Eleanor Greene

… is mix­ing sex with pol­i­tics

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

SHE IS at the helm of the latest drama to hit the BBC, and is not afraid to ex­pose the world of Bri­tish pol­i­tics as be­ing just as much about sex, drugs and dis­hon­esty as it is about hug­ging a hoodie and go­ing back to ba­sics.

Eleanor Greene, 31, is the pro­ducer of Party An­i­mals, which hits our screens on Jan­uary 31 on BBC2. The racy drama se­ries, from the mak­ers of This Life, watches 20-some­thing politi­cos as they clam­ber to the top. Ms Greene tells Peo­ple: “For view­ers who want a re­ally good re­la­tion­ship drama that has got sex­ual in­trigue, they will be sat­is­fied. But if you also like pol­i­tics, it’s got re­ally solid po­lit­i­cal sto­ries.

“We de­vel­oped the show from scratch,” adds the Man­cu­nian, now liv­ing in North Lon­don. “I started with friends and fam­ily who work in pol­i­tics, and Martin Bright, po­lit­i­cal ed­i­tor of the New States­man, was able to help with all other as­pects of the show. “My mother al­ways wor­ries about the hours I work, but hope­fully when she sees the show she’ll just be happy. I don’t think my par­ents know how much sex and drugs are in it, but when they see it, I’m sure they’ll be more proud than shocked.”

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