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Party Animals 

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:
Andrew Buchan ...  Scott Foster 8 episodes, 2007
Shelley Conn ...  Ashika Chandirimani 8 episodes, 2007
Andrea Riseborough ...  Kirsty MacKenzie 8 episodes, 2007
Matt Smith ...  Danny Foster 8 episodes, 2007
Patrick Baladi ...  James Northcote 8 episodes, 2007
Clemency Burton-Hill ...  Sophie Montgomery 8 episodes, 2007
Pip Carter ...  Matt Baker 8 episodes, 2007
Raquel Cassidy ...  Jo Porter 8 episodes, 2007
Peter Wight ...  George Morgan 8 episodes, 2007
Colin Salmon ...  Stephen Templeton 6 episodes, 2007
Martha Kearney Martha Kearney ...  Self - Newsnight Presenter 4 episodes, 2007
Veronica Roberts ...  Gloria 3 episodes, 2007
Tony Turner Tony Turner ...  Graham Sullivan 3 episodes, 2007
Jon Braine Jon Braine ...  News Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
Simon McCoy Simon McCoy ...  News 24 Presenter / ... 3 episodes, 2007
Alexander Hanson ...  Richard Bracewell 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Beard ...  Douglas Turner 2 episodes, 2007
Sam Heughan ...  Adrian Chapple 2 episodes, 2007
Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie ...  Self - News 24 Presenter 2 episodes, 2007
Peter Rylands 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
Richard Lumsden ...  Nigel 2 episodes, 2007
Vinette Robinson ...  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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The first major television role for Matt Smith. See more »


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

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Hidden gem
21 March 2020 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

What struck me as dynamic and endearing after watching the entire season of Party Animals was just how believable the writers had made the characters, and in particular, young lovers. The casting was so good that one could argue that for all the main players this show represents seminal roles. I was really disappointed to find there isn't a season two, but then again, the stark reality, even brutality, of the world of behind-the-scenes politics is so brilliantly realised here that perhaps there is a message in that. I first noticed this dvd at a local op shop and recognised some of the actors from the cover, but didn't actually buy it until weeks later as I thought I wouldn't enjoy something BBC from well over a decade ago. Then the op shop had a half price everything day and thus I had nothing to lose. I've been enthralled from the first episode to the last. This is top shelf British drama. At its heart is a story of two brothers which is truly authentic. Admittedly it is designed to appeal to 20-somethings, but the script is sharp and intelligent and the story throws a new curve ball with every episode. Surely it is an accurate snapshot of mid-naughties Britain, and is beautifully filmed and produced. I can't see why it shouldn't appeal to anyone that enjoys quality drama.

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31 January 2007 (UK) See more »

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パーティ・アニマルズ See more »

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