Anna Maxwell Martin takes lead in MPs’ expenses drama for BBC4

Anna Maxwell Martin is to take the lead in BBC4′s forthcoming drama about a journalist’s attempts to secure Freedom of Information regarding MPs’ expenses and allowances.

The drama was initially revealed in November, under the working title The Heather Brooke Story.

However, it has now been renamed Bringing Down the House, and will also star Brian Cox as former speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin.

Written by Tony Saint, the 60-minute drama will focus on the events leading up to the expenses scandal and will also star Alex Jennings, Tim Pigott-Smith and Neil Pearson.

Bringing Down the House was commissioned by BBC4 controller Richard Klein and Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC drama commissioning.

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