Series 1, Episode 1
Dennis Pound is on the streets of Loughton crowd-sourcing new policies for UKIP, while Dale Maily braves a festival of hippies. At the Durham Miners Gala, Corbynite Robyn meets his idol Jeremy Corbyn. Instacelebrity and slacktavist Duckface starts a social media campaign, Southern Trains have some new ways to ease the commute, and a new innovation gives billionaires an opportunity to experience paying tax.
- Tuesday 3rd January 2017
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Anjili Mohindra (as Anjli Mohindra)
|Daniel Clarke (as Mothers Best Child)
|Guy Davidson (as Mothers Best Child)
|Oliver Parsons (as Ollie Parsons)
|Director of Photography
|1st Assistant Director
|Matt Hulme (as Matthew Hulme)
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Ofcom has decided not to launch an investigation into the satirical BBC sketch that featured The Real Housewives Of ISIS.Chortle, 23rd January 2017
BBC2 sketch "Real Housewives of Isis" has been criticised as 'morally bankrupt' but many say such satire is a British tradition and can help in fight against terrorists.Alexandra Topping, The Guardian, 6th January 2017
Many viewers horrified by choice of women living under brutal Islamic State regime as topic to be made fun of.Steve Robson, The Mirror, 5th January 2017
Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein of The Revolution Will Be Televised return with another satirical sketch show. Brexiteers, hippies, CEOs, Corbynites, Blairites and millennials are all trolled on the street by characters such as rightwing journalist Dale Mailey and Ukip campaigner Denis Pound, who finds some deeply disturbing ideas for policy from folk on the streets of Loughton in Essex. There's a Day Today vibe, but with a fraction of the laughs.Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 3rd January 2017
This new series, from the creators of The Revolution Will Be Televised, offers a satirical look at the sad state of modern Britain. Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse go out into the towns, trains and festivals of Britain to find people to mock. This is fine when the targets are corporations but the opening sketch, where one of them poses as a Ukip politician on the hunt for new policy ideas from the general public, seems rather sneering. He questions people on the streets of Loughton in Essex and subtly mocks their anti-immigrant views, agreeing that clearing out immigrants means that decent British folk can finally be "free to work in construction sites, clean toilets and work in Pret A Manger." Didn't Brexit happen because media and elitist types were scorning the views of people like this? Then they gatecrash a left-wing festival to mock the "dreadlocked quinoa-touchers" who're trying to radicalise the public with stalls selling sandalwood oil.
Choose some bigger targets, lads.Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 3rd January 2017
This is worth watching just to see Rubinstein's Tory MP James Twottington-Burbage almost getting thumped by a disgruntled Londoner.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd January 2017
YouTube has created a battalion of DIY pranksters - usually more irritating than amusing -and hidden camera stunts remain a rather too frequent go-to format for broadcasters. So it is something of a challenge to stand out against such saturation.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 3rd January 2017
A daring new BBC comedy pokes fun at the brides of Islamic State jihadis in a series of bizarre jokes.Zoe Efstathiou, The Daily Express, 31st December 2016