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'DONNYGATE' SET FOR THE SMALL SCREEN

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The scandal surrounding Doncaster MBC may be turned into a two-hour television drama, scripted by a former Labour m...
The scandal surrounding Doncaster MBC may be turned into a two-hour television drama, scripted by a former Labour member of the council who played a key role in exposing the corruption.

The Yorkshire Post (p3) reports that Ron Rose, who has already written for shows such as The Bill and Heartbeat, has been commissioned by an independent production company to produce a script based on the council's recent troubled history.

The company, Chameleon, aims to sell the story to one of Britain's leading terrestrial broadcasters next year.

Managing director Allen Jewhurst said: 'We've commissioned Ron to do a script and we'll be getting the first draft in the new year. I think this is a powerful story which deserves to be made into a film.'

Mr Rose, who served as a Doncaster member for four years until 1990, says he fully intends to name names.

Mr Rose said: 'It's like Watergate and All the President's Men. The real stars have been a number of journalist.'

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