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 4

A highly topical new comedy set on the campaign buses of the main political parties as the harassed teams battle their way through the noisy chaos of the election campaign, desperately trying to avoid gaffes and attempting to hang on to their sanity.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th May 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
Guest cast
Kitty Martin Angela
Alice O'Connell Phoebe
Steven O'Donnell Mick
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 - Window Dressing

Ruby has a plan to distract the Labour campaign.

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

Lib Dem Bus - Fictional Facts

Kevin has a strategy which could be in favour of the Liberal Demorcrats.

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

Labour Bus - Polite Criticism

Mel informs Christine of her negative attitude.

Featuring: Trevor Cooper (Jack Pardew), Daisy Haggard (Christine Proctor), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Melanie Buck).

UKIP Bus - New Slogan

Gerry returns to see the UKIP bus vandalised.

Featuring: Steven O'Donnell (Mick), Andy Nyman (Gerry Stagg).


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