30 Greatest Political Comediesby tonymarshall-56902 | created - 22 Apr 2019 | updated - 22 Apr 2019 | Public
The list of programs as decided my the UK Parliemnt as their favourite political comedies
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1. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.
4. Have I Got News for You (1990– )
29 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News
Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »
5. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)
Political satire about television news company Globe Link and its team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally, reporter Damien, editor Dave, execs George and Helen, assistant Joy and manager Gus Hedges.
6. Little Britain (2003–2006)
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.
8. The New Statesman (1987–1994)
70 min | Comedy
The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.
11. Da Ali G Show (2000–2004)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G, a rapper-wannabe from Staines. Ali G has his own TV show, where he interviews people on serious subjects. They're not aware that Ali G is just a... See full summary »
12. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )
A series of self contained television movies starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous movies, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
15. The Thick of It (2005–2012)
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
19. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)
40 min | Comedy
BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
24. Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A satirical look at the fascinating 'secret' TRUE life of disgraced 1980's Tory politician turned bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. The Truth, the whole truth and everything BUT the truth.
Screen Two (1985–2002)
Crossing the Floor
70 min | Drama
Political satire closely mirroring real-life British politics of the time - a self-serving Conservative minister "crosses the floor" to join the opposition Labour Party, at a time when the ... See full summary »
28. Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle (1998 TV Movie)
50 min | Comedy
A guide to Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle, the 1998 BBC One TV sketch show. The comic life and times of an unlikely politician, starring the many faces of Harry Enfield.
29. The Day Today (1994– )
30 min | Comedy
A spoof of the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.