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Five Days in May is a radio play by Matthew Solon. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 06 November 2010, as an installment of the Saturday Play. The duration is 60 minutes[1].

The play was nominated for the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Awards in the category of Best Adaptation.


Dramatization of the tense negotiations following Britain's 2010 elections.


  • David Cameron - Samuel West
  • Nick Clegg - Nicholas Boulton
  • Gordon Brown - Gerard Kelly
  • Peter Mandleson - Henry Goodman
  • Ed Balls - John Sessions
  • William Hague - Philip Jackson
  • Danny Alexander - Emun Elliot
  • David Laws - Anthony Calf
  • Chris Huhne - Rupert Frazer
  • George Osborne - Ian Hughes


  • Charlotte Longfield
  • Wilf Gilmour

Directed by John Dryden

Critical Reception[]

"...brilliantly done...a fascinating behind-the-scenes fiction, and one that enjoyably took you back to that curious, extraordinary political moment of limbo and then coalition." - Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian[2]


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