Prescott's affair to be dramatised

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The Independent Online

John Prescott's troubled year is to be satirised in a drama entitled Prezza, offering a "full and frank" look at the Deputy Prime Minister's affair with his diary secretary, Tracey Temple.

A script has been commissioned by ITV1 for the 90-minute film, which will be produced by members of the production team behind A Very Social Secretary, which charted his former cabinet colleague David Blunkett's liaisons.

Casting for the parts of Tony Blair, Mr Prescott's wife Pauline and Mr Prescott himself has yet to begin, but the film will go into production this autumn and the drama will be screened next year.

Tony Basgallop, who wrote the Hotel Babylon television series, is writing the script, which will be made by the independent production company Mentorn.