The series opens with some wicked appraisals of 20th-century prime ministers.
In the second of eight programmes, he takes a look at the weirder side of party politics and the British electoral system with the help of the Goons, Monty Python, Bird and Fortune, Jasper Carrott andJeremy Hardy
In the third of eight programmes, he takes a look at foreign affairs, from the collapse of the Empire to the beef ban.
In the fourth of eight programmes, he looks at politicians and war.
In the final programme, he takes a furtive peak into the world of political sleaze.