The. best-selling diaries of the former Labour MP for Sunderland South, Chris Mullin, became a successful stage play at Newcastle's Live Theatre.It recently switched to the Arts Theatre in the West End, where actor John Hodgkinson told Gerry Foley what it's been like to play the part of Chris Mullin.

You can see more of the interview with John Hodgkinson in tonight's programme at 11.35pm on ITV1, in the Tyne Tees and Border region.