Ballot Monkeys

So topical it’s not written yet…

Broadcast during the climax of the May 2015 General Election the highly topical 5 x 30 min sitcom intercuts between the various campaign buses of the four main parties – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP. On each bus, we follow the fortunes of a rich collection of characters; Press officers, line managers, empathy consultants, SPADs, IT wizards, social media monitors, political analysts, interns and even bus drivers – as they crisis manage the latest dramas and developments.

Following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin returned to Channel 4 in 2016 with a six-part satire, titled Power Monkeys, lampooning the fictional communications and social media ‘experts’ on both sides of the EU referendum, as well as taking audiences a few doors down from the Kremlin and into the imagined world of Donald Trump’s campaign plane.

Written by:
Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
Ben Miller, Hugh Dennis, Sarah Hadland, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Hattie Morahan, Andy Nyman, Esther Smith, Rhashan Stone, Jack Dee, Claire Skinner, Andy Nyman, Kevin Mcnally, Robert Wilfort
Channel 4, 2015-2016
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