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Inside Brexit – BBC Goes Behind the Scenes


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The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg went behind-the-scenes in government – as the 31st October Brexit deadline loomed – to create a unique documentary to air on BBC Two.

The programme follows Laura in the course of her role as one of the most respected and recognised political journalists in the country – and with it a ringside seat on the many and various twists and turns of the past few chaotic months.

From Boris Johnson’s election as Conservative Party leader through the general election, the cameras will go behind the scenes, revealing frank and insightful moments from the politicians involved.

Inside Brexit: The Battle Continues with Laura Kuenssberg has unique access to the Prime Minister, his cabinet and leading politicians who oppose him, for a film that records up-close the decisions and drama that unfolds as the deadline to Brexit day looms.



Boris Johnson came to power promising to deliver Brexit “do or die” by 31 October. He didn’t achieve it, and instead the public will now be asked to vote in the most significant general election for a generation.

As we head into the General Election in December, the future of Brexit and Boris Johnson’s premiership hang in the balance. This documentary will act as a film of record for the most unpredictable, important and exciting political story of our age.

Laura Kuenssberg says: “Love or hate Brexit, it’s changing our lives. This programme is a chance for viewers to live and breathe the political story of our times on our camera’s shoulder. There’s no spoiler, because only a fool would predict the finale and the ultimate victor in the race for power and to stop or deliver Brexit.”

Neil Breakwell, Executive Producer for October Films, says: “Filming with Laura on such a momentous story is an exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to capture history being made and to give the audience a unique insight into how the crazy world of politics and the media work.”

Inside Brexit is directed by Toby Paton and October Films’ Head of Topical Programmes Neil Breakwell is Executive Producer. The programme was commissioned for the BBC by Controller for BBC Two Patrick Holland and Head of Current Affairs Joanna Carr. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Gian Quaglieni.