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Ballot Monkeys 

Satiracal political comedy that focuses on the four main British political parties in the run up to the 2015 General Election.
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Series cast summary:
Jimmy Akingbola ...  Baz Adebalu 5 episodes, 2015
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Conor Jones 5 episodes, 2015
Trevor Cooper ...  Jack Pardew 5 episodes, 2015
Hugh Dennis ...  Martin Frost 5 episodes, 2015
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Fenton Stevens ...  Simon Swann 5 episodes, 2015
Sarah Hadland ...  Kate Standen 5 episodes, 2015
Daisy Haggard ...  Christine Proctor 5 episodes, 2015
Liz Kingsman ...  Ruby Hughes 5 episodes, 2015
Ben Miller ...  Kevin Sturridge 5 episodes, 2015
Hattie Morahan ...  Siobhan Hope 5 episodes, 2015
Andy Nyman ...  Gerry Stagg 5 episodes, 2015
Kathleen Rose Perkins ...  Melanie Buck 5 episodes, 2015
Esther Smith ...  Charlotte Guthrie 5 episodes, 2015
Rhashan Stone ...  Obi 4 episodes, 2015
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A comedy series built around the 2015 British election campaign. The programme follows the campaign buses and their electioneering staff as they cope with events, polls and media responses. The plot is kept relevant by recording during the week it is to be broadcast and therefore news items are reflected in the script.

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21 April 2015 (UK) See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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The five-part series was set on campaign buses belonging to the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and UK Independence Party featuring groups of mid-level party campaign organisers as each embarks on their respective election campaigns. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.80 (2015) See more »

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Great fun

This satirical comedy series is an enjoyable take on the crazy and backstabbing world of politics. I love the fact that it aired during the lead up and right up until the night before the election. It attracted a fantastic cast of established comedy and straight actors, which says a lot for its appeal. The ludicrous UKIP jokes were a wonderful knock at a world gone mad and the PC- positive-thinking-ness of the American adviser to the Labour party may not have been exaggerated all that much at all. Ben Miller's character's meltdown was beautifully played. The whole cast did a sterling job. It was a strong ensemble piece. Overall, it had the adult members of this household happily entertained by the non- stop mayhem. And our laughter might have woken up the child contingent of this home.


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