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Today: A new political satire

April 21st, 2015

Episode 296 of 1273 episodes

A new satire on the general election is starting tonight: it is being filmed at the last-possible moment to make sure its satire is absolutely up-to-the-minute. Channel Four's “Ballot Monkeys” follows the election campaigners on the battle buses. The writers insist they are not worried about lack of material and think they can get enough of the "you couldn't make it up element" before transmission. Andy Hamlton is co- writer of “Ballot Monkeys” and John Crace is a Guardian political sketch writer.