Confessions of a Diary Secretary

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Basic Info

Genre: Comedy Drama

Filmed: Nov 2006 in London, UK

Broadcast: 28 Feb 2007 on ITV1

Production Co: Mentorn

Cast: John Henshaw (John Prescott), Maxine Peake (Tracey Temple), Daniel Ryan (Barrie Williams), Damian Lewis (Tony Blair)

Crew: Andy Wilson (Director), Tony Basgallop (Screenwriter), David Aukin (Executive Producer), Julian Nott (Composer)


Comedy drama about deputy prime minister John Prescott’s (John Henshaw) mishaps and his fall from grace following revelations of his affair with secretary Tracey Temple (Maxine Peake). The film charts the start of the affair at a Christmas office party in 2002 to when the story broke in 2005.

News & Notes

14 Jan 2007 – An article in The Observer indicates Confessions will broadcast in February. A January 25 broadcast has been cited previously, as well as a March broadcast.

16 Jan 2007 – Broadcast note: An article in The Stage says, “This spring, ITV1 is screening Confessions of a Diary Secretary, …”

24 Jan 2007 – Broadcast note: A Telegraph article on the program gives it a Feb 28 broadcast.

6 Mar 2007 – Go to the Multimedia page and scroll down to download and view a video clip of Damian Lewis’s cameo appearance as Prime Minister Tony Blair in ITV’s Confessions of a Diary Secretary.