Revolting. Image shows from L to R: Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

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Sketch Show
5 (1 series)
Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein and Joe Wade
Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein, Ace Bhatti, Colin Hoult, Catriona Knox, Rachel Parris, Jo Bunting and Lewis Macleod
Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein, Christopher Davies, Alistair Griggs, Joe Wade, Nico Tatarowicz, Daniel Clarke and Guy Davidson
Errol Ettienne and Oliver Parsons
Joshua Buckingham, Jason Dawson, Dominic Wells-Martin, Mark Talbot and Ruby Kuraishe

Revolting is a hybrid satirical sketch and prank series from the BAFTA-winning team behind the headline-grabbing The Revolution Will Be Televised and Brexageddon?!.

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein fearlessly target hypocrisy, the corrupt, the scandalous and the absurdity of modernity with their inimitable brand of ballsy humour, characters and stunts in the real world.

In addition to the "hits", they ramp up their unique form of social comment with additional scripted sketches filmed with a supporting cast of up-and-coming talent.

Everyone is a target in this no-holds-barred, break-neck hybrid sketch/prank show - including hippies, bankers, hipsters, fat cat developers, CEOs, extreme right-wingers, and of course politicians.

New characters include: Labour activists Penny and Robin - a Corbynite and Blairite - who are at odds with each other over every Labour policy they espouse; Duckface, an online slacktivist trying to save the world by using his #s to campaign against everything from landmines to leprosy (#loling for leprosy) and Denis Pound of UKIP canvassing for new policy ideas post Brexit.

Rebooted from TRWBT, right wing news journalist Dale Mailey returns with some shocking exposés and Conservative MP James Twottington-Burbage is reinstated as one to watch in Theresa May's new Cabinet.

Producers say: "Hilarious as well as thought provoking, other areas explored with sheer chutzpah include the housing crisis/development boom; Philip Green's sale of BHS and its subsequent closure (Heydon and Jolyon visit a BHS store in its final days to solicit some financial support for poor Philip); The NHS budget deficit (via a spoof obs. doc entitled 124 Hours In A&E); drone air strikes (via the sketch Top Gun 2; Drone School); the outdated abortion laws in Ireland; the VW emission scandal; the ongoing issue of multinational tax evasion: train commuter misery; a revealing interview with the far right group, Britain First; mass animal farming; the consumer unfriendly EE; the heavy handed G4S; and just who is Tim Farron?"

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Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 10pm on BBC Two

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