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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Party Animals Tonight
For those who want some political entertainment tonight and don't fancy political comedy hour on 18 Doughty Street, there's a new political drama/soap on BBC2 at 9pm called PARTY ANIMALS. It's about Commons researchers and MPs who share, ahem, some intimate relations. And I don't mean their Aunties. Anyway, I shall be watching quite closely as I supplied some of the props!
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I would rather watch paint dry there has not been any good on the BBC since the 80's ,BBC2 since the 70's when they showed a load of brilliant films made in wartime UK
Their blog is quite amusing - you can tell they've been looking at real Portcullis House bloggers. I hope this program is successful, if only to raise the profile of Kerron, Recess and the other real characters at Portcullis House.
Crikey, for a minute there I thought you supplied some of the 'romps'...
Now that would have made a change from Doughty Street...
praguetory - sorry, whose blog are you talking about ?
some of the props... on a programme where there are 'intimate relations'... oh yeah!?
5 minutes of this was too much for me - badly written, instantly wrong on current political realities; you'd never know this bunch of corrupt lying sleazebags had been running the country for 10 years. All could be forgiven if the writing wasn't so lame.
What a load of predictable, dumbed down, cliched tripe. I won't be watching it again.
I wasn't impressed. Why did the three brothers all have different accents?
Watched the first ten minutes and had to turn it off. What tedious tripe!
Didn't watch it (my favourite comedian Al Murray was on another channel) but as it was on BBC I assume that Conservatives come out of it quite badly.Am I right?
The last "Thick of It" set a very high standard. I'm afraid this came nowhere close. Thin stuff.
I quite enjoyed it but it was light stuff as others have said, and not a patch on The Thick of It - people's comments here are in line of those of Simon Mayo's TV panel on Monday.
Written by the people behind This Life - which I never watched. Was it as bad as this??
Somehow, I intuited that it would be trite and smug. Even if I lived in Britain, I wouldn't have watched it.
Imitation West Wing was my thought. Pale, very pale, imitation. Even the title just felt second rate and too precious.
When they were doing the research for this I got an email asking for help.
They were doing a series about MPs researchers etc.
I pointed out I wasn't a researcher and was a decade or more too old. Why not try Recess Monkey? He worked for a female MP, was smart but inept, blogged, tried it on with all the girls.
He is just as earnest but a bit better looking than the loser they have made him out to be.
He was a shagger in his day as well.
It would be amusing if RM gets typecast as an MP's researcher.
The main character is described as "the oldest researcher in the Commons." This rather suggests he is based more on Kerron than on Recess.
I recognised some traits of the young female journalist..... hanging with Tories?
Think you know her Iain???
Thanks Paul, I have actually already spotted the resemblance - physically and character wise.
It's a worry, isn't it? ;-)
I fell asleep half way through it.
You might become a 'sarkonaute' yet, Iain, you never know! Why shouldn't you, after all? As very much a techno-person yourself, you might ask why British politicians so rarely mention science and scientists as Sarko's now begun to. The man's got his faults, to be sure and what politician hasn't, but at least he seems to have the makings of a sound Conservative. C'est Sarko qu'il nous faut!!
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