Follows the lives of several young adults whose lives intertwine with their jobs in the Parliment of the United Kingdom.




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Series cast summary:
 Scott Foster (8 episodes, 2007)
 Ashika Chandirimani (8 episodes, 2007)
 Kirsty MacKenzie (8 episodes, 2007)
 Danny Foster (8 episodes, 2007)
 James Northcote (8 episodes, 2007)
 Sophie Montgomery (8 episodes, 2007)
Pip Carter ...
 Matt Baker (8 episodes, 2007)
 Jo Porter (8 episodes, 2007)
 George Morgan (8 episodes, 2007)
 Stephen Templeton (6 episodes, 2007)
Martha Kearney ...
 Herself - Newsnight Presenter (4 episodes, 2007)
Veronica Roberts ...
 Gloria (3 episodes, 2007)
Tony Turner ...
 Graham Sullivan (3 episodes, 2007)
Jon Braine ...
 News Reporter (3 episodes, 2007)
Simon McCoy ...
 News 24 Presenter / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Alexander Hanson ...
 Richard Bracewell (2 episodes, 2007)
Tom Beard ...
 Douglas Turner (2 episodes, 2007)
 Adrian Chapple (2 episodes, 2007)
Carrie Gracie ...
 Herself - News 24 Presenter (2 episodes, 2007)
Peter Rylands ...
 Chair (2 episodes, 2007)
Richard Attlee ...
 Paul Zaslavsky (2 episodes, 2007)
Ian Redford ...
 Harry Rogers (2 episodes, 2007)
Nitin Kundra ...
 Geordie Pete (2 episodes, 2007)
 Nigel (2 episodes, 2007)
 Kerry (2 episodes, 2007)


Like most twenty-somethings, Scott, Danny, Ashika and Kirsty spend much of their day worrying about love, sex, friendship and paying the rent. Unlike most twenty-somethings, the rest of the time they're worrying about running the country. Party Animals takes a look at Westminster from the ground up - the young researchers and advisers shouldering huge responsibility in a frantic, high-stakes world. It's no wonder their personal lives are so messy. Starring Doctor Who actor Matt Smith.

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Andrew Buchan and Matt Smith decided on using a Manchester accent when portraying the Foster brothers. See more »


Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.11 (2008) See more »

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"This Life" in politics
2 December 2008 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

This series is made for the 20 & 30 somethings out there who like their stories to be laced with a little sex, deception, politics (which often = sex + deception), nice bodies, fresh faces, bars, booze, and some dabbling in illicit substances. Now, my 20, 30-something days are far behind me, but I love this show, even only having seen the first episode.

Like "This Life" of 15 or so years ago did for the law profession, 'Party Animals' gets inside the lives of a handful of (mostly quite young) researchers and would-be lobbyists attached to Westminster in London. The behind-the-scenes goings on seem hard to believe, but believe it you must. This is just a tiny window into the workings of the British political system, like hiding backstage to see what goes on behind the scenes. So much responsibility seems to be in the hands of the very young, most of whom have to unwind with alcohol, drugs and sex, and of course this frequently adds further complication to already complicated lives.

The cast are attractive, and all more than competent in their respective roles. The script is quick and sharp, and altogether this series is worth a look.

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