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The Lords' Tale PG rating

Molly Dineen’s astute political documentary follows the abolition of hereditary peers and the resulting upheaval in parliament during the New Labour era.

Documentary 2002 86 mins

Director: Molly Dineen



Dineen follows one of the greatest upheavals in the history of parliament: the abolition of hereditary peers. With customary sensitivity, Dineen puts a human face on the constitutional crisis, weaving together the strands of the personal and the public to make one of the most astute political documentaries of the New Labour era.