Ballot Monkeys. Image shows from L to R: Jack Pardew (Trevor Cooper), Kate Standen (Sarah Hadland), Kevin Sturridge (Ben Miller), Siobhan Hope (Hattie Morahan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Ballot Monkeys

Channel 4 sitcom about the 2015 General Election. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Jimmy Akingbola, Hugh Dennis, Liz Kingsman, Hattie Morahan and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

The Conservatives are trying to work out how to target women voters; the Labour turn to social media to promote a positive image of Ed Miliband; Kevin Sturridge is frustrated that the Lib Dems aren't in the newspapers; and UKIP's Gerry Stagg tries to undo Kate Standen's unguarded telephone remarks.


Sue Elliott-Nicholls was credited as 'Journalist' alongside the UKIP team, but in fact was cut from this programme and appeared in Episode 2 instead.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 21st April 2015
Channel 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jimmy Akingbola Basil 'Baz' Adelabu
    Hugh Dennis Martin Frost
    Liz Kingsman Ruby Hughes
    Hattie Morahan Siobhan Hope
    Theo Barklem-Biggs Conor Jones
    Trevor Cooper Jack Pardew
    Daisy Haggard Christine Proctor
    Kathleen Rose Perkins Melanie Buck
    Michael Fenton Stevens Simon Swann
    Ben Miller Kevin Sturridge
    Esther Smith Charlotte Guthrie
    Sarah Hadland Kate Standen
    Andy Nyman Gerry Stagg
    Rhashan Stone Obi
    Guest cast
    Phil Nice Activist
    Philip Pope Activist
    Writing team
    Andy Hamilton Writer
    Guy Jenkin Writer
    Mark Burton Writer (Additional Material)
    Lucy Guy Writer (Additional Material)
    Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
    Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Andy Hamilton Director
    Guy Jenkin Director
    Paul Schlesinger Director
    Jimmy Mulville Director
    Debbie Pisani (as Debs Pisani) Producer
    Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Adam Bokey Editor
    Robin Hill Editor
    Mark Williams Editor
    Mo Holden Production Designer
    Philip Pope Composer


    Tory Bus - Female Issues

    Samantha Cameron's tattoo becomes hot topic on the Conservative bus.

    Featuring: Jimmy Akingbola (Basil 'Baz' Adelabu), Hugh Dennis (Martin Frost), Hattie Morahan (Siobhan Hope).

    Labour Bus - Likeable Factor

    The Labour campaigners brainstorm on how to enhance Ed Miliband's image.

    Featuring: Theo Barklem-Biggs (Conor Jones), Trevor Cooper (Jack Pardew), Daisy Haggard (Christine Proctor), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Melanie Buck).

    Lib Dem Bus - Pressing Matters

    A slogan has caused outrage on the Lib Dem bus.

    Featuring: Ben Miller (Kevin Sturridge), Esther Smith (Charlotte Guthrie).

    UKIP Bus - Cause for Concern

    Kate is suspicous of the bus driver.

    Featuring: Sarah Hadland (Kate Standen), Andy Nyman (Gerry Stagg), Rhashan Stone (Obi).


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