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TV drama to depict Clegg's role in forming Coalition

Nick Clegg's role in forming the Coalition government will be at the centre of a one-off drama on Channel 4 in the run-up to next year's election.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hold their first joint press conference in the Downing Street garden in 2010 Credit: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire

The programme, which has been written by playwright James Graham, will follow the Liberal Democrat leader during the 2010 election and the wrangling that followed.

What we try to capture in this drama is the tension, the high stakes, and the frequent farcical and absurd nature of what happens when a power is wrangled, negotiated and fought over like children trading cards in the playground.

– James Graham

The 90-minute film, with the working title Coalition, is the latest in a string of political dramas on the channel.