Blair- The Inside Story
And just a brief comment to flag up Michael Cockerell's series on Tony Blair, which started last night on BBC 2. The first part of this three parter looked at the promise with which Blair came to power, and the quick souring of those dreams. His popularity remained high in that first term, but anyone who could would have have been able to spot the signs. Perhaps the most telling point was the interview with John Humphreys about the Bernie Ecclestone affair. This was when Blair described himself as a 'pretty straight sort of guy'. Cockerell likened his performance to that of the late Princess Diana, and the overall impact was dreadfully hammy. It is difficult to watch that again and take Blair at his own judgement. Next two parts are on Tuesdays at 9pm.