Among the plethora of Sunday night TV, yesterday's (June 18) schedule contained something rather political – and no, it wasn't the news.
Theresa v Boris: How May Became PM depicted last summer's battle to become Prime Minister after the resignation of David Cameron following the Brexit vote.
The BBC Two docu-drama mixed interviews with insiders in the Conservative Party alongside actors portraying events as described, giving an interesting insight into how matters unfolded.
(And believe it or not, that was less than a year ago – how time flies).
Viewers naturally had plenty to say on the matter, with many noting the terrible wigs (especially Boris's).
Many also speculated about a potential sequel given what has happened following the general election, with another leadership election potentially on the horizon.
From the off, there were plenty of comments about the dramatisations on Theresa v Boris:
Will give #TheresaVsBoris a go, although it looks like they have borrowed the wigs from Horrible Histories. Which is kind of apt.- Blaise Tapp (@blaisetapp1) June 18, 2017
Well, this could potentially be hilarious. The Boris wig already has me chuckling #TheresaVsBoris- Thomas (@notmyconcern) June 18, 2017
This is completely wrong the actress playing May is playing her as having some personality and we all know that isn't true. #Theresavsboris- Jules (@Julezey193) June 18, 2017
Looks like there are going to be some terrible wigs in #TheresaVsBoris- Maria (@marialoumorgan) June 18, 2017
And with all the political backstabbing involved, a few inevitable House of Cards comparisons:
This is House of Cards directed by the Chuckle Brothers. #TheresaVsBoris- Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) June 18, 2017
Though given what has happened since, viewers had plenty of hindsight:
'Theresa will not be holding an early election when she wins'. 😂Satire is alive and well on the BBC. #TheresaVsBoris- Christopher Moore (@Moore_27Chris) June 18, 2017
This programme about the Tory leadership contest now feels about as distant as the Mesozoic era #TheresaVsBoris- Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) June 18, 2017
There was a general sense of dread, however:
This could actually be funny...as long as we try and forget it actually happened. #TheresaVsBoris- Jamie (@jtlovell1979) June 18, 2017
And a few users summed up the whole thing neatly:
A reminder that May became PM because she was less shit than all the rest. #TheresavBoris- Fi Kennedy (@Fi_Kennedy) June 18, 2017
Some were also speculating about a sequel:
How Theresa May became PM. Let's hope there's a next one "how Theresa May resigned as PM" VERY soon👌🏼🤞🏼 #TheresaVsBoris- Kim😇💜💛❤️💙🖤 (@Kimbles848) June 18, 2017
Watching a programme on how Theresa May became PM. Looking forward to next week's episode on how she was forced to resign. #TheresaVsBoris- Carl Maxim (@carlmaxim) June 18, 2017
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