The Pub Landlord v Nigel Farage: The Battle For South Thanet. The Pub Landlord (Al Murray). Copyright: Liberty Bell.

The Pub Landlord v Nigel Farage: The Battle For South Thanet

Dave documentary following Al Murray. 1 episode in 2015. Features Al Murray, Matt Forde and Amanda Blue.

The Pub Landlord v Nigel Farage: The Battle For South Thanet. The Pub Landlord (Al Murray). Copyright: Liberty Bell.

The Pub Landlord v Nigel Farage: The Battle For South Thanet

One-off documentary following Al Murray as he campaigns in the 2015 General Election in character as The Pub Landlord

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2015
Channel
Dave
Episodes
1
Features
Al Murray, Matt Forde and Amanda Blue
Director
Amanda Blue
Producer
Matt Nida

Documentary following the entire campaign of The Pub Landlord (Al Murray) as he seeks election to Parliament in the hotly-contested Kent constituency of South Thanet, also the target of UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

The Pub Landlord is standing against all the established political parties as the sole candidate for his Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP).

The hour-long show features exclusive fly-on-the-wall access on the campaign trail, including run-ins with voters and rival candidates, behind-closed-doors meetings with The Guv's most trusted political advisors, and all the inevitable personal highs and lows of a rollercoaster campaign.


Originally aired on Dave as the polls closed on Election Night, offering an alternative perspective on the General Election as viewers awaited the first results, it transpired the following morning that Al Murray had only secured 318 votes. However, he gained much publicity by standing next to Nigel Farage as the results were announced to the public.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Dave's Election Night Special
  • Al Murray's Election Fight
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 7th May 2015 on Dave at 10pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 24th September 2015 at 11:00pm