Fein delegates to heel…

Finally, a nod towards a highly topical piece of political drama that was actually made three years ago. The Iraq Inquiry is currently making headlines on our Channel 4 News site. As political commentators and former colleagues chew over Tony Blair’s evidence – some of them struggling to swallow – here’s a reminder that you can watch the highly entertaining Trial of Tony Blair on 4oD.

This biting satire stars Robert Lindsay as a beleaguered Blair, who stubbornly refuses to see the danger he faces from a Special Tribunal on Iraq that has been set up to investigate war crimes.

Of course, this could never happen in real life…

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