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Borgen & House of Cards writers team up for new BBC drama


By John Glenday, Reporter

April 8, 2013 | 1 min read

House of Cards author Michael Dobbs has announced that he is collaborating with the writer of Danish political drama Borgen, Adam Price, to produce a ‘very major project’ for the BBC.

Scheduled to hit the small screen next year the project is shrouded in secrecy but Dobbs, a Conservative peer, expressed an interest in telling the ‘real story’ of Denis Thatcher.

The late-husband of former PM Margaret Thatcher is described by Dobbs as a ‘brilliant, brilliant character to base a play on’.

Dobbs has recently been thrust back into the limelight after his political dramatization, first aired by the BBC in the 1990’s, was picked up by Netflix for a remake starring Kevin Spacey.


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