Chris Mullin’s classic novel A VERY BRITISH COUP inspires second Channel 4 drama
Serpent’s Tail have reissued a TV tie-in edition of Chris’ political classic, under the title Secret State. This is not the first time A Very British Coup has inspired a Channel 4 television series. In 1988 a miniseries of the same name won four Bafta Awards - including Best Actor (Ray McAnally), Best Drama Series, Best Film Editor (Don Fairservice) and Best Film Sound - and one International Emmy Award for Best Drama. On the renewed interest in his novel, Mullin says: "It is 30 years since A Very British Coup was first published and I am gratified that it is still of interest after so long. I wish the film-makers well with their new version."
Chris Mullin is the author of the critically acclaimed diaries A View From the Foothills, Decline and Fall and A Walk-on Part (Profile Books). He lives in Sunderland.
Secret State starts Wednesday 7 November, 10pm on Channel 4
Secret State by Chris Mullin is out now, paperback £7.99