4 x 30 minute episodes
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Mark Tavener and Steve Punt
Political satire set in the offices of The Blue Touch Paper, a conservative magazine stuggling to adapt to the new age of compassionate conservatism heralded by David Cameron
Episode 1 The magazine has become so Blue that it is sadly out of touch, with a declining and ageing readership. The time has come to appoint a new editor who favours compassionate Cameron conservatism.
Episode 2 Following a successful first edition, Keith decides that this week's Blue Touch should focus on the Tory's green agenda, much to the chagrin of Lord Malan who spends his life on planes and likes watching ice melt.
Episode 3 Keith decides that it's time for a Gordon Brown Special, but can the team unite on the angle they take and avoid just being rude about Scotland? And how will Giles contribute when he's busy testing 25 different whiskies for a consumer comparison article?
Episode 4 Much to Keith's disgust, Lord Malan decides that he wants a globalization special with a celebrity angle. Giles finds himself covering the topic in a burger bar.
Lord Malan, old-fashioned Tory and owner of The Blue Touch - Robert Hardy
Keith, the editor, formerly the "Token Tory" for The Guardian - Tony Gardner
Anna, vicious, right-wing political columnist and current acting editor - Amelia Bullmore
Giles, the paper's plummy gossip columnist, nicknamed "the Louche" - Michael Maloney
Katrina, PA and party worker - Rachel Atkins
With Beth Chalmers, Simon Treves, Eve Webster