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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


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 »


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

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Written on the coach?
25 April 2015 | by philblakemanSee all my reviews

A political comedy set on the coaches of the four main parties during their 2015 Election Campaign.

I hoped for a little more but it was horribly bad, a complete lack of nuance and just weak caricature led comedy with jokes sign-posted from 2 constituencies away. Labour find Ed embarrassing, the Lib Dems are humiliated, UKIP are bigots, you get the idea.

It lacks the Machiavellian brilliance of House of Cards, the perceptiveness of the Thick of It or the wit of Yes Minister.

As awkward as watching Ed eat a bacon sandwich and as cringe-worthy as Nick apologising (again).

What a shame...

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