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Rick Miller as Brian Mulroney, singing in front of the Baie Comeau chorus. Miller portrays the former prime minister in Mulroney: The Opera.

Steve Wilkie

Mulroney: The Opera is coming to television.

Filmmaker Larry Weinstein, who conceived and directed the operatic political satire, has confirmed his film will air on Canadian TV stations owned by Astral Media, where Mila Mulroney sits on the board of directors, and Corus Entertainment, with a tentative broadcast date of January 2.

Shown in limited release last spring, Mulroney: The Opera depicts the life and times of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, played by stage veteran Rick Miller, in tragicomic opera form.

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The cast also includes Colin Mochrie as former PM Jean Chretien and Ted Dykstra as former NDP leader Ed Broadbent.

Astral and Corus would not confirm which channels will air the film.

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