The Hislop Vote

Ian Hislop looks back over 40 years of political satire, investigating some of the most contentious aspects of modern politics.

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The series opens with some wicked appraisals of 20th-century prime ministers.

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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

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In the third of eight programmes, he takes a look at foreign affairs, from the collapse of the Empire to the beef ban.

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In the fourth of eight programmes, he looks at politicians and war.

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In the fifth of eight programmes, he plays some of the funniest examples of spoof speeches from the last 40 years, with contributions from Peter Sellers, Ronnie Barker and the odd politician.

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With contributions from `That Was the Week That Was', John Bird and John Fortune andJeremy Hardy

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With contributions from `That Was the Week That Was', John Bird and John Fortune andJeremy Hardy

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In the final programme, he takes a furtive peak into the world of political sleaze.

With contributions from Peter Cook, Leonard Rossiter, Rory Bremner and Rik Mayall