Dave and Nick: Where Did It All Go Right?

Five has a commissioned a Five News Special fast turnaround one hour documentary about the two men at the centre of the historic political coalition, it was announced today (FRI).

In Dave and Nick: Where Did It All Go Right, Five News’ Chief Correspondent Jonathan Samuels tells the fascinating story of the unlikely partnership of Britain’s new Prime Minister, David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg.  He delves into the backbiting, the fighting, and the courting and romancing which finally led two sworn political enemies to their tryst in the Rose Garden of Number 10.

Inspired by the extraordinary double header press conference which ushered in the first coalition Government since the war, this documentary will tell viewers more about both men and their personal and political backgrounds.

Samuels will ask if these two public school boys really have anything in common apart from a privileged education, super-achieving wives and a thirst for political power.  Are they Westminster’s answer to Ant and Dec? Will they last as long as Brad and Angelina?  And finally, is it true romance or just a shotgun wedding?

The documentary will include interviews with Lembit Opik, Boris Johnson, Kathy Lette, Toby Young, Dick & Dom and Five News’ Political Editor Andy Bell, who asked the infamous ‘joke’ question in the Rose Garden at Number 10.

This programme comes three weeks after Five’s successful fast-turnaround documentary, Volcanic Ash: Flight of Terror, which performed well above slot average with 1.7million viewers and a 9.1 per cent share amongst all viewers.

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