Arthur Mathews to write Dominic Cummings' diary | New parody from Father Ted co-creator

Arthur Mathews to write Dominic Cummings' diary

New parody from Father Ted co-creator

As the co-creator of Father Ted and Toast Of London, he’s used to writing both arrogant buffoons and disingenuous excuses.

Now Arthur Mathews is to apply his talents to writing a fake diary from Downing Street’s adviser Dominic Cummings, after he hit the headlines for his journey from London to Durham during lockdown.

The Cummings Files: Confidential – Thoughts, Ideas, Actions by Dominic Cummings will consider the full story of those trips to Durham, his plans for a biopic of Otto Von Bismarck starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, what happens when you hit Michael Gove over the head with a pencil; his close relationship with the Prime Minister’.

It is due to be released in October by Faber.

According to its blurb: ‘Dominic Cummings has a lively mind. He is constantly thinking; planning; coming up with big ideas. During a time of momentous events in Britain (Brexit, a general election, the Covid 19 pandemic) the government’s chief adviser has been writing down his thoughts – in diaries, blog posts, Post-it notes and any scrap of paper he can find.

‘Discovered in an abandoned backpack on a train (was the government’s chief adviser breaking the lockdown regulations for an unnecessary journey? Surely not), we reveal the intriguing contents….'

Published: 4 Jun 2020

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