Ahead of the publishing of the Chilcot Inquiry on Wednesday (6 July) – which delves into Britain's involvement in the 2003 Iraq War after a seven-year investigation – Channel 5 will air an eye-opening documentary about former Prime Minister Tony Blair's participation in the affair.
Monday night's (4 July) documentary – The Blair Rich Project – investigates the former Labour PM's business activities since leaving 10 Downing Street and examines how much money he has earned.
Though he hasn't been in office since June 2007, Blair has made headlines once again this week as his role in the Iraq War will be heavily scrutinised in the long-awaited Chilcot Report.
It was reported this week that prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will examine the Chilcot report for evidence of abuse and torture by British soldiers, but have already shunned the idea of putting Blair on trial for war crimes, cites The Telegraph. The decision is said to have outraged families of troops who died in Iraq who blame Blair for orchestrating events.
Sir John Chilcot's report is expected to criticise Blair's role in the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, where 179 members of the British armed forces were killed and 312 were injured.
The investigation – officially called 'The Iraq Inquiry' – was set up in 2009, by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown, to examine the circumstances under which Britain was taken into the war, including whether, and if so how, the public was misled about Iraq's military capabilities.
Tonight's programme has already garnered interest from the curious viewing public, with many intrigued about how much cash Blair raked in following events.
One Twitter user wrote: "Chanel 5 calling a documentary about Tony Blairs love of money. the Blair rich project. is the best thing I've ever heard," while another put: "He has a multi million pound property portfolio & what did he do for affordable housing? The Blair Rich Project".
Watch The Blair Rich Project on Channel 5 tonight at 8pm.