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Six to watch: small-screen politicians

23 March 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With Game Change appearing soon on UK screens, we look at TV's best political animals. Did we vote wisely?

Game Change, HBO's film about the 2008 presidential campaign gets its UK premiere next month on the back of many column inches devoted to its portrayal of Sarah Palin and her rollercoaster run for the vice presidency.

Julianne Moore's portrayal of the political pantomime villain is the latest fictional statesmen who've entertained the episodic electorate down the years. From inspirational Us presidents to some utter B'Stards, when pop culture and politics collide the schedules throw up a kaleidoscope of party animals. But who did it best? This is our six to watch small-screen politicians.

Has your favourite made our card, or has the election been rigged? Cast your vote in the comment section below.

Josiah "Jed" Bartlet – The West Wing (1999 – 2006)

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